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John Vincent ha da sempre condotto una vita intrisa di pericolo, e ora che è stato dichiarato morto ha tutte le ragioni per rimanere tale. Membro della Squadra Operativa d'Elite, non si è lasciato alle spalle niente da rimpiangere, tranne una donna e un'indimenticabile notte di passione. Bailey Serborne, ex agente CIA, tormentata dal ricordo dell'uomo che amava, è determinJohn Vincent ha da sempre condotto una vita intrisa di pericolo, e ora che è stato dichiarato morto ha tutte le ragioni per rimanere tale. Membro della Squadra Operativa d'Elite, non si è lasciato alle spalle niente da rimpiangere, tranne una donna e un'indimenticabile notte di passione. Bailey Serborne, ex agente CIA, tormentata dal ricordo dell'uomo che amava, è determinata a catturare colui che ritiene responsabile della sua morte. Inviato per aiutarla, John non può impedire che la passione che li univa si riaccenda, e ben presto si rende conto che né il proprio nuovo volto, né il nuovo nome, riusciranno a ingannare Bailey......

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  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2018-11-14 08:08

    3 Who the Fuck is Jules Mate? Stars*Spoilers*“Damn you, I can’t think of anything but this some days. You’re my weakness, Bailey. And my strength.” Well hmmm. OKay I would tell you what this story is about but I'm not sure I truly know! To say this book was a little confusing is a understatement, lets put it this way . I felt like I should have been taking notes or had a guide to keep up. I had to go back a few times and try to figure shit out and then I just got kinda pissed about it! I will try anyway to tell you what the story is about bare with me..... Ok so Heat Seeker is the 3rd book in the Elite Ops Series. In this story we meet John Vincent who use to be Trent a Australian Secret Intelligence Agent. He had been working under cover with CIA Agent Bailey Serborne for a few months they fall in love have one night of passion and sex and then when he is leaving to go get breakfast , someone tries to blow him up. He gets fixed up by Elite Ops signing on with them and letting everyone believe he died including Bailey. Fast forward 6 years . (P.S the book says 5 years and then a 1 year later but still says 5 years so some editor somewhere doesn't work well with numbers Just sayin!) Okay so here is where shit goes to hell for me. So Bailey is fired from the CIA or quits not sure which, and she goes home where she is super rich and she is playing a rich woman who got fired so that she can trick the bad guy "Mr Warbucks" in to trusting her, believing her to be angry over losing her job and willing to turn on her government and join the dark side. How she does this is by living a normal rich girl life, parties, shopping, but for some confusing reason that works for her because Mr Warbucks is watching her and is going to let her choose the Arms Dealer he is going to hire to sell some super kick ass missiles, but he doesn't tell her she is to pick. I guess he posted a bad guy bulletin and told all brokers hey it's Baileys choice!!! John comes to her asking her to work with him acting like he is her lover and her choice of Dealers so they can save the world together from Evil Mr Warbucks ( lame ass name). And the Confusion gets worse from there because then we meet a slew of new characters, Dealers, John's team, Warbucks's men, other rich people, suspects that could be Mr. Warbucks, and a few assassins. The editing is so bad and towards the end someone name Jules just comes outta no where and I'm like Who the fuck is Jules?? I think she might be Mary but who the hell knows for sure.“What is it, then? You aren’t jealous that another man holds my heart? Don’t you care that I want to call out his name when I’m coming around your cock?” John was ok for me. He didn't really stand out just kinda there. Not much depth I mean he was kick ass and all ,but other than that you don't learn much about him. He is suppose to be funny and playful , but you don't really get to see that in this book.“I remember, love,” he whispered as a soft sob tore from her lips. “I remember every touch, every kiss. I remember you like a dream that saves my soul.”“We’ll never speak of this again,” he insisted roughly, his own heart breaking as her eyes filled with tears again. “Tonight, Bailey. Just tonight, we forget where we are, who we have to be. Just for tonight.”“I will always love you.” He couldn’t hold the words back. “Until my last breath, sweet Bailey. I’ll love only you.” Bailey was a little better than John because she was sassy, and kicked ass, but she also didn't have much depth. “Do I still love him?” She wanted to laugh at the bitter irony of the question. “I love a memory, don’t I? Trent is gone forever. Dead men don’t rise from the grave, do they, John? They don’t come back to the lovers who weep for them, and they don’t hold the women who dream for them. They’re just gone. Aren’t they?”“I dreamed of this,” she whispered on a sob as she buried her lips against his neck. “I dreamed of you touching me, holding me again. Loving me. Love me, Trent. One more time.”“I want to hold on to you forever,” she sobbed against his shoulder. “Don’t let go of me, John. Not yet.”Now I did enjoy some of the story mainly their relationship. John and bailey in the sack are hott. I really enjoyed the touching love making in the shower when he lets her know who he is , even though she already knew. I really didn't care for the story plot it was just too damn all over the place for me to keep up and kinda bordered on boring. I normally don't trip on editing problems, but it was so bad in this book that it really took away from the story and made a confusing plot harder to follow. Now I got my copy from the library (Thank God I didn't buy it or I would have been ticked) , but I hope they have went back and fixed the errors since it's been a few years since the book first came out. This book was ok, I hope the next one is better.......http://jessicasoverthetopbookobsessio...

