Series: The Target Series #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also by this author: When We Fall, Prime Target, Love So Perfect, After We Fall, Hard to Fall, Royal Scandal, Royal Affair
Ten years ago, Benjamin Romanov left behind a world of violence and intrigue for a normal life. Now he’s living the American dream as the chief technology officer at PharmGen, the world’s largest provider of vaccinations. The perks are beyond amazing—a luxury penthouse, fast car, and his pick of women. The only downside to his job is reporting employees for less than scrupulous e-mail practices, and Dr. Tanner is next on his list… until he stops a security guard from killing her in her lab.
Microbiologist Morgan Tanner never meant for her discovery of a primitive virus to be used to create a world-wide epidemic. And now that she knows PharmGen’s intentions, she will do anything to expose them for the monsters they are—including tipping off the competition. But when her life is threatened, she has to convince the one person she can’t stand—the infuriatingly sexy Benjamin Romanov—to keep her alive.
With time running out, Benjamin must find a way to protect the curvy doctor while keeping his distance… and expose PharmGen to the world before the deadly virus is unleashed.
If you want a spy novel with steamy sex, you need to pick up Hard Target! This is book 2 but it really is a stand alone! I enjoyed Prime Target a great deal, and Marquita Valentine has become one of my favorite authors lately! Her writing always gives me what I want and there isn’t unnecessary drama! Hard Target starts off with the steamy sex and then almost immediately the danger begins. You really feel the drama and get caught up in the whodunit aspect. Benjamin and Morgan are likable characters. The plot has plenty of twists and it moves at break neck speed. Overall, you can read the book in about 2 1/2 hours!
I will note that the synopsis is NOT what happens in the book. It states that Morgan is microbiologist but in the actual story, she is a receptionist. So, that has obviously been changed and the synopsis needs updated for sure! It didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book at all because I don’t think her career affected the plot development but I wanted to point it out to anyone who might see this synopsis (I am hopeful it will be changed before publication!)
- POV: Dual 1st
- Tears: No
- Trope: Mortal Peril, Billionaire
- Triggers: None
- Cliffhanger: No
- HEA: View Spoiler »
Rescuing Rayne by Susan Stoker, Everything She Wanted by Jennifer Ryan, Kill Without Mercy by Alexandra Ivy…then you will probably like Hard Target!
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.
Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man–and if that doesn’t work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.