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Hidden Agendas (Tempting SEALs #4)

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Tough-as-nails Navy SEAL Kell Kreiger is the best there is at searching, rescuing, and taking no prisoners…yet even the rush of ever-more dangerous missions isn't enough to satisfy him. Haunted by a tortured past, Kell seeks distraction in a secret world of dark intimacies. But when Emily Stanton, the one ray of light in Kell's shadowy existence
Paperback, 332 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by St. Martin's
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Nov 25, 2009 Dina rated it really liked it
Being stubborn, er, persistent does pay off and I'm glad I didn't give up on this series after the craptastic Reno's Chance (in Honk If You Love Real Men Four Tales of Erotic Romance) and the disastrous Dangerous Games. For Maggie's Sake (in Real Men Do It Better) was pretty good, but it was "just" a novella and so loosely connected to the series that I wasn't completely sold... until now. Yup, Hidden Agendas has finally made my previous suffering worthwile, LOL.

This book picks up where Dangerou
Opening Line:"Diego Fuentes stared into the vast panarama of cliffs and ocean outside of his borrowed home, and reflected on destiny."

HIDDEN AGENDAS is part of Lora Leigh's Tempting Seals/Elite Ops series which I'm a huge fan of. As Usual Lora Leigh's bedroom scenes are some of the hottest you'll read and wow can she write a delicious alpha-male hero. Her descriptions of these muscular, testosterone filled, bulge in the jeans men are yummy.
Sep 13, 2008 jenjn79 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Rating: 4.5 / 5

As much as I enjoyed Dangerous Games, I think I enjoyed this one a bit more. It was a little more solid on the suspense side of things, but still fairly hot - though maybe not as erotic as Dangerous Games (which is a little disappointing).

Emily was a great heroine to read. I really enjoyed her a lot. She's got this innocent, naive sheen to her, but underneath, she's a total bad-ass. That amused me to no end. I loved all her antics, and the fact that she didn't cower and hide when
Miss Kim
Feb 14, 2009 Miss Kim rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the Alpha Male
Emily is the daughter of a powerful Senator, who was kidnapped a few years ago by a dangerous drug lord. Her father is also an ex-Seal. He’s fearful for her safety, and has been controlling her for her entire life. He’s hired bodyguards for the past few years that have to live with her 24/7. He is also secretly hopes she will fall in love with one of them, so he can basically marry her off and not have to worry about her any more. However, she is not cooperating. She’s been in love with Kell, on ...more
Oct 23, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
Recommended to Heather by: Collette
Shelves: erotica, lora-leigh
Wow! I would have to say this one might be the most erotic book in the series so far. Super steamy sex scenes and I just love Kell's Cajun accent that comes out at just the right times ;)

Emily is a senators daughter who is constantly being protected by bodyguard after bodyguard following her kidnapping by Fuentes a couple years earlier. She was rescued by none other than Kell, a man she has been pining away for since she was a kid. When Emily causes trouble for the last time and her current bod
Navy Seal Kell Krieger has been biding his time, keeping a safe distance to his one weakness, Emily Stanton. Kell rescued Emily when she had been kidnapped by Diego Fuentes and fed a lethal drug, years later she has grown into a strong beautiful woman who has a knack for "researching" the unusual that would be deemed unsuitable for a Senator's daughter. After Emily's latest "research" has her seducing a man she doesn't realize is Kell, her time has run out and Kell is about to become an importan ...more
Jun 01, 2015 Fanny rated it really liked it

Hidden Agendas es el cuarto libro de la serie Tempting Seals escrito por Lora Leigh y narra la historia de Kell, a quien conocemos brevemente en las historias anteriores y Emily, un personaje nuevo.
Tengo que reconocer que cuando lei la sinopsis de este libro no me llamo tanto la atencion como las otras de la saga y sin embargo, Hidden Agendas es la historia que mas me ha gustado por el momento. Para mi fue la mas entretenida y menos densa de las que llevo leidas.
Otra razon de que me gustara tant
Mar 01, 2010 Zeek rated it really liked it
Hidden Agendas by Lora Leigh is the fourth book in her Tempting SEALs series.

Although I know there are more stories in this series, I've only read the two full length novels so far and I've truly enjoyed each one!

The latest, Hidden Agendas, picks up where the last, (Dangerous Games), left off. We see early on that the big bad on the scene, Diego Fuentes, is manipulating things so that he can control one man ... the son that he never knew existed.

Although Fuentes is part of the mob underworld, hi
Alex is The Romance Fox
I love Lora Leigh’s Breeds and Bound Hearts Series but I have not really being interested in her Tempting Seals series. However a friend gave me two books and I decided to check out how good they were.
Hidden Agendas was an enjoyable read but I found a few things that irritated and bored me which had me skipping some pages.

Emily Stanton, is daughter of a senator and has had a crush on Kell Krieger, a Navy Seal, who just so happens to have been so totally in love with her since he first met her, a
Agnes Kullap
Jun 27, 2009 Agnes Kullap rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lora-leigh
Miss Emily Stanton is one of the girls taken by Fuentes and his cartel she's Senator Stanton's daughter and the girl Navy SEAL and on of the hotest guy's on the face of this Earth is been pining for years!
Kell has his secrets which were the reason he became to know little miss Emilie at all! After Emily was taken Kell was determined to get her the danger returns, someone has decided to kidnap Emily once again. Kell moves in with Emily and starts his campain to seduce the little vixen.
May 31, 2011 Megan rated it liked it
Book 4 in the Tempting SEALs series

This is the first book I have read by this author, and I didn’t feel lost reading this book. Like many series, they typically can be read in any order but I know that one can get the most out of a series by starting at the beginning.

