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Review of Honor Reclaimed (A Hornet Novel) by Tonya Burrows w/a Rafflecopter Giveaway!


Honor Reclaimed

by: Tonya Burrows



Former Marine scout sniper Seth Harlan is new to HORNET and anxious to prove he can still do his job despite an ongoing battle with PTSD. He remembers all too well what it’s like to sit inside an enemy camp, praying for rescue and waiting for death. So when a black ops soldier contacts HORNET to rescue a buddy who was left behind, all sorts of nasty memories strain his newfound stability.

When an interview with a runaway Afghan child bride leads photojournalist Phoebe Leighton to an arms deal involving a suitcase bomb powerful enough to wipe out a mid-sized town, she realizes this is one battle she can’t win on her own. Forming an unlikely alliance with a ragtag team of military and government delinquents, she meets Seth, a sniper carrying as many emotional scars as physical, who impresses her with his steely will and ignites passions within her she thought long dead.

Suddenly this mission is about a lot more than an abandoned soldier. Racing against the clock, Seth, Phoebe, and the rest of HORNET struggle to stop that bomb before it reaches it’s final destination: The United States.

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Good lord.  Where has Ms. Burrows been all my life and why am I just now finding her?  This is book is why Romantic Suspense is my favorite genre to read and devour.  Yes, this genre is what drew me into romance again and when I find an author that brings all the elements together, I will stalk, I mean read them forever!

Seth is one messed up person.  Suffering from being captive for months and then coming home with severe PTSD and having to deal with that.  My heart went out to him but Ms. Burrows made him human, not a joke.  Seth had depth and so many layers that he was like an onion.  I felt for him and underneath all that he was a great hero.  He just hadn’t found his purpose yet nor the woman who would help him heal on the inside and outside.  Again, he’s a great character that you respect, honor and really just want to hug and say that everything will be alright.

Phoebe to me was a trip.  Talk about someone who realizes that she makes mistakes, owns them and moves on from them.  She’s strong and more than a match for Seth.  She is the one person that makes him human and helps him along his journey to recovery.

What made this story a bit more than your average suspense story was the somewhat touchy subject of how Islamic men treat their women.  From forced marriages, physical abuse, human trafficking; it all there and Ms. Burrows doesn’t sugarcoat it at all.  Let’s now forget about the bomb either.  At times, I thought she was channeling Tom Clancy which is NOT a bad thing for me.  *sigh*  Gritty, raw and highly emotional is how I would describe Honor Reclaimed.  Plus, just down right sexy!  Oh my…

I can’t wait to go back and get Ms. Burrows back list and start reading it this summer.  She has a fan for life.

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Author Bio:

Writing has always been my one true love. I wrote my first novel-length story in 8th grade and haven’t put down my pen since. I received a B.A. in creative writing from SUNY Oswego and I’m now working on a MFA in popular fiction at Seton Hill University.

When I’m not writing, I spend my time reading, painting (badly), exploring new places, and enjoying time with my family. Give me a good horror movie over a chick flick any day. (And, let’s be honest, I’ll take a bad horror movie too!) I’m a geek at heart and pledge my avid TV fandom to Supernatural and Doctor Who. I’m also a big fan of The Voice. What can I say? Guilty pleasure.​​

I share my life with two dogs and a ginormous cat. I’m from a small town in Western New York, but I suffer from a bad case of wanderlust and usually end up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, my animals are all excellent travel buddies.

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