Book Review-Renegade

Renegade
Elite Ops (5)
Lora Leigh
St Martins
Paperback
404 Pages
Published September 2010
Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-312-94583-1

Synopsis 
One Elite Ops agent is on assignment involving a beautiful woman. But his involvement is about to go beyond the call of duty — and into the real m of dangerous desire…

A HIGH-RISK MISSION
As a bridal shop owner, Mikayla Martin helps make women’s wedding dreams come true. Her own life, however, has become a nightmare since she witnessed a murder — and got an up-close-and-personal look at the killer. What’s worse: She knows she knows him. But the police, after doing an alibi check, don’t believe her. It’s up to Mikayla to prove them wrong…and do whatever it takes to solve the murder by herself.

A TO-DIE-FOR PASSION
Elite Ops agent Nikolai Steele, code name Renegade, is asked to pay an old comrade a favor. This friend swears he’s no killer — and Nik believes him — even though he’s been mistaken as one by Mikayla. So Nik goes to set her straight…but the moment he lays eyes on the fiery and determined beauty, he knows he’s in too deep. A woman this irresistible can only mean trouble and, sure enough, after sticking her nose in one too many places, someone wants Mikayla dead. Now Nik must find a way to keep her safe, clear his friend’s name, and find the real killer, who remains on the loose…

Summary:
Mikayla Martin, is a bridal shop owner and works with her closest friend. When she is witness to a murder, her life just starts to spiral downward, with no end in sight. No one but her family believes what she saw, and Mikayla knows that it is up to her to make sure justice is served. Nikolai Steele, a agent for the Elite Ops has returned because he owes a favor, and his job is to get his friend proven innocent of being accused of murdering someone, and so he goes to the accuser planning on finding out what her motive is in lying, but the moment he sees her and hears her voice he knows that things will just start to get worse for him. Nikolai has a heart of steel and ice, until he starts to work with her, and each day he is full of emotions where he thought he had buried them deep, and Mikayla reaches places so deeply hidden in himself, that he can’t stop himself from falling in love with her, despite his refusal to do so. But sometimes fate has a way of turning our world upside down with true love…

The Hero (Nikolai Steele)
Nikolai is known as a mercenary, but he has been a Elite Ops agent for many years, and he once lost a wife and daughter, and has never forgiven himself since and has buried his feelings since then. Now he is on a job, a job which he thinks will only last a few days, but the longer he is around Mikayla the longer he stays, and as a murder mystery starts to unravel, he starts to feel a powerful love for this small woman, who is innocent and carefree, and before he realizes it she starts to break down his every defense and wonders if he could ever find the will to leave her…


The Heroine (Mikayla Martin)
Mikayla, is the only daughter and is very close to her parents and her brothers, but they are so overprotective, despite her independence. Mikayla has never found true passion or someone she would want to share her life with, and then she falls for the worst bad boy, Nikolai Steele, who stirs up every hidden passion within her. Even though she wants him badly, she also knows that he could very well break her heart…

My Thoughts 
Renegade is the fifth in the Elite Ops Series, and by far my favorite of the series yet. I just loved how it had the perfect mix of romance, danger and mystery. In some of the other books of the series, they were too much on the edge of erotica, and not of the romance-the relationship side of it. Renegade although it had some very steamy scenes, it also had the emotional side that I have seen in her breed series, and I am so glad that it finally shown through in this one. I loved both characters, and how much we could see their love grow throughout the story, it was purely magical and I just loved it!! I found Mikayla touchingly sweet and endearing, although an innocent, also has a passionate nature. Nikolai although has a tough exterior, has a softer side too that comes out once he meets Mikayla. I found Renegade intoxicating, and satisfying with every page!!! A TREASURE!!

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Wild Card
Maverick
Heat Seeker
Black Jack
Live Wire

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