  • Shawna
    2018-12-11 07:32

    4 ½ stars – Romantic SuspenseI’m a big fan of Leigh’s Elite Ops series and its predecessor Tempting SEALs series, so I’ve been waiting excitedly for this one and had high expectations, and for the most part it delivered, although I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as Wild Card or Maverick.Heat Seeker is the third book in the Elite Ops series, and although this one could be read as a stand-alone novel, I would recommend reading the previous books (and in order) since there is an ongoing story arc and all the main characters carry over and play vital roles in the story.The operatives of the Elite Ops unofficial, deep undercover unit have signed their previous lives away in favor of a second chance, anonymity, and new identities. John Vincent, code name Heat Seeker, is former Australian Secret Intelligence agent Trent Daylen, who was betrayed and assumed dead by explosion. Now he and the Elite Ops team are on a mission to identify and take out a notorious, elusive, top-level terrorist known only as Warbucks, who masquerades among the most elite and wealthy social and political circles, before he acquires a dangerous weapon called CROSSFIRE. For John, the deep cover operation is a personal vendetta mission to enact retribution against Warbucks, who cost him everything, including his life and the woman he loved.Ex-CIA agent Bailey Serborne is haunted by a painful past and still mourns the loss of her parents and the only man she’s ever loved. She and John/Trent spent a wild night of passion six years ago after a joint ASI and CIA mission in Australia, and she’s been grief-stricken and tormented by his “death” ever since. She spent the subsequent five years tracking down leads, looking for the assassin who murdered her parents. When the trail leads to the terrorist known as Warbucks, with ties to her parent’s past, she spends a year entrenching herself deep undercover within her family’s wealthy, elite Aspen circle in order to seek out revenge. Bailey never imagined that her path of vengeance would reunite her with the man she loved and lost. When fate brings Bailey and John back together for the Elite Ops ‘Warbucks’ operation in Aspen, their passion burns hotter than ever, putting their covers and the entire mission at risk. And once John’s assignment is over, how can a man who’s supposed to be dead find happily ever after with the woman he loves? I liked both Bailey and John’s characters, and their chemistry and attraction is off-the-charts explosive. Although John is an alpha, he’s not nearly as aggressive, forceful, and dominating as some of Leigh’s other heroes, and he’s a total softy when it comes to his feelings for Bailey, which was very refreshing. I felt a genuine connection between the H/H, but I would have liked some flashback scenes of their falling in love stage when they worked together on the mission in Australia. There are a lot of volatile, intense, lengthy, and passionate love scenes in this; I mean it wouldn’t really be a Lora Leigh read if there wasn’t. The H/H get it on anywhere and everywhere in this...a bungalow during a storm, the kitchen, a couch, a bed, the shower (twice), outside...you name it. Of course, there’s some action and suspense interspersed with the scorching hot sex too. I enjoyed the story (especially the high steam factor), but I do have a few gripes. There were several basic editing errors and proofreading mistakes that annoyed the crap out of me.1. Five years later plus one year later equals six years later people, not five!2. Who the heck is Jules? Mistaking a character’s name at a critical point in the book is really confusing (and annoying). 3. Is the heroine’s last name Serborne or Serbourne? But, I’ve noticed editing gaffes like these throughout the books in Leigh’s Tempting SEALs and Elite Ops series, so I think she just needs a better proofreading team.Still, it’s a very entertaining, satisfying, and smokin’ hot romantic suspense read and a great addition to the sexy Elite Ops series! 4 ½ stars!

  • Auntee
    2018-12-07 08:32

    I'm going to try to be fair about this, but this had to be one of the most confusing, disappointing, boring, and poorly edited Lora Leigh books of all time. If it weren't for my obsession to find out just who the traitor "Warbucks" was (and what kind of name is that for a bad-guy? I kept imagining "Daddy" Warbucks...), and to read about the hot reunion romance between the H/h (Jonh/Trent and Bailey), I would've ditched this one after a couple of confusing chapters. Whether it was the enormous cast of characters (who I could never seem to keep straight, and some of whom had multiple identities) or the many, many typos and editing errors (still don't know who the heck Jules is) my head was just spinning trying to concentrate and keep up. I love this series and I've had no problems with the other books, but this one had just the most blah plot, it was all I could do to keep reading. The fact that it took me nearly a week to finish this book tells me a lot--I was never really fully engaged.I do have a suggestion. If you've been reading the series, but it's been a while since you've read the previous book (Maverick), get your notebook handy because no way are you going to be able to remember and keep straight this humongous cast of characters and their alter egos. And if you haven't started this series yet, do yourself a favor and read the lot of them close together--maybe one right after the other--don't let a lot of time elapse between books (like I did).So, if you feel you're up to the challenge, get your thinking cap on and prepare to concentrate. You'll get a slight respite every other chapter because that's about the frequency that Bailey and John go at it (in typical LL love-scene fashion). I will be sticking with this series, hoping that Heat Seeker was just an aberration and that Black Jack will be much better. 3 1/2 stars

