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Suzanne Brockmann
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Hot Target (Troubleshooters #8)

4.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  5,972 Ratings  ·  272 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann knows exactly what makes hearts race and pulses pound: peril and passion. No one succeeds more brilliantly at blending these exhilarating elements in breathtaking novels of men and women forced to grapple with the deepest emotions and the highest risks. And there's no better proof than her new novel of suspense: Hot Targe ...more
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Published December 28th 2004 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2004)
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4 stars – Romantic Suspense

Two main reasons to read this book:

1) Navy SEAL Cosmo Richter: He’s strong, tender, protective, intelligent, caring, brave, emotionally honest, fierce, sweet, and just flat-out too yummy for words!

2) FBI Agent Jules Cassidy: The openly gay agent (one of the best characters in the series) has been a trusted, devoted, fearless, and loyal teammate and confidant to SEAL Team 16 and Troubleshooters, Inc. and is looking for his own well deserved moment in the “sunlight” an
Kaje Harper

This was a reread for the I-don't-know-howmanyth time. I had this book in paperback, and it was battered enough that I saw a $5 hardcover and bought that. Suzanne Brockmann is my favorite author of contemporary M/F romance, and in this book she gives Jules, her gay FBI agent, his own romance thread.

This book is part of the "Troubleshooters" series, but it can be a starting point - I read it first. You will miss some of the secondary character by-play. Also at the beginning, Jules meets up with A
Jan 03, 2016 Yolanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me ha encantado! Es sabido que me encantan este tipo de libros de fuerzas especiales y este es de lo mejorcito que he leído, el mejor. A parte del romance entre los protas, la acción y la intriga, todo el libro toca un tema llevado con mucha sensibilidad y cariño extremo. Los protagonistas Jane y Cosmo me han encantado pero está Jules que es lo más adorable, sincero y sensible... Me ha enamorado absolutamente. Para mi la ha salido con Jules.
Jules, te quedas conmigo!!
Gracias Elsa p
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Jan 14, 2016 Zairobe25 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jules Jules Jules ...more
Dec 29, 2014 Hildy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finally had a huge chunk of time to read a couple more of the books in this addictive series. I wasn't going to write a review of this because when I was finished, I downloaded Breaking Point and started it immediately, because MAX, but I decided to throw a quick review together anyhow.

When I started this book, I thought we were mostly going to be getting Cosmo's story but the big surprise for me was that this was just as much Jules' story. I was THRILLED because if Jules was real he'd totally
I had been reading Brockmann's Seals Series from the beginning and always enjoyed them. This one? Eh. Too much Jules not enough of the supposed hero and heroine.

In Hot Target, it just ticked me off that she spent so much time on the Jules, Robin, Adam triangle that she wasn’t able to develop Cosmo and Jane- the supposed hero and heroine of the story. I liked Cosmo dammit, I wanted to have his story!

Anyway, I’m gonna give this one only 3 of 4, for being annoying.
Paola Segura
Mar 17, 2016 Paola Segura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Este es el segundo libro que leo de la Sra. Brockmann y aunque ha estado muy entretenido no ha sido especialmente interesante.
Lo que más me gusta de esta serie es que cada libro tiene varias historias de amor, y es esto precisamente, lo que ha hecho que éste no haya estado tan bien. Han sido demasiadas y el romance principal ha perdido fuelle por culpa de los romances secundarios.
Por un lado tenemos a Jane (aka Mercedes) y Cosmo que deberían ser el romance principal aunque no me ha parecido así.
I loved this book. It was a little bit too long, but I still liked it a lot. It had everything I look for in these kind of books; suspense, romance, mystery, drama. But I feel like this book was more character driven, so that what I'm going to talk about in this review.

Characters I liked:

Jules. Yes, I'm starting out with him because he was the greatest character in this book. I just love him so much... his character development throughout the book was amazing. I want him to be happy so bad. He

Hot Target has made me want to go back and reread the backlist. Except Flashpoint. Apart from a few sections where I felt it got a little preachy, Hot Target is now one of my favorite all-time RS. And that it's an MF is a big surprise despite my waning enchantment with MM romance. Or perhaps the secondary romance between Jules and Robin, just seeded here and not quite taken root yet, is a bigger reason for my enjoyment than I realize?

