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Maverick: Elite Ops, Book 2 | [Lora Leigh]

Maverick: Elite Ops, Book 2

Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin - and banish the ghosts of his own dark past - is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her.… Risa has spent six years rebuilding her life. And now, to save it, she must pose as Micah’s lover and draw a killer into the open.
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Publisher's Summary

Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin - and banish the ghosts of his own dark past - is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her.…

Risa has spent six years rebuilding her life. And now, to save it, she must pose as Micah’s lover and draw a killer into the open. It’s a risky plan - especially with a man as powerfully seductive as Micah. But, as their charade becomes reality, Risa realizes the greatest danger may lie in losing her heart forever.…

©2009 Lora Leigh (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 12-14-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 12-14-12 Member Since 2010

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    "A great listen and it had me hooked at Chapter 1"

    Typical LL book - brilliant plot as the secret Elite Ops team head another mission that is filled with ex Military/Special Forces hunks (all handsome and buff of course!) as they battle against the evils of this world that no-one else can touch. This has more of a 'mystery and thriller' type theme and I think that is why this has been listed under that category rather than the Romance genre as book 1 was.

    However, don't despair as it has lots and lots of hot romance too written by the queen of erotic romance novels and, if you are familiar with her other books, she doesn't disappoint. Micah and Risa's story is hot but it's also very touching, tender and heartbreaking too as she tries to trust again whilst he battles an enemy from his past.

    This was published in '09 so I beg Audible to give us the other 4 books in the series - please please please.

    Worth a credit? Well it ticked all my boxes and then some - so that would be a YES.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa Smalltown,AL 01-01-13
    Leesa Smalltown,AL 01-01-13 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Okay"
    What did you like best about Maverick? What did you like least?

    I liked the storyline, but the romance between the characters was actually not "hot". I actually wanted to fast foward the sex scenes. I just didn't feel the chemistry.


    If you’ve listened to books by Lora Leigh before, how does this one compare?

    It's at the bottom. I expect more from her.


    Do you think Maverick needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would enjoy a series, but only if they are more along the line of Wild Card. That one was awesome.


    Any additional comments?

    I would wait until it's on sale. Keep your credit for something else.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    M. Davis GA 12-17-12
    M. Davis GA 12-17-12 Member Since 2008

    SouthernGirl

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    "Disappointed...."
    Would you try another book from Lora Leigh and/or Clarissa Knightly?

    Yes, if it is part of the KGI series - this series....NO.


    Has Maverick turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not as much as some of the other characters - particularly Jordan. Even though he redeemed himself a bit at the end. Not enough to make me like him. Too murky/gray in his motives. Too cold. He was willing to allow agents to be used and abused for the greater "good." Yikes, he was creepy to me.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Clarissa Knightly?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from Maverick?

    Jordan


    Any additional comments?

    I was very, very disappointed in this book. While the plot was good - there was too many wasted scenes trying to get to the plot. I don't mind gritty and I don't mind suspense, but I DO NOT like characters that are supposed to be the good guys coming across almost as disgusting as the bad guy. Jordan really turned me off and although he was a secondary character - I found it hard to believe this "team" was a team at all. They mostly came across as cold and dispassionate. As much as I enjoy a good steamy romance - this one was over the top - headed to raunchy. Plus, it came across that the multiple sex scenes were the author's attempt to cover all positions/ways they could do it. It did not always enhance the characters or the story. It just seemed excessively gratuitous. The KGI series is much, much better.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 03-11-13
    Lia Sutton, Australia 03-11-13 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Intense"

    Intense is how I describe this book, starting with page 1. There is a lot of pain, death, drama, and even rape in this book. It's got a lot more darkness than light and I think it's only fair to know that going in. The views of the killer, hero, heroine, and one or two random elite ops guys are all given. Yet Lora Leigh does an excellent job in not confusing me with who's speaking and why. I am a big fan of military romantic suspense, and this one had me flipping pages as fast as possible.

    I had read some of Risa's backstory (Hidden Agendas- a tempting SEALs book) and that knowledge of her father's betrayal made me even more invested in this story. The character Micah was truly inspired, and I couldn't help but fall in love with and feel broken hearted for both him and Risa. So much pain and sadness in both their lives, yet they have the chance for love with each other.

    This book could have been 5 star for me, except that several scenes really irritated me, I felt like there were too many characters running in and out, and the sex scenes got a bit boring for me after a while. Ah but don't misunderstand me- this was a great read (if a bit darker than my usual tastes) and I am glad I bought it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cyndi Clinton Twp, MI, United States 02-03-13
    Cyndi Clinton Twp, MI, United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Just Ok..."

    The story was just ok, the character chemistry was lacking. I may have enjoyed this better if the narration was different. I normally like this narrator but I didn't like the voice and dry way she narrated Micah, I also had a hard time with the way she pronounced specific words including the way she pronounced the hero's name, I've never heard Micah pronounced like Meekah and it drove me crazy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Millers Creek, NC, United States 12-14-12
    Erin Millers Creek, NC, United States 12-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Special Ops Book 2"

    Another great listen from Lora Leigh and Clarissa Knightly. I am really liking this series, and Maverick is Micah's story and takes place during a mission following Nathan/Noah's story from Wild Card, Book 1. This is another example of a great story with all the heat you expect from LL's writing. You also get a little better acquainted with the other members of the team and updated info on Noah. I hope these all come to Audible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paulette Lynn, MA, United States 03-02-13
    Paulette Lynn, MA, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Outstanding"
    If you could sum up Maverick in three words, what would they be?

    I would like to have me a Maverick in my life -


    What does Clarissa Knightly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The way she changes her voice to the story - love it -


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't think making a film out of books - you do not get the full effect when a book is turned into a movie -


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 02-17-13
    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 02-17-13 Member Since 2012

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "Excellent! This is a Great Series"
    Would you listen to Maverick again? Why?

    Absolutely. The story is great and the sex is steamy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The premise of a special ops unit luring in a killer with a lovable victim...some parts may be a bit unbelievable but it IS fiction.


    What does Clarissa Knightly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoy Clarissa Knightly's work and her accents are spot on, whether New York, Aussie, etc.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Michah's compassion for Risa.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm perplexed by the negative reviews...I loved this ADULT THEMED book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    B. cangialosi Floral Park, New York United States 01-30-13
    B. cangialosi Floral Park, New York United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "One of the best books of the series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Maverick to be better than the print version?

    The performance was strong, solid and pure. I was drawn into the story with the first page.
    The narrarator kept my interest peaked. Her voice was enjoyable and pure.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense and romance were over the top great.


    Have you listened to any of Clarissa Knightly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first and I look forward to future recordings.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book brought both emotions to the forefront. I so wanted Risa to find her joy in life. Micha was intriguing and also desperate for a full life. Both made me cry with the horrors experience. Just a great read!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Mobile, AL, United States 01-30-13
    Stephanie Mobile, AL, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Very good read"
    What did you love best about Maverick?

    I love the series - Micah/Maverick has always been one of my favorites - after Wild Card/Noah. That his heroine is strong yet so gentle is a wonderful foil for him


    Any additional comments?

    Where are the rest of the series???

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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