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It’s a good thing Gabe Bristow lives and breathes the Navy SEAL credo, “the only easy day was yesterday,” because today, his life is unrecognizable. When his prestigious career comes to a crashing halt, he’s left with a bum leg and few prospects for employment that don’t include a desk.
That is, until he’s offered the chance to command a private hostage rescue team and free a wealthy American businessman from Colombian paramilitary rebels. It seems like a good deal—until he meets his new team: a drunk Cajun linguist, a boy-genius CIA threat analyst, an FBI negotiator with mob ties, a cowboy medic, and an EOD expert as volatile as the bombs he defuses. Oh, and who could forget the sexy, frustratingly impulsive Audrey Van Amee? She’s determined to help rescue her brother—or drive Gabe crazy. Whichever comes first.
As the death toll rises, Gabe’s team of delinquents must figure out how to work together long enough to save the day. Or, at least, not get themselves killed. Because Gabe’s finally found something worth living for, and God help him if he can’t bring her brother back alive.
"SEAL of Honor is the first book in Tonya Burrows' HORNET series, and romantic suspense lovers, you do not want to miss this story!" - UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish's, Goodreads
"Tonya Burrows has a really fun, sexy, exciting new series on her hands, and I have a feeling each new book will only get better as she reveals more about each member of the team. For those who love romantic suspense, pick this one up and give it a try!" - Swept Away by Romance
SEAL of Honor is the first book in Tonya Burrows' HORNET series, and romantic suspense lovers, you do not want to miss this story!
Gabe Bristow’s life as a Navy SEAL comes to a screeching halt – not because of terrorists or IEDs or any of the usual things associated with badass military men and th... ...more
Opening Line: “God help him if he didn’t make it to the airport by seven.”
Well hello lick-worthy cover! Romantic suspense lovers (and fans of Cindy Gerard) may want to check out Tonya Burrows' new HORNET series. Featuring a rag-tag band of (yummy) former military men who once they get the kinks... ...more
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance
With a leg injury, Gabe Bristow's career as a Navy SEAL comes to an end. At loose ends, he takes a position commanding a private hostage rescue team. Their first mission? Free a wealthy American businessman from Colombian rebels. His new team, though, is qui... ...more
Lurved it! For all you Cindy Gerard fans, this will not disappoint. This has great dialogue, with little bits of humor thrown in; the plot's solid and easy to follow with great pacing that never lost it's momentum. Tonya Burrow's characters are full of personality and they all have their own demo... ...more
4.5 - "Walk on the wild side with me." Stars!
Once in a while a book comes along, and after reading a chapter or two you know you are going to devour everything that the author has and will release in the future. Tonya Burrows is definitely in that category for me. After about 10 pages of SEAL of... ...more
SEAL of Honor felt like a movie plot starring some hunky (or group of hunky actors, as is the case here!) actor parading through South America on a rescue mission. There was danger, lots of suspense and of course, a steamy romance!
Gabe Bristow is forced to take an early retirement from the Navy... ...more
Lt. Commander Gabriel Bristow is not looking forward to his forced medical retirement. A year ago, he was involved in a car accident and suffered a serious injury to his foot, leaving him unfit to return to duty as a Navy SEAL. He's all set to begin his boring Pentagon job when he's approached by... ...more
Okay, so I normally don't write reviews - I just love to read & take advice from my fellow goodreaders. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Tonya Burrows Seal of Honor. I actually tweeted Tonya personally because I had read somewhere that this was her first published book. So I give it a... ...more
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SEAL of Honor is a not-to-miss debut novel by Tonya Burrows. This up and coming author delivered an exciting story of ex seals that are die hard for life threatening adventures. I have a feeling this author will make her mark in the romantic suspense genre.
Ms. Burrows deliv... ...more
**Quickie review--full review to come closer to release**
I've been lusting after this book since the second I spotted it's cover and mmmm yeah it so lived up to expectations. Burrows totally won me over with her ragtag group of men and one hell of a heroine.
