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Heat Seeker

by Lora Leigh

St. Martin's Press | March 12, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Heat Seeker is rated 2.3636 out of 5 by 11.

John Vincent has always led a life of danger, and now he has every reason to want to remain as dead as the obituary in the Australian papers had proclaimed him to be. He’d left nothing behind in the life he had once led—except for one woman, and one night of unforgettable passion. Now, both will return to haunt him…

Bailey Serborne is still tormented by a past she can’t change and a man she hasn’t been able to forget. A man who was supposed to dead.. But now, a stroke of fate has revealed that sometimes, a woman is given a second chance to heal her heart—and exact the sweetest revenge…

Heat Seeker is an Elite Ops novel from Lora Leigh.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.19 × 6.08 × 0.94 in

Published: March 12, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 125003664X

ISBN - 13: 9781250036643

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring... I received this book as a gift and was excited to read it because I've heard so many great things about Lora Leigh. As I said, the book was a gift so I didn't spend much time reading reviews or checking to see if it was in a series, only to find out within a few chapters that it is. I'm still unsure if I were to read the other books in the series before Heat Seeker if I were to like it more (I seriously doubt it). So I finally started the book and immediately regretted it. The book starts in Australia with Bailey and Trent and then within a few chapters turns to Atlanta and then Aspen. Bailey is a ex-CIA agent that is searching for a powerful crime lord "Warbucks" who killed her parents, best friend and Trent. Then an Elite Ops group approaches her and she falls for a man in the group named John Vincent while they work together to try to find out Warbucks identity. I found this book to be completely confusing. There are way too many characters to even keep track of some of which with at least 3 identities and you have to continually try and keep track of who's who. However, this was not the only part that I found confusing the story line itself was hard to follow. I even found there to be several mistakes in the book like LL didn't have an editor for this book. It was a definite struggle to make it through this one. For my first Lora Leigh book, I feel let down!
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from BORING, CONFUSING AND SADLY DISAPPOINTING Jeez, what a struggle it was to finish this one. I was determined though, despite warnings from other reviewers but also because I was such a fan of Lora Leigh's previous Elite-Ops/Tempting Seals books. I felt confident that I'd be able to see through the anticipated bad editing and `soul' searing sex scenes, I'd just suspend belief for a couple of days and enjoy another great addition to the series... So, two weeks, one spread sheet and several graphs later--which I used to keep track of all the alter egos assigned to our Ops (up to 3 each), the infinite number of secondary characters and oh lets not forget Jules!? It was with a huge sigh of relief that I finally finished. This is book #3 in the Elite-Ops series or book #8 if you count the Tempting Seals. In all my other reviews I started by raving about the sexy, alpha heroes, the erotic love scenes and the ensuing beautiful love story. Unfortunately with Heat Seeker we get none of these things and a word that keeps coming to mind is vague. Everything about this is vague; story, characters, dialogue, completed ideas. Essentially its just rehashed plotlines from every other book in the series in particular; Wild Card, Maverick and Hidden Agendas theres nothing new here. And when you combine that with the bad editing, too many confusing characters and a bland couple that except for having great sex in the shower never really gave me the feeling that they were in love, the whole thing is well, boring. I also have no real idea of what our couple looked like or where most of this took place, because except for the brief mention of Aspen and all the sweaters and leather jackets being removed it's never described. Bailey and Trent spend 90% of the book attending parties in mansions with big maze like gardens and knife wielding guests. Here's the plot as near as I can figure; we begin in Australia with CIA agents Bailey Serborne and Trent Daylen getting it on (Lora Leigh style) during a thunderstorm. The couple has just finished working a case together and they're in love and celebrating. However the party is short lived as by the end of the chapter Trent has been `killed' in an explosion set by the worst named bad guy ever, Warbucks. 5 or 6 years later (depending on your math skills) Bailey has quit (or been fired) from the FBI. She is now seeking revenge and trying to locate Warbucks, the man responsible for killing her wealthy parents (and a cousin I think) as well the love of her life Trent. Bailey is getting close to his inner circle when her plans are thwarted by a group of mercenaries. They are of course the Elite-Ops who also have Warbucks in their sights. The agents team up with Bailey and for whatever reason it becomes imperative that she pose as John Vincent's lover, something to do with securing a missile launcher and weapons of mass destruction which Bailey has the codes for!? Now John looks very familiar to Bailey even though he doesn't have an Australian accent or say "Love" anymore but she's pretty sure she knows who he is. And isn't that also her long lost cousin David Abijah aka Micah Sloane aka Maverick aka Jerric Abbas lurking about? Just who the hell are these guys? Trent Daylen aka Heat Seeker aka John Vincent might be a dead man but he's never been able to get Bailey out of his soul and now after all the great sex they've been having in the shower he's also never been cleaner or more complete. Theres just no way he's going to let her go again once this mission is over even if his grumpy leader Jordan Malone owns him for the next 6 or 7 years (depending on your math skills.) Yup its good times with Lora Leigh So BLACK JACK is up next and I'm hopeful that it will be better but I'm keeping my spread sheets and graphs ready just in case. Cheers.
