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Hot on the Hunt (ICE: Black Ops Defenders #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
This ex-ICE agent has one last chance with the one who got away — if he can protect her long enough...

Black-ops agent Alicia Troy spent years plotting the perfect revenge on the man who left her for dead…until her plan is foiled by her ex-teammate—and ex-lover—who taught her the meaning of betrayal. She can't trust John Witter…so why can't she stop wanting him?

For John,
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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Excellent conclusion to the trilogy. Almost two years earlier during a mission, Alicia was shot by another team member and nearly died. He was caught and imprisoned, but not before implicating another team member in the attack. Though his guilt was not proven, John lost his job with ICE and was told to leave the country. He and Alicia had also been lovers, but she believed in his betrayal and John has spent the last months trying to forget his broken heart.

When Rory escapes from prison, John goe
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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I’m a huge fan of Melissa Cutler’s ICE: Black Ops Defenders Series. From the first page of Tempted into Danger, I was hooked. That’s also the first book where you get to know Alicia Troy and John Witter. After I read Tempted into Danger, I remember begging Melissa for more information on John. Of course, I got NOTHING! To say I was looking forward to reading Hot on the Hunt was an understatement. In fact, I myself didn’t realize how much I wanted t
Jun 30, 2014 Amelia rated it it was amazing
The latest ICE: Black Ops Defenders story has a tormented hero and a gutsy heroine who must battle numerous enemies, treacherous weather conditions and even themselves to stay alive another day. Melissa Cutler makes any scene where this couple faces an emotional issue just as captivating as the situations filled with danger that constantly arise. I repeatedly held my breath as I waited to see what would ultimately happen on countless occasions, as nothing is ever assured in this story until the ...more
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

4.5 Stars

With a heart pounding ending, Cutler did it again. She kept me glued to my book, and kept me intrigued page after page. Hot on the Hunt is a light romantic suspense novel that is perfect for a weekend read.

John and Alicia had parted ways in very bad terms. Alicia was left for dead by two men she had trusted and now she is out for revenge. John, on the other hand, has just been biding his time until he gets his chance to prove his innocence. Unfortunately for both of them, the only way
 Reading In Pajamas
Jul 03, 2014 Reading In Pajamas rated it it was amazing
Hot on the Hunt (ICE: Black Ops Defenders Series, #3) by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

I love this series! It keeps getting better and better! Great romantic suspense with lots of action, drama, emotion and steamy romance. It kept me on edge and flipping the pages to see what would happen next. I love a good suspense that includes a great love story! I loved the characters an
Jul 25, 2014 Pam rated it really liked it
This is an exciting series that takes you from Mexico to the current setting of the Virgin Islands and Martinique. The action is non-stop and the danger is daunting and I love how we are getting John’s side of the story.

John Witter is a former Green Beret sniper and a former ICE agent and has been wasting his days in the Virgin Islands for the last two years but now he is ready to move on. When he hears that his former best friend has escaped from prison and his former lover is on the move but m
Jun 19, 2014 Pam rated it liked it
Hot on the Hunt is a romantic suspense by Melissa Cutler. It is in the ICE: Black Ops Defenders series. It is an easy summer read.
John Witter is a former Green Beret sniper and former ICE agent. His friend and partner, Rory Alderman (also another former ICE agent), is a traitor and testified that John was in on it with him. John was unable to talk to Rory and see why he implicated him. He wants Rory to confess he lied about John. John not only lost his career but also his credibility. His hones
Carol  MacInnis
Jul 05, 2014 Carol MacInnis rated it liked it
I won this book from a contest on Goodreads.

