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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Review of Hot Zone

Hot Zone
Hot Zone
Catherine Mann
Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 9781402244988
   Master Sergeant Hugh Franco is part of a team of Air Force PJ's. They are trained to go into missions that put their life on the line on a regular basis. This mission is no exception. They are called to the Bahamas where an earthquake has left the island in complete devastation. Hugh is checking through a mass of rubble and finds the beautiful Amelia Bailey, an attorney from the US. She went to the Bahamas to help her brother and sister-in-law adopt their new son.
   Amelia had been caring for the child while her brother and his wife went out to get something to eat. The earthquake separated the family and none of the them know whether either pair are alive. While Amelia and Joshua are hospitalized, the baby is kidnapped and Amelia is pulled along. In comes Hugh to the rescue. Will he be able to keep them safe until he is able to get them back to civilization?
   This is the second book in the Elite Force Series. There is alot going on in this book and several relationships that could be a story in and of themselves. To keep this simple, I will only deal with Hugh and Amelia. Hugh is a risk taker because of the death of his wife and daughter years before in an airplane accident. He has blamed himself for years and has been a bit of a lose cannon ever since. He is determined not to give his heart again and steers away from relationships because of it. Lets not forget to mention he avoids any attachment to children. Will he be able to keep his promise to himself when he is in such close proximity to Amelia and the child.
   Amelia had a bad marriage that ended and has no desire to involve herself in another relationship. It becomes increasingly more difficult when the tension between her and Hugh is quite obvious. She is unable to keep up her strong court room air when she is on unfamiliar ground. Will she be able to let down her guard and allow Hugh to guide the way for them?
   If you like action and adventure with some romance mixed in, you will definitely want to read this book. The sexual tension is hard to ignore and the sparks will ignite. This is one of those reads that goes quickly and is over much too soon. Catherine Mann knows how to hold your interest and turn up the heat. I highly recommend it for those in search of hot guy material and an afternoon of action and romance.
   I wish to thank Sourcebooks for providing me with an eBook copy for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to read.
I give Hot Zone 4 out of 5 stars


  1. Thank you so much for the awesome review of my book HOT ZONE! What a great way to start off my New Year's celebration!!

  2. You are most welcome Catherine. It was a great book.

  3. Sounds like a great read. I think both my husband and I would love to read it.

  4. Donna, I really enjoyed the book. It had something for everyone. Thank you for stopping by my blog.