  • Buggy
    2018-12-02 09:27

    Opening Line; "It was a world Baily hadn't expected to ever enter again."Jeez, what a struggle it was to finish this one. I was determined though, despite warnings from other reviewers but also because I was such a fan of Lora Leigh’s previous Elite-Ops/Tempting Seals books. I felt confident that I’d be able to see through the anticipated bad editing and ‘soul’ searing sex scenes, I’d just suspend belief for a couple of days and enjoy another great addition to the series… So, two weeks, one spread sheet and several graphs later -which I used to keep track of all the alter egos assigned to our Ops (up to 3 each), the infinite number of secondary characters and oh lets not forget Jules!? It was with a huge sigh of relief that I finally finished. This is book #3 in the Elite-Ops series or book #8 if you count the Tempting Seals. In all my other reviews I started by raving about the sexy, alpha heroes, the erotic love scenes and the ensuing beautiful love story. Unfortunately with Heat Seeker we get none of these things and a word that keeps coming to mind is vague. Everything about this is vague; story, characters, dialogue, completed ideas. Essentially its just rehashed plotlines from every other book in the series in particular;Wild Card, Maverick and Hidden Agendas theres nothing new here. And when you combine that with the bad editing, too many confusing characters and a bland couple that except for having great sex in the shower never really gave me the feeling that they were in love, the whole thing is well, boring.I also have no real idea of what our couple looked like or where most of this took place, because except for the brief mention of Aspen and all the sweaters and leather jackets being removed it’s never described. Bailey and Trent spend 90% of the book attending parties in mansions with big maze like gardens and knife wielding guests. Here’s the plot as near as I can figure; we begin in Australia with CIA agents Bailey Serborne and Trent Daylen getting it on (Lora Leigh style) during a thunderstorm. The couple has just finished working a case together and they’re in love and celebrating. However the party is short lived as by the end of the chapter Trent has been ‘killed’ in an explosion set by the worst named bad guy ever, Warbucks. 5 or 6 years later (depending on your math skills) Bailey has quit (or been fired) from the FBI. She is now seeking revenge and trying to locate Warbucks, the man responsible for killing her wealthy parents (and a cousin I think) as well the love of her life Trent. Bailey is getting close to his inner circle when her plans are thwarted by a group of mercenaries. They are of course the Elite-Ops who also have Warbucks in their sights.The agents team up with Bailey and for whatever reason it becomes imperative that she pose as John Vincent’s lover, something to do with securing a missile launcher and weapons of mass destruction which Bailey has the codes for!? Now John looks very familiar to Bailey even though he doesn’t have an Australian accent or say “Love” anymore but she’s pretty sure she knows who he is. And isn’t that also her long lost cousin David Abijah aka Micah Sloane aka Maverick aka Jerric Abbas lurking about? Just who the hell are these guys?Trent Daylen aka Heat Seeker aka John Vincent might be a dead man but he’s never been able to get Bailey out of his soul and now after all the great sex they’ve been having in the shower he’s also never been cleaner or more complete. Theres just no way he’s going to let her go again once this mission is over even if his grumpy leader Jordan Malone owns his ass for the next 6 or 7 years (depending on your math skills.) Yup its good times with Lora LeighSo Black Jack is up next and I’m hopeful that it will be better but I’ve also got my spread sheets and graphs ready just in case. Cheers.

  • marlene
    2018-11-28 09:32

    i liked this one more than maverick less than wild card. The heroine was stronger than we have seen in this series. not at all the damsel in distress. though she did remind me a little too much of how they originally played out Kira in Killer Secrets. i am a complete sucker for the scenes al a wild card where the woman realizes this new man is the man she loved years ago. the romance in this one was great. it was there from second one and since our heroine was not only a smart cookie but dealt with the elite ops boys before it moved us along in the romance dept faster. i am also now determined that i need to build a maze of trees with hidden heated grottoes in my backyard. oh you know you thought about it too. i am glad to see the end of the warbucks plot line. the orion storyline was a good one but this one didn't hold my interest as much.was that a hint at the end that we may see Jordan's story next? as much as i would like to think so i would bet my last dollar we have 2 more books before we get to his. which is ok, but i can't deny wanting to see his team snicker as that man goes down.

