Saturday, April 9, 2011

Review of LIVE WIRE by Lora Leigh

Lora Leigh
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
March 2011
ISBN# 9780312945848
Romantic Suspense
From My Bookshelf
Novel, 371 pages
Lora Leigh Website

Meet Captain Jordan Malone. For years he has been a silent warrior and guardian, operating independent of government protocol or oversight, leading his loyal team of Elite Ops to fight terror at all costs. A legend in the field, Jordan’s true identity has remained a mystery to even his own men…until now.

Tehya Talamosi, codename: Enigma, is a force to be reckoned with. A woman this striking spells nothing but trouble for Jordan. Armed with killer secrets—and body to die for—she’ll bring Jordan to his knees as they both take on the most deadly mission they have ever faced. Because this time, it’s personal…

My Ratings~~


Unequivocally sensual. The chemistry between Tehya and Jordan sizzles!  I expected the utmost best from Ms. Leigh for this, her last novel in the Elite Ops Series. She delivered and more!                              

Jordan Malone is the consummate alpha: possessive, protective, dominant. *i want one* We got our first glimpse of him in the Tempting Seals Series.  All during the Elite Ops Series, there was an undercurrent of sexual heat/need/connection between Jordan and Tehya, but it was never acted upon. To be sure, they heat up the sheets, counter, chair, table - considerably in LIVE WIRE.

He should be illegal. He should have to wear an ugly disguise when he was in public to weaken his effect on the female of the species. Because she wasn’t the only woman to grow immediately wet at the sight of him.

Tehya Talamosi has been on the run, hiding, for most of her life. Running from the man who wanted to use her for his own nefarious purposes: her father, Sorrel. The only time she has felt the least bit safe was during her stint with the Elite Ops Team. While serving with the Elite Ops Team, Tehya was ensnared by Jordan. The problem being, Jordan doesn’t believe in love. He believes in lust, protection, safety. Now the team has disbanded - their contracts fulfilled - and Tehya must move on, alone, with a new identity.

“I’ll see you in the morning,” he stated.

And Tehya nodded. It was another lie. They wouldn’t talk in the morning, he wouldn’t see her in the morning, because she wouldn’t be here.

She didn’t hear him move, she felt him move. She felt him coming closer to her and tensed, knowing that the connection to him would be severed forever once she walked out of the base.

It was just over. There were no more chances to capture his heart.

She had failed. The most important dream she had ever had, and she had failed.

When buried threats return to seize Tehya, Jordan recalls the Team to protect her and ensure her safety. But Tehya had started to put down roots; start over, enjoy her new found freedom. This new menace destroys all she has worked so hard to achieve. She wants to run as she did before because, as in the past, whoever helped her ended up dead. Now, with Jordan back in her life, what she’s afraid of losing the most: Her heart, to the man who believes love is just an illusion.

All of the team are back for LIVE WIRE: Noah, Nik, Travis, John, Micah - they protect their own. And even though they don’t report to Jordan as their Commander, he nevertheless leads them into a maelstrom of action and emotion. Even they can see what Jordan won’t admit.

And as each man stared back at him he knew they understood, and they agreed.

Nothing mattered more to them than the protection of their wives, just as nothing mattered more to him than the protection of his …. He gave himself a mental shake. Nothing mattered more than protecting Tehya, and returning her to the life she had chosen for herself.

Because any life she chose would be far better than that of a life with a man who had learned long, long ago the perils of believing in love, and in happily ever-afters.

Nothing lasted forever.

I hate to see this series end, but it went out with FLYING COLORS! The action, the characters, the storyline - all come together to form a superior volume. And the passion between Tehya and Jordan is explosive and scorches the pages! LIVE WIRE earns the Top Bite Award and Scorcher Award for April. The entire Tempting Seals and Elite Ops Series are on my “Keeper Shelf”. I know it won’t be long and I’ll be revisiting the guys and their fiery leading ladies.

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