Friday, February 28, 2020

Blog Tour Review: Fragmented Loyalty by Tonya Burrows

Publication Date: February 26th 2020 by Entangled Embrace
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About the book:

All I want is to leave my past of criminal hacking behind. Oh, and ditch the blackmailer who has been dogging my every move for the last three years.

The plan: Hack my way into being part of Class Alpha, a training program for a secretive organization that rescues hostages the government can’t or won’t go after. Save the world and make enough money to pay back my blackmailer—solves all my problems, right?

The complication: Sweet, nerdy, and unbearably sexy Eric “Harvard” Physick. Harvard is my ideal man, but he’s also my instructor. Seriously a no-go, except we can’t seem to keep our hands off each other.

My blackmailer isn’t willing to let me off the hook, though, and a series of freak accidents—deadly accidents—sends Class Alpha into a tailspin. And the more I get to know Harvard, I start to realize his past is just as troubled as mine.

Am I the cause of this chaos...or is he?

My Thoughts:
After getting caught as an “hacktivist”, and paying for her crimes, Samira gets a second chance to use her computer genius skills for good with the group HORNET, a private security group that specializes in rescuing hostages. She shows up in Wyoming for her training, and immediately falls for her instructor, Eric aka “Harvard” a fellow nerd at heart with hacking and computer skills that rival and surpass her own.

Eric falls hard for Samira, too, but as her instructor he’s feels he must keep things professional.  It’s love at nerd first sight! I do love a sexy nerd, especially when they switch from shy and sweet to man-in-control in the bedroom! I didn’t expect this one to be quite so hot, but oh my, yes!

However, things are far from smooth sailing. Both Samira and Eric have past secrets that weigh heavily and could spell danger for everyone at HORNET.  Samira makes a mistake that I knew would come out and bite her in the ass, and I wasn’t thrilled waiting for it to come out.  My one main niggle with the story was Eric’s over-the-top reaction to it, especially when he had a dark secret of his own. Kind of a “pot calling the kettle black” situation, that made me want to smack him upside the head. Fortunately, it was short lived and put aside with the more immediate and dangerous situation they were thrown into. I’m a full believer in proper groveling when someone screws up in a relationship and I did think Eric made up for his errors, so all was forgiven.

Thrilling, sexy, and fast-paced, I really enjoyed Fragmented Loyalty! This is the first in a spin-off from the HORNET series, but it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.  

4 Suns

About the author:
Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance at age 13 and hasn't put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. As of now, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with The Boyfriend, a diva schnoodle, a plucky pug-mix, and #writercat. 

When she's not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can usually be found kayaking, hiking, or road tripping across the country. She also enjoys painting and B grade disaster movies.

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  1. While it's not my usual type of read it does sound like a good book.

  2. Eric sounds like such a fun male lead with how he goes from sexy nerd to man in charge in the bedroom! I love a sexy and fast-paced story and this one sounds terrific! Great Review Rachel :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  3. Sounds great! Excellent review. I am a nerd so I love this .

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. I love a sexy nerd, and I always enjoy reading about hackers, though I have no idea why

  5. Lol, love at nerd first sight, woot!

  6. I'm torn on this one! I love me a sexy nerd but I'm not a huge fan of romantic suspense... I get too anxious! lol Ah what the heck, I think I may read it anyway. Sexy nerd wins out!

  7. This sounds really good. I haven't read this author but I do enjoy romantic suspense. I really like that this is about hackers.