Date published: 2010-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lukewarm Leigh I am a big Lora Leigh fan and absolutely love the other novels in the Elite Ops series, so I automatically bought this book. I bought it over 4 months ago, and I just finished it tonight. I think that's a good indication of how this book just does not measure up. I would start reading it, then get bored and re-read one of her other books. I never really got into the story like her other books (where you read until all hours of the morning because you can't put them down) and I just didn't think it was anything special. There are a lot of facts and new characters to keep track of (and they aren't interesting or attention grabbing) and you never really feel anything between the two main characters. Neither John nor Bailey stand out in the personality department and together they are just blah. Yes, there are the sensual and descriptive love scenes you expect from a Leigh novel, but without chemistry between the two characters, they could easily be skipped. Language: Explicit Love Scenes: 8+ Romance/Heat Factor Between Two Main Characters: Lukewarm Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Date published: 2009-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What Happened!! Wow! I had to really work to get through this book, and Lora Leigh is one of my favourite authors. Disappointing doesn't cover it! If you are just starting this series back track and read Wild Card and Maverick. With all the main characters who are to be dead and are alive living under different aliases it can become a bit confusing even if you have read the previous two books. This books centers around John "who was Trent" and Bailey. Bailey is out for revenge for the death of her parents and has come back to the circle of the elite which she grew up in and hates, to uncover who is "Warbucks". John's mission is to keep an eye on Bailey and also to uncover "Warbucks" with her help as she holds the key so to speak. This book started out well (hot and steamy of course), but it slowly lost me and if the author wasn't Lora Leigh I probably wouldn't have finished it. Too confusing, too many characters, too many aliases and not enough to keep me interested - I just kept thinking how many more pages to the end!
Date published: 2009-10-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not such a great read This is actually my first foray into Lora Leigh's books, and I have to admit I'm disappointed. I really love the genre, but I'm finding this book very difficult to get through. IMO it has a very weak plot, which is used to loosely string together a bunch of x-rated scenes. Don't get me wrong, I like steamy as much as the next action/romance reader, but this book is really lacking in the action and the romance.
Date published: 2009-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Good One Heat Seeker is another great read in the elite ops series. It has fast paced action and a twist on the story that keeps you guessing right up until the end. A definite recommend.
Date published: 2009-10-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from s'okay Another in LL's Elite Ops series, it wasn't bad. Yes, it could've been much grittier but it is what it is. I would've thought the character of Bailey be much tougher and more kickass but she seemed rather tame. It was good to see that John also managed to revert back, even for a little bit, to his true identity for the sake of their relationship. Since I'm caught in the middle of the series, I will read the next installment "Black Jack" and maybe this one will be grittier.
Date published: 2009-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAIZING! As usual Lora Leigh gave it her all, and the results I feel were great. I love how all these super sleuth men think their pulling the wool over their previous love’s eyes, and that no one knows who they are. Pft! Dorks! Only they would think that way! As is a typical Lora Leigh fashion, she has a smart yet sexy women bring a dangerous manly man to his knees in a matter of minutes. It makes for an explosive story, amazing sexy scenes, dangerous foes, and a ton of surprises. I love the main character Bailey Serborne, she seems to be one step ahead of every one all the time, not to mention she’s smart, dangerous, wealthy and knows how to teach John Vincent a thing or two, which I might add he deserved after leaving for as long as he did, kidnapping her the one time and letting her think he was dead the whole time. Lastly I got to say I can’t wait for Jordan Malone’s story to come, he seems to be immersing him self into the life style and dangers a little too much. Plus he is ten times more arrogant, angry and manipulative than the other guys, he needs to be brought down a peg or two, then knocked off his mighty pedestal and than that special woman, an I think we all know who that would be, should bring him to his knee’s. And after the dust settles maybe he’ll be a better man.
Date published: 2009-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing! I really enjoyed Lora Leigh's Seal series and liked the Elite Ops series at the beginning. I really couldn't get into this one, however. I found it confusing, a bit repetitive, and not all that interesting. The characters weren't even engaging. Found myself skimming to the end. Better luck next time!
Date published: 2009-09-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sort of Fizzles Heat Seeker is the latest installment in Leigh's Elite Ops series. Basically, the Elite Ops is made up of dead men...no, this isn't a paranormal romance, what I mean is that all the men in the Elite Ops have a past that they are hiding from and have taken on new identities. Most have 'died' in their real lives only to miraculously have survived and signed up to the highly secretive Elite Ops in order to fight for justice and the American way, oh, wait, maybe that's Superman. Jon Vincent is no exception. Born with a different name and originally an Australian Intelligence agent, he was supposedly blown up in a carbombing. Left behind, was Bailey Serborne, a CIA agent with whom he shared a steamy night of passion. Five years later, Bailey is still tormented by the past and what could have been. When she is thrust together on a covert op with Jon Vincent, she begins to sense that he is not who he seems, what's more, he seems hauntingly familiar. For his part, Jon never thought he would have a second chance with Bailey, and so this time he's making sure he never has to lose her again. This is your typical suspense-romance. The story is okay but somewhat predictable. I found the whole thing rather choppy though. Also, I found it rather confusing trying to keep track of all the diffent names. The usual Elite Ops cast is there, but they are all operating under aliases, some of them more than one. Leigh references not only their current identites, but also their past names and their current alias. To add to the confusion, it's a game of who side are you on, with the bad guys actually good guys and vice versa, but not everyone knows who is who. You almost need a scorecard to keep track. Bailey and Jon definitely have heat between them (there's that whole alpha male thing happening, big surprise) but I just wasn't feeling it. Maybe it's just that this book seems like a re-write of Wild Card. Another book about another dead guy who isn't dead and gets a second chance at happiness with the love of his life. Of the two, Wild Card was the better book.
Date published: 2009-09-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from good read Once again Lora Leigh delivers a steamy storyline that makes you want to know more about these mysterious men of Elite Ops.
Date published: 2009-09-10

