· The Mavericks Book 8 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
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With barely enough time to recover from helping out Miles in London, Nico is off to Australia … and a secret mission involving a US covert operative …

When an American undercover operative’s sister goes missing in Australia, Nico has to find out if this is connected to the operative or to the sister’s own activist background. Apparently she made enemies easily.

Charlotte hadn’t wanted to make this trip in the first place, preferring to communicate her polarizing messages through writing her books now. But, bowing under pressure, she finally arrives in Australia, only to be attacked within minutes of reaching her hotel room for the night. After her rescue, she’s forced to dig deep into her family and public life to find the mastermind kidnapper and to stay safe as the bodies pile up.

Nothing makes sense in this twisted mission, but Nico is determined to keep Charlotte safe, even as things take a more personal turn …

navy seals; alpha heroes; military romance; action and adventure; suspense; light action; black ops; mystery and suspense; Romantic Suspense; Mystery; Suspense; romance; Hero, strong female; military

31 reviews
Meg Martin
May 29, 2020
Nico's new assignment in the Mavericks is a secret operation because no one knows if Charlotte's kidnapping is related to her work as an activist, her brother's involvement in underground work or something else entirely. No help can be asked of the Australian government or police until more is known about the cause for the attack. Charlotte hasn't seen her brother in years as they were separated at a young age in the foster care system. However she has been looking for him. She was not suppose to go to Australia as she was really through with rallies and wanted to continue her work in books instead. A last minute push found her going against her better judgement. This rally was in support of the indigenous people and also the effect of climate issues on humanity. I love the devotion these Navy Seals show in their pursuit of a mission and their loyalty, trust and expertise. If we could only be more like these men. Such a great example of Americans! Sometimes we forget such people exist and forget to be thankful as well! I so enjoy the characters in these books each so unique and developed in a way we feel we know them. The delightful happily ever after is the icing on the cake. Keane helped Nico on his last assignment with Charlotte and according to the epilogue it will be his turn next to lead on a mission. Apparently a group of people were sailing and 2 washed overboard in Puget Sound and can't be found. Keane is a bit confused about being assigned a task to look for bodies but everything is not always at it seems and that is the theme of the next book in the series. Sounds intriguing and I can't wait!
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Connie Toler
July 11, 2020
I received a complimentary copy if this book from Booksprout and I am voluntarily reviewing it. This is one that was a little difficult to read. I don't know if it is me or what but the female protagonist was very antagonistic a great deal of the time. I get being cranky when tired and she wasn't getting quality sleep but man I just wanted to throw her several dirty looks myself like Nico and Keane did on occasion. Maybe it is me but it seems like several of the female protagonists of late are just annoying to me. That could be because I am older and if I was told to do something by my rescuers, I would. I did like the dual POV format that the book is written in. It usually helps me to connect with the characters but I really didn't feel anything for Charlotte. There is a sexy scene but it was highly glossed over and should not offend anyone but I would not recommend this to anyone under the age of 18.
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Carol Specker
July 12, 2020
Nico is an ex-Navy SEAL that is now working with a black ops organization referred to as the Mavericks. His mission is to find Charlotte, a kidnapped activist who was supposed to be giving a speech in Australia. The Mavericks are involved since Charlotte has a brother who is an undercover government agent that might be compromised by local authority involvement. Nico and his teammate find Charlotte at the hotel where she was taken without too much trouble, but to ensure she is safe they need to find the person responsible. In typical Dale Mayer style the story ends with the mystery solved and the start of a budding romance between Nico and Charlotte. I can not wait to read the next book in the series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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About the author

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author who writes for the young, the old and those in-between – no matter what the age. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you’ll want to cuddle close.

She’s long given up on trying to fit a specific genre. Instead she honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres!

And that’s okay too.

There is one guarantee with each book – it will be a great read – each and every time.

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