The last time I read a Tr
Sep 28, 2009 Daelith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-read
I started reading this series many years ago and really enjoyed them. We had this big climatic build up to Sam and Alyssa’s story. After reading that though, I felt let down. It just didn’t live up to expectations. But I thought, okay…lots of pressure there for that one. Every writer has a disappointing book at some time or another for their fans. This one was it for me. It was awhile before I read the next book, though I had purchased it. Thinking I’m going to get back into reading her stuff. I ...more
Feb 27, 2011 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jules and Robin's relationship in All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas made me want to read Hot Target, but Suzanne Brockmann's wonderful writing has made me want to go back to the beginning of the Troubleshooters series and read them all. I was afraid that I'd find everything but the Jules/Robin 'relationship' boring but that was not the case. I enjoyed everything about this book. I thought the plot/case was very interesting and kept my attention the entire time. (Unlike Kiss the G ...more
Jess Candela
Reread 14Nov2013 Yup, still one of my favorites.

Reread 08Jun2012 How could I have forgotten how much I love this book? I'd remembered it was one of my favorite in the series, but that's not the same as remembering the full awesomeness that is this book. Not only is it the beginning of the Jules-Robin relationship arc, but Cosmo is one of my favorite heroes of the series, and I think he and Jane complement each other nicely.

I laughed, I cried, I cringed, and overall had a fantastic time reacquain
As much as I hate giving this book only 3 stars, I just can't bring myself to give it another. I liked it, but that's about it. Usually when I read a book by SB, I hate putting it down (I could so put this one down). Compared to the others, this one just did not do it for me. I just could not get into the story line. I really liked all of the characters (loved Jane and her sassiness), but the story line (for me) just was difficult.
“You know, that’s the funny thing about always. He’ll always come back until one day he doesn’t. Kind of like living forever—right up until the day you die.”
Love Cosmo & Jane and a fab story. Poor Jules I wish he could find a nice boy x
Serena.. Sery-ously?
Dec 08, 2014 Serena.. Sery-ously? rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, eng_2014
ADORO come scrive la Brockmann.. Mi piace davvero tanto!
Però 560 pagine sono veramente troppe -_- Nella prima metà ho arrancato e arrancato e arrancato... Sembrava non finire più! Ridendo e scherzando sono due settimane buone che mi porto avanti questo romanzo.. Un'eternità!!
Facendo una ricerchina sulla Brockmann ho scoperto che ha scritto una cosa come 193834128327123627461611292397543 fantasmiliardi di libri. Cioè, probabilmente uno ogni settimana O.o
Per di più si tratta di romance e, mi spiac
Renee (Reneem1)
Sep 29, 2013 Renee (Reneem1) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. great end of the book.

After slow start, a total change is story - NON seal, new troubleshooter independant group - does a L.A. movie gig.

Lethal, quiet Cosmo with the sunglasses & lingers in the background....has his story.

Director Jane has someone trying to kill her - due to making a movie about gay soldiers.

Best parts:

Cosmo's slow 1st time w Jane
Cosmo's anguish in most scenes ex. sits, rubs face, tears
Cosmo talking at all...telling of his friend who died. Tell the story of carrying th
Sep 20, 2011 Keith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’m really not certain why I choose to read certain books. It may be anything from the cover art to an author that I’m familiar with or perhaps a well written teaser on the jacket but I don’t think I’ve ever taken the time to look up the genera before starting one. I wish I’d thought to do that with this one. After I got into it I felt that I’d been cheated. Yes, it’s about Navy Seals and yes it’s a mystery-adventure novel but mostly it’s an adventure- romance novel ---not that there’s anything ...more
Well, I've been reading actual Good Books -- but I couldn't stand any more of the suffering Louise Penny was putting her characters through, so this week I find myself reading trash instead for a bit of a break.

Yes, friends, this book is trash. However, it's competently written trash, and I suppose I can see how this author could sell a bazillion copies of her novels. Her prose is nothing to write home about, but it's serviceable. Her characters are throwaways, but appealing enough to waste a fe
Wendy F
Oh man, this was excellent!

In the beginning I was a little bit bored, but the more I read the more I found myself stuck. I literally could not put this book down, it was sickening. My poor husband. My poor child. I was a statue holding a book all fugging day.

