Shaw by Anna Hackett
Series: Hell Squad #7
Published: January 25, 2016 by Anna Hackett
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Hell Squad sniper Shaw Baird is a man on a mission. His squad is his family and now the invading aliens have done the unforgivable…taken one of his team. Claudia Frost—soldier, friend, and all-round badass—is running on borrowed time. Shaw has vowed to bring her home, whatever it takes…and he’s only just realizing now she’s been taken that Claudia is a vital piece of him.
Claudia Frost is surviving…barely. Kept in chains, made to fight for the aliens’ enjoyment, she can’t survive much longer. But she knows her squad is coming for her…knows Shaw is coming. Only thoughts of the sexy, charming sniper get her through the hell, and for the first time in forever, she wishes she hadn’t let the wounds of her past stop her from taking a taste of the man who is her friend, her sanity and her secret obsession.
But rescuing Claudia is only the first dangerous step. The alien keeping Claudia prisoner is far more intelligent, far more patient and a hell of a lot deadlier than any they’ve faced before. Not only is he hunting their band of human survivors through the forests of the Blue Mountains, but he wants Claudia. And he’ll let nothing get in his way.
The beginning of Shaw so emotional with both Shaw and Claudia holding onto the thought of reuniting in order to get through the hard times. They’ve bickered and teased since the beginning and only now, when the chance might be lost, do they realize what they have could be real.
I loved the strength in both Claudia and Shaw and how they learn to lean on each other. Claudia doesn’t trust many men since her ex-husband cheated on her so she has no desire to test her feelings with Shaw. But after being captured, Claudia realizes she has some regrets and that includes never taking a chance with the one person who matters the most. Shaw has always been a charmer, but now we got to see his softer, sweeter side as he fights to get Claudia to believe a relationship can be real between them. While previous books have shown Shaw to be a bit of a player who only wants a good time he doesn’t hesitate to share his emotions to Claudia and to go all in.
I also liked the new development of Selena and can’t wait to see who she’ll fall in love with. There was also a lot more of the berserkers in this one and now I really want to read their books!
**Reader Safety: Heroine was kidnapped and held captive and abused (referenced, on page)
4 stars – it was enjoyable
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