  • jenjn79
    2018-11-27 08:08

    It's funny...the last book in this series, Maverick, I found to be kinda blah while others loved it. And this one I've seen a lot of so-so reviews, but I rather enjoyed it. It wasn't perfect by any means; there was one thing I really hated and another that bugged me, but overall I thought it was a good book. Go figure.Series note: This is the 4th story in the Elite Ops series, sequel to Leigh's Tempting SEALs series. This series has an overall theme, continuing characters and continuing storylines so I'd highly recommend starting with the first book in the Elite Ops series at the least.Heat Seeker picks up with a storyline that began in the previous book, Maverick, where agent Bailey Serborne is questioned by Elite Ops agent John Vincent about what she knows about the killer-for-hire, Orion. Bailey knows there is something off about the group of men who held her for questioning and is nearly positive that one of the men, Micah, is her supposedly dead cousin. But for now she is determined to track down the mysterious Warbucks, who hired Orion to kill several people she knew, including her parents.A year has passed since that initial interrogation and Bailey's plan for vengeance is moving along. Until John Vincent reappears in her life, with the same mission she has: finding out who Warbucks is. There is something about John that tugs at her, and not just in a lusty way. Something about him reminds her of her dead lover, Trent Daylen, a man she lost years ago in an explosion just when they were finding each other. Her heart tells her anything is possible, but her head tells her John couldn't possibly be Trent.John feels the connection as well. He's never forgotten Bailey, never stopped wanting her. But he'd given up his life for the Elite Ops after they saved him. As much as he wants to tell Bailey the truth, he can't. More important they have a mission to solve. They have to uncover Warbucks's identity before it's too late. And once the mission is over, he'll walk away from Bailey again...or so he tries to tell himself.This book starts off with a real bang...and I do mean a "bang!" If you've never read Lora Leigh before, the prologue to this book will give you a real good idea of what her writing is all about. It's a hot, steamy scene, all right.I thought Leigh did a great job with the beginning of this book. The prologue is basically two parts. One that introduces Bailey and John (aka Trent) and show the relationship building between them and then the tragedy. Then there's s second part that overlaps with events in Maverick where Bailey is questioned by the Elite Ops team. What I liked about that is that it refreshed my memory to the past events and made it so much easier to jump into the story and not feel lost on anything. So kudos to Leigh for doing that...not all authors do things like that.Bailey and John? Phew...hot, hot, hot!! Those two had some really hot chemistry. As a reader I could really feel the pull between them. And there are some scenes with some powerful emotions, especially from Bailey as she tries to reconcile her broken heart over losing Trent and this odd connection she has with John. I got a little misty eyed a time or two because I could really feel Bailey's pain. Anytime and author makes me feel along with the characters, they get bonus points for it.And like any Leigh book, the sex scenes are super, super hot. Definitely not for the prudish sort, though. Leigh's scenes are of the explicit type. I will say that for those of you who have read Leigh's earlier works, this one is tamer. The sex is hot and explicit, but it's pretty vanilla on the kink-factor scale. It doesn't really go beyond the basics (not sure if that is a good or bad thing.....)I do agree with some other reviewers that the name Warbucks for the antagonist was kind of lame. I kept thinking of the guy from Annie. But aside from that I enjoyed the plot. It's directly connected to the previous books in this series in that Warbucks is responsible for a lot of events that occurred in them. He's the mastermind. So it was great to get to the bottom of that whole thing. Warbucks's identity for me wasn't super predictable, but it wasn't really a surprise either. I thought it fit the story, though.My two complaints about this book...we'll start with the minor one. I understand what Leigh was trying to convey by not having John, or any of the other characters (Micah) not break their silence on their real identities. It was critical to their mission and the group to not break their "covers", but I couldn't help being disappointed by it. I really wanted a scene between Bailey and John about what happened to him and how he came to be John, the feelings they experienced, etc. There were hints of that, subtle non-conversations, but nothing...real. And more so, I really, really wanted a scene between Bailey and her supposedly dead cousin David/Micah/Jerric. She knows Micah/Jerric is David. He knows she knows, and there's a small acknowledgment or two about it, but no real reunion. I just found that disappointing. He was her last blood family left and they never get to act other than acquaintances. I would have loved a reunion scene between them. I mean, I understand the nature of the group Leigh created and their need for secrecy...I just wanted those scenes anyway.That was a relatively minor thing, though. The big fault with this book was the atrocious editing. I have a hard time believing any professional edited this and missed what they did. It was bad. There are a lot of little errors through the book...the number of years ago Trent "died (5+1=6...not 5!!!), dialogue completely missing quotation marks, wrong words used, etc. The worst, though, was the mysterious character Jules. That had me so freakin' confused...I read the name the first time and was like 'who the hell is Jules???' Then I finally realized that Jules and Mary were the same character. I guess the author changed the name at some point in the writing process...only near the end of the book, not all the name usage got changed to the new name (which I'm guessing was Mary???) It was so damn confusing, though. There's one page near the end where the name goes back and forth from Jules and Mary like eight times. It was ridiculous and made me wonder who the hell edited this book. They did a horrendous job. Stupid errors like this just make a book less readable. They take the readers attention away from the story and that's never a good thing.Aside from those two things, I had really enjoyed this book. The romance is super hot; the sex is even hotter. The storyline is well-paced and engaging. It's not a perfect book by any means, but I think this one is probably my favorite of the Elite Ops books so far.WARNING, this book contains: explicit sex and language

  • BJ Rose
    2018-12-04 07:09

    I'm happy to report that I finally finished Heat Seeker. Sorry, Lora Leigh lovers, but this was a chore. What to say about it? For one thing, it could easily have been at least 50 pages shorter if she hadn't persistently stated over and over how much Bailey hated the high society life her family and friends engaged in, and how pointless it was, and how she couldn't understand how her wonderful mother could enjoy that life, and, and, and... Even tho the super-intelligent agents had super intelligence-gathering at their fingertips, I knew who the super-secret mastermind was at least 100 pages before they learned it in the last 10 pages.