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Heat Seeker

by Lora Leigh

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.19 × 6.08 × 0.94 in

Published: March 12, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 125003664X

ISBN - 13: 9781250036643

From the Publisher

John Vincent has always led a life of danger, and now he has every reason to want to remain as dead as the obituary in the Australian papers had proclaimed him to be. He’d left nothing behind in the life he had once led—except for one woman, and one night of unforgettable passion. Now, both will return to haunt him…

Bailey Serborne is still tormented by a past she can’t change and a man she hasn’t been able to forget. A man who was supposed to dead.. But now, a stroke of fate has revealed that sometimes, a woman is given a second chance to heal her heart—and exact the sweetest revenge…

Heat Seeker is an Elite Ops novel from Lora Leigh.

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestseller, LORA LEIGH is the author of the Navy SEALS, the Breeds, the Elite Ops, the Callahans, the Bound Hearts, and the Nauti series.

Editorial Reviews

"Leigh’s pages explode with a hot mixture of erotic pleasures.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

"Lora Leigh brings the heat and plenty of intrigue. HEAT SEEKER is aptly named because you''ll hear and feel the sizzle every time you turn these pages. Filled with adventure, suspense, action and lots of hot loving, this one''s a definite keeper!" --Night Owl Romance (Reviewer Top Pick!)