Sunday, May 24, 2015

Marcus: Hell Squad (Hell Squad #1) by Anna Hackett

Science Fiction

From Goodreads:

In the aftermath of a deadly alien invasion, a band of survivors fights on…

In a world gone to hell, Elle Milton—once the darling of the Sydney social scene—has carved a role for herself as the communications officer for the toughest commando team fighting for humanity’s survival—Hell Squad. It’s her chance to make a difference and make up for horrible past mistakes…despite the fact that its battle-hardened commander never wanted her on his team.

When Hell Squad is tasked with destroying a strategic alien facility, Elle knows they need her skills in the field. But first she must go head to head with Marcus Steele and convince him she won’t be a liability.

Marcus Steele is a warrior through and through. He fights to protect the innocent and give the human race a chance to survive. And that includes the beautiful, gutsy Elle who twists him up inside with a single look. The last thing he wants is to take her into a warzone, but soon they are thrown together battling both the alien invaders and their overwhelming attraction. And Marcus will learn just how much he’ll sacrifice to keep her safe.

Marcus: Hell Squad is a good start to a new series by Anna Hackett.  As the blurb says it is set in a future where aliens have invaded and almost wiped out humans.  Hackett does a good job in getting the world building and back-story up and running.  After that the main tension is between Marcus and Elle.  Both are intense characters.  Marcus just wants to protect his squad and keep Elle out of the field.  Elle just want it do her job even if it means putting herself in danger.  Add to fact that both are attracted to the other but covering it up adds to the tension.  All in all a satisfying story. 

Don’t look for any solutions to the alien problem but do look for an intense romance.  Also look at the other members of the squad for hooks to the next story in the series.

Amazon Digital Services published Marcus: Hell Squad by Anna Hackett in 2015.

I received an ARC of Marcus from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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