  • Kathleen
    2018-11-13 07:33

    I'm not sure if I would give this a 3 1/2 stars or a 4 star rating. It was not one of LL best books, however I did enjoy it. The dead man walking theme is getting a bit old to me. The book had HOT sex scenes however it seemed everytime they had sex, it was the best that they ever had. To me there was one LOVE scene in the book and it was very touching, it brought tears to my eye's. The bad guy in this book was a secret to the end, however I had a feeling who it was from the moment he entered the story. I wish that there would have been more action in this book, it would have made the book better IMHO. I still love this series and plan on getting the next book when it comes out.

  • Jessica
    2018-11-28 05:07

    "Bailey wanted to moan at the sight. She'd never, at any time had her foot kissed by anyone. It was almost like being a virgin all over again, because the sensations this man inspired inside her assured her that she had much more to learn." Hot damn and this is just the prologue.The sex scenes were very descriptive, steamy, and intense. Sometimes I wished that the action part of this book was as well written. Most of the fighting scenes were rushed.

  • Cindi
    2018-11-14 05:24

    As usual, Lora Leigh had me stuck to the couch so I could finish Heat Seeker, third in the exciting Elite Ops series. Lora sure has a way with men!The thing about the Elite Ops team is that they are all dead. No, this is not a paranormal like her Breeds; its just that all its operatives were thought to have died (which got them away from whatever agency or group they'd been with and kept the bad guys from continuing to try to kill them)and were resurrected into new lives and given new names. Just like in witness protection, they had to promise to walk away from their old lives forever - or until the contract they'd signed expired. The problem is that for these men and women, honor and patriotism are very strong emotions but sometimes those same emotions errupt for their soulmate . . . Bailey is a young but extremely rich heiress in the CIA. She met Trent, a hunky Aussie, on an op over 5 years ago and the two fell in love. Just after the two finally allow themselves to admit it and act on it *Lora Leigh-style*, Trent is blown up in a car bomb and Bailey is heartbroken.She is use to this painful feeling, however, as first her best friend and her friend's mother were killed in a car accident and then her beloved parents died. Bailey believes that both these incidents are the work of a shadowy figure, a traitor named Warbucks that she's been investigating and trying to take down. Fast forward 5 years and Bailey is no longer with the CIA and is using her dismissal there to convince Warbucks that she's no longer loyal to her country and that she will do brokering jobs for him. Yet she still can't find out his identity.When John Vincent shows up, she believes him to be a broker of terroristic weapons and information. She soon discovers he is a black ops guy working to take down Warbucks as well, and they agree to pose as a couple and work together to handle a Crossfire missle sale - something they just can't allow to get into terrorist's hands. But the clashes between Bailey and John are frequent because she knows he's not telling her all she wants to know. And after very little time, she wants to know if Jack is in fact Trent.This book does not disappoint and fans of Ms. Leigh will be satisfied by the hot but loving scenes between Bailey and Jack/Trent. Her forte is the patriotic hero who, when he falls in love, REALLY falls for the woman. It is amazing to dream that there are men out there who can express their love and desire and commitment in such terms and actions. That is the spell of Lora Leigh.

  • Fanny
    2018-11-26 11:27

    Heat Seeker es el tercer libro de la saga Elite Ops y tiene a Bailey y John como protagonistas.Tengo que reconocer que la historia del chico australiano del grupo era una de las que mas ganas tenia de leer, no solo porque en las escenas en las que aparecia era muy misterioso sino porque desde que empece esta serie fue uno de los chicos que mas me llamo la atencion.Este tercer libro es el que mas me ha gustado de la serie por el momento, me parecio que es el que mejor trama tiene, mucho mas entretenida e interesante que los anteriores, aunque sigo echando de menos que la autora desarrolle mas la trama.Como loca por leer la siguiente historia!3.5 Estrellas!

  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    2018-11-19 05:07

    The third book in Lora Leigh Elite Ops series. I found this at my library, otherwise I probably would never have read it. It just didn't work for me. Lots of graphic sex but not much else. It needed more in terms of plot.

