h4 I never thought wed get a second chance.Fox Walker is the CIAs best hacker, but his latest case has him stumped He comes to Hidden Creek hot on the data trail of a terrorist, but his own past traumas still haunt him, and he cant forget the sexy Green Beret he met in Syria eight years ago.Former Green Beret Axel Ford is now with the FBI, stationed in Hidden Creek and investigating a domestic bombing ring He works too much, plays too little, and still thinks that hes straight So when he bumps into Fox after all these years, he cant explain why hes drawn to the geek.Fox and Axel must work fast before lives are lost, but in the heat of the moment everything they thought theyd buried in Syria bursts through into their hearts Can they stop an international terrorist conspiracy, save this small town, and still find time for their second chance at love Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town This book contains a sassy nerd, an all American hero, and some seriously explosive amateur chemistry....
|Title||:||Shield (Men of Hidden Creek Season 1 Book 2) (English Edition)|
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Shield (Men of Hidden Creek Season 1 Book 2) (English Edition) Reviews
Fox and Axel met for the first time in a war effort eight years earlier.,Fox is now working for the CIA and Axel for the FBI.An attack brings the two back together in Hidden Creek.,Axel does not know that Fox has had a crush on him for eight years.The two are dependent on each other in this mission, Axel needs Fox knowledge and his computer skills and Fox needs Axel's protection.The two are part of a race against a terrorist targeting Hidden Creek and Fox.Axel learns that he needs Fox in his arms and will do anything to protect him.It's a slightly different love story, not just built on conflicts between the partners, their families and possibly the place.A really good love / action book.The whole series is absolutely great.
I loved the whole Men of Hidden Creek series. The only thing I wish is that there had been a little bit more of a timeline progression and little less of everything happening concurrently. Although judging by most reviews I think I'm in the minority on that-just a personal preference as a big series reader I guess! Overall though, that doesn't detract from this book or the series enough to prevent me from loving it, I know I'll be rereading.Personally I recommend you read Shield first or early in your reading of this series. I admit I read it last actually, because I read the authors I was familiar with first, and then randomly read the rest. Firstly there is something that occurs in this book that is referred to in several others of the series and it's a biggie, so it stuck out to me, I wish I'd known about it earlier in my reading so I wouldn't have 'wondered'. Secondly, this ended up being one of my top favorites in the series, unfamiliar author or not. I really love a little action with my romance, and this pulled me in from the start and kept me entranced the whole time. Great balance of drama and danger, steamy and sweet, and I love both main characters. I will definitely be watching for more from this new-to-me author!
Axel and Fox--they met in Syria when Fox was a CIA agent who needed back up from the military. They only knew each other for less than 24 hours, and never connected. 8 years later, they both still thought about the other, and they were able to connect for real when they see each other again. Axel now works as an FBI SAC and Fox is still in the CIA. The cases they are working on happen to end up being the same, so they end up working together. Axel has always thought he was straight, but he definitely questions that once he sees Fox again. They end up having a great connection, and they work well together. Axel is very much the perfect match for Fox.Max Hawthorn is a new to me author, and I don't see any other books by her, so I'm guessing she is a new author all together. I am so glad I found this series and tried her out. The characters were lovable, the story was intriguing, and the details were a perfect mix of detailed and understandable. I really, really enjoyed this, and will definitely look for new books by Max!I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC received from LesCourt Author Services
"Shield" was very enjoyable but I'd really like to talk about the series as a whole which includes the titles Serve, Shelter, Storm, Shield, Score, and Stay. (That's the order I read them in but they truly can be read in any order.) I was reluctant to start Men of Hidden Creek because every book was written by a different author so I felt like the quality would be unreliable but I gave it a shot anyway and was generally very pleased. I gave Shield 5 stars but I would say the series overall would get 4. I really liked Shelter, Storm, Shield, and Score. Serve was okay. I liked the characters and I believed their relationship, but I felt like the sex was a little too glossed over. On the other hand, I was fairly disappointed by Stay because there was no real feeling of connection between the characters and there was way too much sex. After the two of them kiss for the first time, there isn't a scene with them together where they aren't getting it on. It was a double disappointment because I, unfortunately, read Stay last and ended the series on a low note. :( On a more positive note, I'd say my favorite of the set has to be Storm. The relationship between Chase and Hunter was sweet and I loved their interaction with Chase's daughter Lyla.Regarding the series overall, there were some interesting themes. Five out of six of these titles contain first-time-gay or gay-for-you themes. Four of them feature ex-military men and PTSD issues. Two of them feature a toxically homophobic social worker and two of them feature professional athletes.
I was initially intrigued by this setting situation of sexual attraction in the midst of serious military combat--highly charged emotional memories can have a way of remaining strong over long periods of time. That theme is then repeated (confirmed?) years later when the two "lover potentials" meet again but now in a domestic situation. The plot proceeds with elements of mystery, active danger and the lingering 'lust--love?" attraction. But when the plot thickens," so does the writing, becoming way too "wordy," less believable, and moving into portraying a climactic situation that reminds me of recent movies where events are highly unlikely, detailed to oblivion, implausibly "explosionary"--like high speed, desperate road races where things get crushed and shotup repeatedly but manage to turn out sufficiently together, however unlikely that can be. And with thoughts, dreads, impossibly ample planning time, "heroistics" and patriotism, all thrown in. WAY, way too much - - for me, anyway. Loses believability. (Also the sex didn't seem likely for today's world, so when I (only AFTER reading the book) found that the author's "Max" (Maxine?) is not a male, I thought: "Oh ya, that figures." Confession: After reading many, many stories in this genre, I no longer choose one by a female writer. Perhaps it's just me, but when it comes to sex between two guys, I want it BE a GUY who's telling it.)
Lots of action, mystery and a nice slow build to romance. Throw in a snarky CIA hacker and a he can handle himself ex-special forces guy and some chemistry and you have the foundation for a romance. Story was well written and i the pacing kept me engaged.Fox and Axel are terrific together and i was hooked from page one to the very end. This is a new author for me and i will definitely be looking for more of their work!Shield is the fourth book that i have read within the Men of Hidden Creek series and i am so looking forward to reading more! Shield is part of a group of books written by different authors all centered around the town of Hidden Creek. Each book can be read as a stand-alone but the characters pop up in the different books. I’m quite intrigued and will be following them.