Like usual there were multiple relationships going on in this installment. Normally I get so much more enjoyment out of the stories that take a few books to complete, like Sam and Alyssa or Max and Gina. That's still true of this one, but I
The book in which the paths of FBI Agent Jules Cassidy and movie star Robin Chadwick first cross. It’s all due to Robin’s sister, writer/producer Jane, who’s receiving death threats because of the movie she’s making (and in which Robin stars). The main love story is between Jane and her bodyguard (ha…yeah, cue the Whitney Houston), a Navy SEAL who’s earning some extra money while he’s on leave to take care of his injured mother. Jane and Cosmo held my interest for maybe a third of the novel, mos ...more
Lisa Haines
What can I say, boy (quiet, handsome, brooding, Navy Seal) meets girl (sexy, young, headstrong, movie producer)... Someone wants to kill her, interesting gay subplot, Seal falls in love with her... A no-brainer (not that I knew who the would-be killer was), fun read! A little action, a little romance; what more could you want!!
Jan 15, 2012 Mareli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit that I wasn't so sure about this book. All those Hoolywood scenes really aren't for me. Actresses, silicon and sex all over, noooo.

And, instead, I finished to love this book. Cosmo, who didn't put a blink on my radar before, has become a favourite kind of hero and the heroine was really really really my kind of woman!

And besides, this book has a fabulous Jules, I love him so much, it's a shame he's gay! I hope that he'll find some happiness, because at the end of this story there
May 08, 2011 Lielabell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NGL, I really liked it because of Jules and Robin. And I'm going to read more of the books because of Jules and Robin. Because I *adore* Jules and Robin. Total hearts for eyes.

Um... Jane and Cosmo were nice too, I guess. And the book was well written. And things pulled together nicely. The style it's written in isn't really my thing, though, and I would have rated this a lot less without the wonder and magic that is Jules and Robin. Who don't end up together, btw. Which is why I'm going to be r
Oct 05, 2015 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot Target
Book 8 in Troubleshooters series

Cosmo Richter & Janey Chadwick; WWII: Jack Shelton & Hal Lord

Navy SEAL Cosmo Richter needs to take a 30-day leave to help care for his mother who has broken both of her wrists. She insists on home health care instead, so he offers to help out his former CO Tom Paoletti provide security through Troubleshooters, Inc. for a Hollywood movie producer who has been sent numerous threatening emails. The FBI has gotten involved as well (sending Special Ag
Feb 24, 2015 Alison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun ride of a story; with several protagonists worth getting to know if only for a few days. Spending time in Hollywood with them as a movie with a powerful message is made and the death threats that are generated as a person brings her vision of the truth to the public keeps you on the edge of your seat. Listening to this audiobook, read by Patrick G. Lawlor and Melanie Eubank, you are drawn into the craziness that Ms. Brockmann creates with her Troubleshooter series. Navy Seal Cosmo ...more
Apr 17, 2014 Snowtulip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rom
Jules...need I say more?
Feb 04, 2014 Xfbc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: great-reads
One of my favorite reads! Who would of thought quiet Cosmo Richter, of the weird eyes, could string together more than two words at a time. Anywho, Cosmo and his group are tasked to keep J. Mercedes Chadwick, a supposedly flamboyant, partygirl writer/producer, safe from a crazed assassin. Cosmo almost takes an immediate dislike to J. Mercedes, the way she flaunts her curvy body and her flirtatious ways. But, you know what they's a thin line between love and hate. Anyway, their romance i ...more
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Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married with Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

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Other Books in the Series

Troubleshooters (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1)
  • The Defiant Hero (Troubleshooters, #2)
  • Over the Edge (Troubleshooters, #3)
  • Out of Control (Troubleshooters, #4)
  • Into the Night (Troubleshooters, #5)
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  • Flashpoint (Troubleshooters, #7)
  • Breaking Point (Troubleshooters, #9)
  • Into the Storm (Troubleshooters, #10)
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“He spoke in telegram-as if every word he used cost five bucks, and he only had a twenty in his wallet.” 12 likes
“I'll be careful."
He looked at her.
"I promise."
"Call me if you need me."
He turned to look at her.
"It does go both ways. I don't want to get a call from Tom Paoletti and Decker every Memorial Day.”
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