Honor Reclaimed

Hornet, #2

This action-packed series continues, with tantalizing glimpses of the events that continue to hone all of these compelling warriors. The remarkable blend of political and military machinations continue to complicate the lives and careers of the complex and sexy men who comprise this elite but dysfunctional cadre of fighters. This author does such a wonderful job of penning an emotional tale with starkly horrific situations that highlight the courage and strength of her characters yet invest the reader with the desire to root for these sometimes literally tortured individuals. The camaraderie and need for absolute trust in one another is underscored in these tales yet the inevitable human weakness is sensitively portrayed with sometimes very surprising developments. Be forewarned, one is inexorably drawn into the world that these characters occupy until one is compelled to keep reading just to find out the outcome which can be somewhat distressingly realistic and it is possible to become so mesmerized that all other obligations are ignored...in other words, don’t start the story unless you have time to read it because you may find yourself very late for other commitments!

“Honor Reclaimed” by Tonya Burrows is the enthralling military romantic suspense tale that continues the exciting and emotional ‘Hornet’ series that follows a group of highly trained men who each has a handicap to overcome even as they constantly become involved in highly risky operations. Seth Harlan is struggling to become integrated in the HORNET organization but must deal with survivor’s guilt, the aftermath of his horrific experiences and the distrust of those who are unsure about his stability and dependability. Phoebe Leighton has her own issues to overcome, including a guilty conscience, even as she becomes enmeshed in a struggle for women’s rights in a country devastated by its conflicts. The other members of HORNET continue to deal with personal issues even as they discover that there is another of their military brethren caught in his own hell that they must come together to rescue, provided they, and he, can survive long enough to accomplish the mission.

Book Blurb for Honor Reclaimed

Former Marine sniper Seth Harlan is determined to prove that he can still do his job despite his ongoing battle with PTSD. When an old friend contacts HORNET to rescue a black ops soldier, Seth’s stability is strained. He knows all too well what it’s like to rot inside an enemy camp, praying for rescue and waiting for death. And he’s not about to leave a man behind.

Photojournalist Phoebe Leighton just stumbled into the middle of an arms deal. Teaming up with a ragtag team of mercenaries is the last thing she wants to do—especially when she realizes Seth Harlan is assigned to the mission. He may ignite a passion in her she thought long dead, but Phoebe’s hiding a secret that could destroy him.

With a bomb in the mix, HORNET’s mission is suddenly about a lot more than an abandoned soldier. Racing against the clock, Seth, Phoebe, and the rest of the team struggle to stop a ruthless warlord bent on power, revenge…and death.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2014 4.50