Author: Anna Hackett
Series: Treasure Hunter Security #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Short novel
One former Navy SEAL. One dedicated archeologist. One secret map to a fabulous lost oasis.
Finding undiscovered treasures is always daring, dangerous, and deadly. Perfect for the men of Treasure Hunter Security. Former Navy SEAL Declan Ward is haunted by the demons of his past and throws everything he has into his security business–Treasure Hunter Security. Dangerous archeological digs – no problem. Daring expeditions – sure thing. Museum security for invaluable exhibits – easy. But on a simple dig in the Egyptian desert, he collides with a stubborn, smart archeologist, Dr. Layne Rush, and together they get swept into a deadly treasure hunt for a mythical lost oasis. When an evil from his past reappears, Declan vows to do anything to protect Layne.
Dr. Layne Rush is dedicated to building a successful career–a promise to the parents she lost far too young. But when her dig is plagued by strange accidents, targeted by a lethal black market antiquities ring, and artifacts are stolen, she is forced to turn to Treasure Hunter Security, and to the tough, sexy, and too-used-to-giving-orders Declan. Soon her organized dig morphs into a wild treasure hunt across the desert dunes. Danger is hunting them every step of the way, and Layne and Declan must find a way to work together…to not only find the treasure but to survive.
Note to readers: This action-adventure romance contains a lot of action (think treasure hunts and wild chases across the desert), cool offsiders (sexy former Navy SEALs) and a steamy romance (lots of sexy times between a former SEAL and a smart archeologist). This is treasure hunting Navy SEAL style. So if you like it fast, and fun, and sexy, this is for you!
Source: ARC from the author via email
Archeology, mythology, action, danger, intelligent women, protective men and a romance that is as equal as it is scorching hot – Anna Hackett has a new series! We may have swapped spaceships for former SEALS and aliens for rogue agents, but the delicious goodness remains. I started reading the Phoenix Adventures for the archeology and stayed for the spaceships, while Hell Squad grabbed me and hasn’t let go yet, but if you think Romantic Suspense isn’t your usual thing, trust Anna Hackett to lure you in. If you like your romance sexy and action packed, she’s got you covered.
This was great, filled with history and action from the start, quickly presenting us with a new team of characters to root for and setting up the kind of romance Hackett does so well. Laney is smart and capable, with big plans for her future. She’s out in the desert because she wants to make a name for herself, but she also wants to make discoveries that she can share with the world. Her passion for history is contagious and I loved that when her artifacts are stolen, she doesn’t cower or whine, she wants them back.
Then there’s Dec, brooding and haunted, sexy and protective. He could easily have stomped all over Laney, except she’s not having any of it and he likes her feisty side. The pair of them make a great team, with him supporting her, helping where he can, while she trusts him to look out for their safety. He’s not intimidated by her intelligence and he has enough of his own to match wits with her. I loved seeing them grow closer and how well they worked together when troubles arose.
In all this was a quick, fun, action-packed read that I thoroughly enjoyed. The romance was steamy, there’s a whole heap of supporting characters I can’t wait to get to know better and there’s enough archeology and history to satisfy my inner geek. A good start to what promises to be another excellent series. I can’t wait for the next one!
Undiscovered is Out Now!
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