Theron by Anna Hackett
Series: Hell Squad #12
Published: April 30, 2017 by Anna Hackett
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Sienna Rossi has always been a mix of contradictions. She loves ice cream, likes cooking, and is skilled at taking down aliens with her squad. Sweet and tough, soldier and woman, most people can’t seem to make sense of her…even the loving family she lost in the invasion and especially men. One man accepts her as she is, her best friend Theron. But the big, silent, muscled soldier has her firmly in the ‘friends’ zone…except that Sienna knows he wants her, and she’s determined to claim the stubborn man as hers.
Theron Wade lives to fight aliens. They killed his parents, his foster siblings, and his fellow Rangers. Now he has a new team–the tough, mostly-female Squad Nine. But one certain female haunts his dreams and stars in his darkest fantasies. Sienna is his sunshine in the darkness. He wants to her to be happy…and he knows that would never be with a man like him. A man with darker, rougher tastes that would shock her.
As Squad Nine works to track and destroy a dangerous alien device, best friends collide. Theron introduces Sienna to a world of rough, edgy passion that she craves. But as a mission goes off track, the two of them will risk everything for love, for their lives, and to save the world.
Theron was another great Hell Squad book and I’m loving the continued development of the alien invasion and the constant struggle the humans have to defeat them and their more advanced technology.
Theron has been a tall, dark, and mysterious character from the beginning and I’ve been intrigued by him so I was very happy finally get his story. With a rough past in the foster system and the military Theron feels like he’s not good enough for Sienna, especially considering his darker tastes in the bedroom. I was glad that when Anna Hackett claimed that Theron liked things dirty and kinky (oh my!) she stuck by that for his character. And it was also fun to see Sienna began to explore Theron’s interests and discover that she really enjoyed them too.
“She liked colored sprinkles on her ice cream, and could also kill a man in about thirty different ways.”
I love tough women in romances and Anna Hackett is a master at this. Sienna was a delight of contradictions and it was great to read about a character that is still feminine and cute while also kicking some alien butt. Sienna might look sweet and innocent but she’s much more complex than that and this kept her character interesting. I loved the way she managed to break Theron down and convince him that she wanted what he was offering. Sienna was a great mix of spicy and sweet and really, Theron needed someone like this to keep him on his toes.
I also really enjoyed getting to see more of the berserkers which will be the leads in the upcoming books.
**Reader Safety: Consensual, non-consent role play scene between Hero and Heroine
4 stars – it was enjoyable
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