  • Miraphora
    2018-12-09 08:29

    La noia.La noia più totale.La noia più devastante.La noia più noia che abbia provato negli ultimi mesi.La noia che mi ha mandato in pappa il cervello appena leggevo una pagina.Con tutta la buona volontà, dopo tre facciate volevo già cavarmi le palle degli occhi. L'unica cosa che riuscivo a fare era cadere in coma e dormire della grossa.Se un erotico, un romantic suspense erotico, ti fa addormentare allora c'è qualcosa che non va.Che poi, se devo essere sincera, a me questo genere ha rotto le balle. Ci hanno tirato sceme per mesi, hanno richiesto a gran voce più titoli RS e quello che mi ritrovo in mano è un romanzo di Lora Leigh che, con tutto il rispetto per questa donna, non è particolarmente originale o avvincente.Anzi, è proprio una boiata.Quindi io, grazie tante, piuttosto mi metto a leggere il volantino della LIDL ma di RS non ne voglio vedere per molti mesi.Perché, dai, un romanzo deve avere un minimo di intelligenza. Un minimo di coerenza. Un minimo di buon senso. Se mancano queste cose, cosa leggiamo a fare? Persino il romance più sdolcinato possiede uno schema che riflette una realtà - fantasiosa o meno che sia. Ma quando si leggono assurdità l'unica cosa che si prova è fastidio. Noia e fastidio.Io, chi mi conosce lo sa, leggo proprio di tutto e lo faccio con una mente aperta. Dalle schifezze mi aspetto schifezze, da un grande autore mi aspetto un grande romanzo, e da Lora Leigh mi aspetto un erotico. Quello che non mi aspetto è un erotico mischiato ad un RS senza uno schema, senza una vera trama, buttato così tanto per fare e infarcito di sesso con l'evidente scopo di offuscare le lacune - voragini - della trama.La prima volta che la Leigh ha tirato in ballo la resurrezione da morte presunta con relativa plastica facciale me la sono fatta andare bene. La seconda volta ho storto il naso ma me la sono fatta andare bene perché, tutto sommato, la trama filava via liscia e indolore. Alla terza, però, sono finita dritta nel reame del grumpysmo sfrenato.In sostanza, in questo romanzo, si ripete lo schema degli altri tre. L'eroe viene dato per morto, risorge sotto mentite spoglie con una faccia diversa ma sempre super figo; ritorna dall'amata che, dopo mesi anni secoli di struggimento, accoglie il nuovo venuto a gambe aperte; insieme si alternano a indagini fantascientifiche e sessioni di cardio-sex a rischio affogamento da liquidi corporei. Salvano il mondo, si lovvano duro, il cattivo muore, tornano insieme. Fine.Ora, tutto questo potrebbe persino andare bene se: 1. questa storia della chirurgia plastica non fosse una scemenza di proporzioni cosmiche. Perché uno che cambia la faccia è sempre un po' strano, di sicuro dopo un primo sguardo si notano dettagli che ti fanno capire che è passato sotto i ferri. Tipo, non so, cicatrici? 2. se la trama fosse stata più chiara, meno abbozzata non sarei morta di noia. 3. se la protagonista non fosse stata così odiosa, insopportabile e lagnosa. 4. se il mistero dell'identità di Warbucks non fosse stato tirato per le lunghe così tanto, un po' di movimento in più ci sarebbe stato. 5. se la Leigh non fosse così fissata con il far accoppiare i suoi protagonisti nei momenti meno adatti.Insomma, come lettura frivola, leggera, va benissimo ma entro un certo limite. Perché va bene apprezzare un romanzo passatempo, ma darsi arie di RS e poi cadere nella ripetitività e nell'inconsistenza anche no.

  • Willow Brook
    2018-12-06 05:06

    I liked this book much more than I thought I would. Wow. Way to start a review, but honestly this has been a bumpy year for Leigh during which she has turned out a LOT of books and quality has suffered. There. I said it and I am a huge LL fan, but her 2009 books have not been to her usual standards. The lack of editing alone is worth an extended rant (which I'll spare all of us) and this book was the worst with a character flipping back and forth between names in the last few chapters. So when the story is supposed to at its most suspenseful, I was muttering "Who is Jules?!?!?" and doing a quick search on my Kindle to see how I missed this person. When Jules started flipping between identities in the same scene separated by a scant couple of sentences, I figured it out. To any who haven't read the book yet -- Jules is Mary. But back to the story. After reading so many scathing Amazon reviews, the letdown of Bengal's Heart, the somewhat flat Coyote's Mate and the lifeless short story in Hot for the Holidays, I put off reading Heat Seeker despite pre-ordering it (did I mention I'm a big fan?). So it was a pleasant surprise to find that it fits in very nicely with her other Seals/Special Ops books. Not as good as Maverick because of the editing and quite frankly the oral sex scenes were way too long and repetitive. And yes, there were significant plot similarities to Wild Card but I liked the characters better in Heat Seeker and the circumstances weren't so extreme. Is the plot outlandish at times? Yeah. And I'm sure there are lots of technical mistakes regarding weaponry, CIA and soldier stuff. Still, Lora Leigh can tell a dang good story despite all that and even in a bad year. I hope things are settling down for her and she paces herself a bit more with turning out books. I also really hope she gets an actual editor. And I devoutly hope she doesn't mess up Jonas' story in the Breeds series. In the meantime, I give 4 stars if you are a LL fan and 3 stars if you are not addicted to her work.