Former ICE (i.e. Homeland Security's Immigration & Customs Enforcement) black ops agents, John Witter, Alicia Troy & Rory Alderman were teammates and thick as blood. But things suddenly went very bad, very quickly about 20 months earlier which also ended John & Alicia's two year relationship and because of Rory, Alicia was shot and left for dead and John, although innocent, was implicated but lack evidence cost him his job and his country.
Jul 18, 2014 Toni rated it really liked it
In Hot on the Hunt, Melissa Cutler wraps up her ICE: Black Ops Defenders series. She brings everything full circle to the events of the first book and provides resolution to the events that fractured the team. She brings everyone but Vanessa back for a visit at the end so we get at least a glimpse of life after ICE. The hero, John, is described as the underdog alpha and he fits that role perfectly. His ingrained skills of honor, loyalty, and decency cause many people to underestimate him and his ...more
Kayedeane Cantrell
Jul 02, 2014 Kayedeane Cantrell rated it it was amazing
Great book and ending to the series. Loved it! I will be reading the series again in order. It's the story of Alicia Troy and John Witter who were betrayed by fellow teammate, Rory Alderman. Alicia and John worked together to prove John is not a traitor as Rory testified. This is a must read.
Kathy B. (Tx)
Jul 01, 2014 Kathy B. (Tx) rated it it was amazing
Hot On The Hunt, the third and final installment in Melissa Cutler’s ICE: Black Ops Defenders miniseries is NOT to be missed. The hero in this book is John Witter, who at the beginning is not portrayed as the macho, alpha male that we are used to seeing in our romance novels. He first appears in the first book in this series Tempted Into Danger, but frankly, I don’t remember him, which fits in with his somewhat passive existence. He and another exiled operative, Alicia Troy, former girlfriend to ...more
Jul 08, 2014 Julz rated it it was amazing
Melissa Cutler does it again!
Hot on the Hunt (ICE: Black Ops Defenders)
This book was a gift from a friend.
Hot on the Hunt is a romance suspense novel that I couldn’t put down. The whole time I kept wondering will the main characters get together, will they escape with their lives, what is the truth and what are lies. Who are the real characters in the story? Is the love really with the two main characters or not.
John Witter is in hiding, he has given up on life, been accused of crimes against
I hadn't been too interested in John and Alicia in the previous books, but I do like Melissa Cutler's writing very much, so Hot on the Hunt was always on my radar. The story is pretty much everything that I expect of romantic suspense and of Ms Cutler's plots: fast-paced, with moments calculated to interrupt a heart-to-heart talk and several moments in the story that manage to border the ridiculous. Hot on the Hunt however, read more like John's story more than Alicia's story; I felt more ...more

What a great edition to the black ops defenders series. John and Alicia were a perfect match. They both and severe trust issues. I love the women in this series, especially Alicia, she is strong, does not take crap, and could kick your butt with her hands tied behind her back. I loved the plot line to this story, Alicia believed john committed the ultimate betrayal, by trying to kill her. And she breaks his heart by not believing him. This book was great from beginning to end, I couldn't put it
Jul 14, 2014 Sdeets rated it really liked it
Alicia and John are both pretty messed up. Both have had their lives destroyed by their former teammate and friend Rory. Neither of them have the ability to trust anymore. Rightfully so, since everyone they come in contact with crosses them. They don't know who to trust, including when it comes to trusting their own feelings. You find yourself disappointed with almost every character in this book! This story was frustrating, but you couldn't stop reading and hoping they would figure things out. ...more
Krystal Reid
Jan 23, 2015 Krystal Reid rated it liked it
I highly recommend this book and any other book written by Melissa Cutler. This book is the last book in her ICE: Black Ops Defenders series and I must say it is a great book and ending to the series. I don't want to go into detail for fear of giving something away, I do hate spoilers. This book is a worthy read; passion, heartache, gunfire, danger, it's got it all once you pick it up you won't want to put it down!
Jul 19, 2014 Jenny rated it liked it
I received this book as part of the GoodReads FirstReads program. I'm not much for romance novels but this one had enough intrigue and suspense in the storyline to make it worth reading. I may even go back and read the first two books in the series.
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"A high-stakes chase hooks the reader into the story from the first page. An intriguing plot and tough, yet vulnerable characters add to this entertaining read" (RT Book Reviews). 4 stars

Miniseries: ICE: Black Ops Defenders
Brittany Stone
Loved this book. So much action and gun fighting. Couldn't put the book down. Will definitely have to buy the other two books in this series.
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