These guys are all a little bit broken... ...more
The Utmost talented new author I'd very fortunately discovered.
It felted like Tonya Burrows has read all my favorite authors; Lora Leigh, Suzanne Brockmann, Pamela Clare, Cindy Gerard, etc...and took out all my pet peeves while creating this incredible story for my sole enjoyment.
Although SEAL... ...more
Meet the men of HORNET (Hostage Rescue and Negotiation Team):
Gabe “Stonewall” Bristow – Former Navy SEAL (Lieutenant Commander of SEAL Team Ten) – The Boss.
Travis “Achilles” Quinn – Gabe’s SEAL teammate and best friend – XO
Jean-Luc “Ragin’ Cajun” Cavalier – Language specialist/translator
Marcus De... ...more
Gabriel ‘Stonewall’ Bristow had a starling career as a Navy SEAL until an accident left him unfit for military duty. Sick and tired of his father pushing him into a desk job, Gabe accepts leadership of a private hostage rescue team. His first mission? To rescue Bryson Van Amee, a wealthy business... ...more
I completely slept on this book. I don’t normally pick up books like this because I love immortal heroes and sometime I feel like no one could compare but this book has completely changed my perception and I can now claim that I love the human heros just as much as the immortal ones. (jus... ...more
SEAL of Honor is the first book in Tonya Burrow's new romantic suspense series focusing on a private hostage negotiation and rescue team called HORNET. They are a newly formed team of ex-military / special forces / police officers and this is the first case they are working together. Gabe is the... ...more
I found about this book because of a casualty and I was dying to get my hands on it. And….. It lived up my expectations! At first, I wasnt sure about what to expect, but once I started reading it had everything I hoped for. A lot of danger, suspense and romance!
First of all, you get to meet all... ...more
LCDR Gabriel Bristow finds himself at a crossroads when his Naval career is cut short by an injury. Left with a limp, chronic pain and a really bad attitude, the former SEAL is at odds with what to do with his life when he's given the opportunity to command a hostage rescue team put together by h... ...more
SEAL OF HONOR was an exciting and entertaining romantic suspense title. Gabe Bristow is a former Navy SEAL who has left the service because of severe injuries he got in a car accident. He is at loose ends and pondering his future plans. He knows he doesn't want the desk job his father, the Genera... ...more
"God knew she drew him like the proverbial doomed moth to a flame."
This was an addicting book, but I may be biased because I love Navy SEALS in a book. Once I opened this book up on my Kindle, I had problems putting it down to finish my homework. I may have been late a day or two on an assignment... ...more
Seal Of Honor es el primer libro de la serie Hornet de la autora Tonya Burrows y narra la historia de Gabe y Audrey.
He leido bastantes libros de este estilo, que combinan suspence y romance, por lo que tenia una idea bastante clara de lo que esperar de esta lectura, por eso no me esperaba que me... ...more
Qué bien me lo he pasado con esta historia. Aunque empieza como muchas otras, un grupo de exmilitares y miembros de distintas agencias americanas que se juntan para formar un equipo en una empresa de seguridad privada, lo variopinto de los miembros resulta muy particular.
He encontrado una histor... ...more
An engrossing military romance read. I liked that fact there was plenty of action and scenes with the HORNET guys - all very A-Team like - and I can't wait for Quinn's story. He was the one who grabbed me the most. ...more
Probably more like 4.5 for me. Which is wonderful!!!!
I'm so glad that a new author lives up to the hype..which brings us a new series too! This one was really well done and I really want more of HORNET now! But, I will be happy consoling myself with Ms. Burrows other series "Wilde Security". ...more
I admit I started this book because of the cover ;d ;d, but not too surprisingly I liked it. SEALS - in active duty or not - who can resist them??? ;d ;d ...more
I jumped at the chance to review Seal of Honor because of its plot and the fact that I’m always drawn to characters who are involved in dangerous, military-style covert operations. Add romance to the story, and it’s a must read for me. Tonya Burrows’ debut novel shows a promising sta... ...more