  • Laura
    2018-12-04 06:27

    3rd in the Elite Ops series. We met Bailey and John in the previous book, Maverick. I was looking forward to reading their story after their introduction.The book started off well with their back story and a hot love scene. From there, it went a little downhill for me.I got a bit bored with the story and actually put the book down numerous times and wasn't excited to get back to reading it. Some of it was a little too unbelievable. For example, everyone was aware that Bailey was a former CIA agent. Everything else I have read/seen about CIA agents has them keeping the CIA relationship under wraps and they have a good cover story. That was just one small thing. As with some of her other books, I felt like some of the sex scenes were overdone and there wasn't enough of a connection between the characters. The writing was way too hokey and overdone. It really made it unbelievable. In fact, I started laughing during at least one of the scenes. Probably not what the scene was meant to do for the reader.The end twist wasn't too much a twist to me. I had it figured out far before the end. By the time it came to the end, I was relieved it was finally revealed...it just seemed like there were too many descriptions of what everyone was wearing (lots of sweaters and long leather jackets) and how it got taken off.There were too many secondary characters that blended together to me. I lost track of them and stopped caring about them. Plus, Leigh uses different names for one person and I started to wonder if I had missed something somewhere because I didn't remember that person. My least favorite of the series so far. I enjoyed Maverick much more than this one.

  • Val
    2018-12-11 07:18

    John Vincent has always led a life of danger, and now he has every reason to want to remain as dead as the obituary in the Australian papers had proclaimed him to be. He’d left nothing behind in the life he had once led—except for one woman, and one night of unforgettable passion. Now, both will return to haunt him…Bailey Serborne is still tormented by a past she can’t change and a man she hasn’t been able to forget. A man who was supposed to dead.. But now, a stroke of fate has revealed that sometimes, a woman is given a second chance to heal her heart—and exact the sweetest revenge . . .Rich people behaving badly and hot secret agents!I thought this book was okay but I had trouble suspending my disbelief. Trent survives a car bomb attempt on his life, but just barely. His survival is kept secret and part of the cure includes major facial reconstructive surgery so when he reenters Bailey's life as "John" we're supposed to believe that the surgery is so good there's no evidence of it anywhere on his body and it's changed him enough that Bailey doesn't recognize him, even after sleeping with him repeatedly. John is now part of an elite, multinational, totally off the grid group of operatives - think uber Mission Impossible team. Bailey is a billionaire ex-CIA operative who is trying to find both the killer of her parents and an international arms smuggler - and all the likely suspects are billionaires! So Bailey goes undercover as a beautiful rich woman who wants into the smuggling biz and John is undercover as a badass arms broker. It doesn't take much before they're going at it like beautiful undercover operative rabbits.

  • Renee
    2018-12-09 07:16

    Yowza - this is one HAWT author! Her love scenes are NOT for the faint of heart. But I LOVED this book. The plot twists are twisted - the villains are evil in a very disturbing way - but the greater the evil the greater the power for good to shine! The better for a hero to be truly heroic. Bailey SAW her lover Trent die - only to run into a man named John who seems SO familiar she thinks she's losing her mind. Is John Trent? If he is, why did he leave her & break her heart? No word, no nothing? For five long, cold years?I love alpha heroes, and I really liked how in this book it wasn't a case of "Superman defeats the bad guys." Nope, Bailey and John were part of team working together, and I liked that concept. I liked the layers of gray instead of the author taking the easy way out, with a pat black and white plot. I LOVED not knowing who the evil leader was until the end (and I guessed WRONG, BTW! I was totally surprised!) - kept the pages turning, kept this reader guessing until the end.The chemistry between Bailey and John was explosive and raw and at times painfully honest. The emotional intensity was off the charts. Lora Leigh digs deep into the psyche and the hearts of her characters, the hows and whys. There's pain and regrets and secrets and anger and fear. She makes the characters work and wait for the answer to "But what happens tomorrow?" What doesn't come easy is much more appreciated, and these two will never take HEA for granted again!

  • fleurette
    2018-12-10 06:06

    This is the third book in this series I have read. I generally enjoyed it.Bailey and John, the main characters, are really likeable and it's easy to care about them. I think I liked them even more then those in the previous books. John is probably less tortured hero than the others and it was also okay.The romance part... Well, in fact there is no romance building in this story at all. Bailey and John fall for each other before the story begins and we met them when they are already in love. In the book they reunite quickly and mostly without any doubts. It should worry me but it wasn't, I didn't get an impression something is lacking from the story. Because of that all this story is quite similar to Wild Card.There is a lot of sex in this book but somewhere in the middle of the story it becomes boring and monotonous. The sex scenes drag over the pages one after another, every similar to the previous one. I already had this problem with the previous books. I have to admit I skipped them from time to time.I really enjoyed the suspense part, much more than I've expected. I was totally into waiting to discover the identity of the villain. Although, he turns out to be a person I have suspected from the beginning, it was still a great fun.All in all, I enjoyed this book and I will continue with the series.

  • A_Dreamer_aka_Synnister
    2018-11-16 09:14

    I simply loved this book. I love this series. it's almost as good as her Breeds. Almost! John and Bailey allow you to understand how much hell you'd truly go through to stay with someone you love. How no matter what you will stand with your lover and through the bullshit and the bullets. That even thought you know that you may have to give them up AGAIN, to have them for that moment is well damn worht it! Bailey Serborne is a very smart headstrong and loving woman. She like John is determined and she never backs down. The sex is explosive! LOL...sorry but in all of Leigh's books her intimate scenes always have me wishing I could get in my car and go to my boyfriends house! Unfortunately he lives in NJ! But they are not the same old same old. They are always new and energizing! John/Trent is a great man with a great heart and he shows it in how he touchs Bailey and speaks to her and finally gave all of himself to her. He was equal parts agent and lover to his woman.

