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SEAL of Honor is the first book in Tonya Burrows’s Hornet series – one sure to please those who enjoy an enticing mix of military, mystery and love.  Gabe Bristow only knows how to be a Navy SEAL, but after an accident leaves him without a career, he flounders trying to figure out what to do with his life.  Like a gift, he’s given the opportunity to head a private hostage rescue team, only to find it’s filled with misfits – a drunk linguist, a nerdy ex-CIA analyst, a former FBI negotiator, a cowboy medic, and an explosives expert that might be more volatile than any bomb.  Now they have to figure out how to work together to find Audrey Van Amee’s kidnapped brother, without getting themselves killed.  And Gabe has to keep a professional distance from the very sexy Audrey, not easy when she insists on getting involved in her brother’s case.

All around SEAL of Honor is a fast-paced, captivating read – the characters are larger than life but sexy especially if you like your men big and bad, the suspense is well-developed and comes together very succinctly, the danger seems real and keeps you holding on, and the romance has just that right amount of zing and emotion.  Each of the Hornet team members left their former position under less than stellar circumstances and has the emotional & physical scars to prove it.  Add in the fact that they are all very Alpha, from different backgrounds, never worked together before … definitely a powder keg.  They sucked me in and I’m very much looking forward to getting the scoop on all of Gabe’s team in future books.  There is also a guarantee of adding even more members to the Hornet team, which can only lead to good things.

SEAL of Honor is perfect for those who look for bolder, edge of your seat summer reads filled with colorful characters and riveting story-lines.