- Anna Hackett
- Release Date
- January 2018
- Book 15 of Hell Squad
Action/Adventure Romance, Alternate Universe, Fantasy Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic
In the middle of an alien invasion, a bad boy berserker collides with a spunky mechanic on a dangerous sabotage mission.
Levi King has always lived rough. Raised by a biker dad, he fought for everything he had—including being president of the Iron Kings motorcycle club. But when the aliens invaded, he lost it all. Now he wades through the muck with his fellow berserkers, fighting to protect the last of the human survivors. He fights hard and parties harder, and follows no one's rules but his own. But then he finds himself fascinated by a mouthy, auburn-haired mechanic who isn't afraid to give him a piece of her mind.
Chrissy Hagan survived months of alien captivity and now she's found a purpose at the Enclave—as mechanic in charge of the armored Hunter vehicles. She keeps her babies purring…and hates every scratch the soldiers put on them, especially when a certain arrogant, cocky, and annoying biker is responsible. Did she mention annoying? What about tattooed, man-bunned, and far too sexy? Chrissy and Levi do more than strike sparks of each other…they start full blown infernos, and she isn't afraid to use her wrench on his hard head when required.
But then a vital mission requires Chrissy to step out of the safety of the Enclave, and sabotage and steal an alien vehicle. Working side by side, desire burns white-hot. Levi discovers he will give everything he's got to keep Chrissy safe and claim her as his…if they both get through the deadly mission alive.
Book Review by Pip (reviewer)
Feb 01, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
47 people found the following review helpful
And...Hell Squad returns with a bang, and quite literally so. I have a soft spot for this apocalyptic world set in the smoking ruins surrounding Sydney, as unbreakable bonds are forged—mostly with hot sex—in the aftermath of an alien invasion, by people who would never have crossed paths otherwise.
Anna Hackett's series advances the whole narrative arc slowly and LEVI--the 15th book in the series--takes a tiny step further in unveiling new developments in this ruined world: the Gizzida strengthen their hold on earth with their strange technology as the humans fight back slowly but surely. There isn't much of a huge leap forward here, or a turning point that throws the entire series into a spin, except for the creation of a situation that is tailored to push Levi King and Chrissy Hagen together. The ride is as always, nonetheless, an action-packed and fun one, as are the hints of the couples to come in the next few Hell Squad books.
Like most series I read however, there'll always be characters I like more than others and unfortunately, Levi King wasn't one of them. Simply put, I'm way too sceptical about over-the-top bad-boys and Levi, with his manwhoring, presumptuous ways didn't really win me over. That he suddenly sought something committed with Chrissy only because she challenged him still left me wondering about his staying power (blame the daddy-issues here), apart from the possessive vibe he often emitted.
But Chrissy...be still my heart. Ms. Hackett wrote a champion with the marvelous, tough, sassy Chrissy, who was more than a match for Levi in her stubbornness and refusal to give an inch to his crude pursuit. I loved her grit and her strength, cheered her in every way and was almost sorry when she finally gave in to Levi.
That said, Ms. Hackett's Hell Squad books are always an easy read; too many of her books in this series feel as though they end too quickly, but LEVI seemed the perfect length this time around, which definitely made it more satisfying than usual.
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