  • Michelle the Romance Witch
    2018-12-12 09:14

    This was a pretty good story to continue and interesting series. I will agree with some previous reviews that there was a bit of plot sampling from previous in the series, but that's what all authors do to bring in chains. Also there were a lot of "coincidences" but i have a feeling those were intended to show that in covert agencies things are almost always linked in one way or another, which i don't find so hard to believe. I too was a little confused as to why Bailey was calling her friend Mary "Jules" near the end of the story, but i imagine there are several ways this mishap could have come up. Writing isn't as easy as it looks folks. This was a definitely worthwhile read and a good addition to the series. Anyone can nitpick for all the tiny flaws... Let's see those nitpickers write a book half as good and loved by readers and then they can whine.

  • Clary ♡.
    2018-12-07 04:19

    Bueno el libro no me atrapo tanto como pense que lo haría quiza sea porque esperaba mas historia ya que habia mas sex que historia en si y eso nunca me convence o era todo ese comportamiento que tenía que tener Bayley para atrapar a los malos y Jhon era lindo luego que salió de ese personaje que utilizaba para cubrirse a si mismo por la misión. Creo que tanto el libro como los personajes no me llegaron a conectar como los anteriores libros y la lectura se me hacía un tanto pesada pero no es tan malo tampoco y tiene un burn final. Jordan sigue intrigandome y más ahora que dice que en vez de decirle Comandante le dicen Casamentero ay Jordan espero leer tu libro ahi te quiero ver je je.Http://ClaryWayland.blogspot.com

  • ♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
    2018-12-05 08:35

    The premis of this group of guys is that they are all supposed to be dead. Then their group leader has taken them in, they've had some plastic surgery & they are renamed. In this book, 2 people with a previous relationship meet up during an op. He reminds her of the man she loved who has been dead going on 5 years. This time, he's not letting her get away.Hmm. I really like Lora Leigh & this was one of her older books. I got kind of bored & I really didn't like the woman as much as I wanted to. She just seemed tooooo something... frigid, but not... I guess she wasn't a sweet, I wanna be her, kind of person. Almost background bitchy fake??? That was it... Otherwise it's action packed & complicated as always... worth the read!

  • Cindy
    2018-12-01 09:31

    OK read - far and away not her best book in this series. As one of the reviewers pointed out almost everyone has an OLD name [from before they joined:], a NEW name [after they joined:], a nickname [at least one:], and a PERSONA name for their current role... I sometimes felt like I needed a score card. And the plot folded so many times I thought it was origami.Which is not to say it awful - just not the page turner we expect from Lora Leigh. I still buy the next one of course!Elite Ops1. Wild Card (2008)2. Maverick (2009)3. Heat Seeker (2009)

  • Lesley
    2018-11-13 07:25

    If you took the Wild Card premise, changed the character names, take the plot and make it dull, you have this book.The characters were stereotypically good/evil, at times I was rolling my eyes from the "cheese" factor.The sex scenes (though hot) were repetitive and it felt like Leigh forced them sometimes to get it going.I was strongly disappointed in this book, Leigh missed the mark on this one.

  • Agnes Kullap
    2018-12-07 05:13

    I have to say I loved it! Though not as much as Wild Card! Heat Seeker really was a good read and worth waiting for! I was intrigued by John's character in already in Maverick and Bailey was fun! And the ending made me really look forward for Jordan's story! This guy always finds a way to piss me off but I love him all the same!Heat Seeker is yet another good supplement to the Tempting Seals/Elite Ops series... Waiting for the next on ;)

  • Kindaangelic
    2018-12-11 07:24

    I love Lora Leigh's book,they are usually SOOOOO HOT!!! but this book was just too much of a good thing....the sexual parts got to be over done and boring and she certainly needs a new editor!!!The changing of characters names,sometimes in ONE SENTENCE, was so off putting. I know I am not the only person to ask myself...WHO THE HELL IS JULES?????. Not one of her best....

  • Stephanie
    2018-11-14 08:22

    Too much suspense not enough romance, too much sex and not enough romance, and not enough of an insight into Bailey and John's past and their love affair. Leigh repeated the same passages several times in this book. With all that said the ending of this book was fantastic, too bad the rest was just okay.

  • SheLove2Read
    2018-11-17 04:13

    This was a very weak addition to LL's Elite Ops series. You are thrown right into the action without much explanation of background events. Every character has 2 or even 3 alias's and it all becomes confusing. I didn't really connect with any of the characters. I'm hoping this is a one off disappointment from Ms Leigh.

  • Ivon Liz ☪
    2018-12-11 07:15

    5 to 5 Stars.Otra historia que me encanta. John y Bailey son otra pareja que me encariño, no soy buena describiendo lo que siento pero al ponerle 5 stars supongo que lo dice todo, emocionada por los siguientes libros un poco mas por el ultimo libro a seguir leyendo. ☪

  • Bev
    2018-11-25 08:25

    3.5 stars. Quite a lot of repeition that got a bit old after a while