Title: Broken Honor
Series: HORNET #3
Author: Tonya Burrows
Format: eBook/Paperback, 350 pages
Published: February 24th 2015 by Entangled: Select
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Ice-cold and unbreakable, Travis Quinn is the HORNET team's hard-ass. No weaknesses. Except, of course, for the accident that not only destroyed his career as a Navy SEAL, but left terrifying blanks in his memory. But Travis remembers everything about Mara Escareno--the curve of her lips, the feel of her body...and how he walked out on her suddenly six weeks ago.
Mara could never resist the dangerously sexy Travis, which is probably how she ended up pregnant and disowned by her family. But before Travis can fully process the news, Mara is kidnapped by his enemies and plunged into the violent, merciless world of human trafficking. They want Travis--and the information locked within his damaged memory--no matter the cost. And now Travis's enemies have discovered his only weakness...Mara.
Tonya Burrows weaves deep emotion and intense suspense in her new red-hot romantic suspense, Broken Honor!
Travis Quinn may not remember everything that has happened over the last two years since the car accident that tore apart his life and ended his military career, but he can't forget Mara Escareno. What was supposed to be just a one night stand turned into a week long affair that ended with him disappearing from her bed six weeks ago. Though the consequences of that affair won't be so easy to walk away from. Before Travis can come to terms with the sudden turn of events, Mara is kidnapped. Someone wants the information that is locked away in his head, in memories that Travis himself can't even access. But if he doesn't figure it out soon, Mara and her unborn child will be sold by human traffickers and he'll never be able to make up for his walking away...
I can't get enough of the HORNET series! Broken Honor is the third installment in the series and the much anticipated story of Quinn, Gabe Bristow's (SEAL of Honor) best friend and second-in-command. The plot was fast-paced and kept me turning the pages. Tonya Burrows has the ability to pull the reader right onto the front lines of the action and drama, and I loved every minute of it. The story was packed full on emotional ups and downs thanks to Travis's conflicting emotions and Mara's inner turmoil of loving a man that can't accept their future child. There was also several pulse-pounding twists and turns that took me by surprise.
Travis Quinn is a dominating, strong alpha hero who is honorable to the core, but he is also a heart-breaking character. He had a rough childhood with an abusive father and then once he finally found a happy home with his adoptive parents they were tragically ripped from his life. Travis eventually finds his place in life in the Navy, and then later HORNET, but he can never seem to hold onto anything good. Which is why when he meets Mara he keeps leaving her... before she can leave him. His actions throughout the story were both frustrating and heart-rending. I couldn't help but relate to him. Mara is HORNET team-mate Jesse Warrick's cousin, and such an easy character to like. She made a wonderful heroine for the story that I enjoyed reading. Despite Mara's accepting nature, she refuses to let Travis walk away from her and their unborn child without a fight, but will accept nothing but his all.
As the plot turns to rescuing Mara, the whole HORNET team gets involved. Don't think that just because a few of these ex-military men have already had their stories told that we won't see some major developments with them. Because we do, and some of them will just about rip your heart out. Though Broken Honor didn't have as much sizzle as is predecessors, it still had everything I look for in a romantic suspense. This is a thrill ride you won’t want to miss!
"Yes, living with him wasn't easy. But loving him? That was the easiest thing she had ever done, and she wouldn't have him any other way."
Suggested reading order:
SEAL of Honor (HORNET #1) - Review | Amazon
Wilde Nights in Paradise (Wilde Security #1) - Review | Amazon
Wilde for Her (Wilde Security #2) - Review | Amazon
Honor Reclaimed (HORNET #2) - Review | Amazon
Broken Honor (HORNET #3)