And boy, what a beginning this book has! It was HOT at page 20! However, I found that once the h/h (Kell and Emily) slept together (very early on in the book) I found my interest waning. I love the build up, so when “it” happens so
5 stars - Romantic Suspense

Another sizzling read in Lora Leigh's Tempting SEALS romance/action/suspense series. Hidden Agendas featuring alpha male Navy SEAL Kell Kreiger and feisty heroine Emily Stanton has a bit more suspense/action than the previous book in the series, Dangerous Games. The plot has exciting twists and turns that lead up to the next book in the series. Although not quite as erotic as Dangerous Games, it still has very explicit and hot romance. 5 stars!
The fourth book in Lora Leigh's Tempting SEALs series. I had read Dangerous Games and didn't care for it too much. But I decided to give Lora Leigh another chance and I'm glad I did. I liked this one and may just check out more of the series now.
Hidden Agendas
3.5 Stars

Tired of her father’s overprotectiveness and interference in her romantic relationships, Emily Stanton wants more for her life. Enter Navy SEAL, Kell Krieger, the one man Emily has always wanted, but could never have … until now, when a dangerous drug lord has set his sights on her and Kell is the only one standing in his way…

The best installment in a series that has been pretty lackluster.

Kell and Emily have sensual and steamy chemistry alongside an emotional attachment
Holy Moly...This is one of my favourites in the series so far.Kell is just incredible.He is alpha and dominant in the best possible way and not irritatingly arrogant.I loved his accent and the things he said in the heat of passion left me all tingley.He has a very sad back story which makes you just want to love him!

Emily is full of gumption, although she doesn't know it to start with. I always enjoy heroines who end up stronger than when they began and this was done well in this book. Unfortuna

I have not read the novella stories in the Tempting SEALs series and tend to regard Hidden Agendas as Book 2 because it's the second of the full-length installment, after Dangerous Games.

HA was much, much better than DG, without the annoying erotica accouterment that was just for show in the earlier book. Hidden Agendas focused on the plot, the characters and is a must-read-fir
Ann has a dirty mouth
I really enjoyed the romance between Kell and Emily. They were very sassy and cute together. However, the suspense part of this story was extremely far fetched even by the standards of romantic suspense. Please do yourself a favor and don't think of the motivation of the bad guys, the implausibility of the "whore's dust" drug, how stupid the name "whores dust" sounds, and the fact that the bad guys are right out of an after school special about how drugs are bad, mmmkay?

That being said, this was
Another book that I could not like.
I spent my whole time reading this huffing, and not like I was panting or gasping because it was so hot. As I found the hot scenes just tepid. There was indeed a consistent accumulation of cliches, bad dialogue lines, each worst than the previous. We discovered the heroine in the first chapter in a strip club, trying her luck as a stripper. Well she was 25, still a virgin (rolleyes, rolleyes) and decided not to remain one for a day longer (cannot roll my eyes e
Hated the hero. What a jerk. And the author kept describing his attitude/etc by using 'male' as some sort of adjective, that drove me insane, 'He had a look of male confidence.' Okay, as opposed to what? Female confidence? And the d-bag was obsessing about getting some, and NO he was not going to 'let this vixen into his poor damaged heart (internal dialogue I am paraphrasing).' Blah, blah, blah. It was kind of sick how much he wanted to control the heroine, and have her bend to his will. I lite ...more
Oct 28, 2012 Mandy rated it it was ok
Shelves: lora-leigh far I have been pretty disappointed in this series. It's as if a completely different author is writing this series (as opposed to the Nauti series). I don't even really know how to even express what it is that bothers me about this series. Some of the language feels trite and overused. If Kell called Emily a vixen one more time I was going to scream. We get it..she's a vixen...she's his little fox. Whatever.
And apparently I'm glutton for punishment because I'm still interested in Ia
Mar 10, 2016 Cathy rated it liked it
Shelves: alpha-hero
I have had this book for a while but just had not finished it. I gave it 3 stars. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't the page turner I am used to. I had a few issues with the book. First, the heroine acted like a spoiled brat. I understand her father was overprotective but she was just plain rude to him. There was someone trying to kill her and I could never understand whys the importance of the bodyguards didn't register for her. Many times, I wished her father left her to her own devices to see ...more
Jan 23, 2016 Kim rated it it was amazing
SAVING LIVES IS HIS MISSION.[br/]Tough-as-nails Navy SEAL Kell Kreiger is the best there is at searching, rescuing, and taking no prisoners 26yet even the rush of ever-more dangerous missions isn 19t enough to satisfy him. Haunted by a tortured past, Kell seeks distraction in a secret world of dark intimacies. But when Emily Stanton, the one ray of light in Kell 19s shadowy existence, is pursued by a ruthless drug lord, the rules of the game suddenly change 14and Kell will have to go deeper unde ...more
Britt Marczak
Apr 15, 2014 Britt Marczak rated it did not like it
DAMMIT. I couldn't do it. DNF

I bought this book back in high school and never got around to reading it, because at that time, I only read PNR. I figured I'd give it a shot now.

Now, I knew to expect little plot and hot sexytiems. I was all for that.

It was quick to disappoint me. Both characters are unlikable, especially Kell, the "hero". There's nothing romantic about his douchey, smarmy attitude. Emily is a *little* better, but not much, ending up to be a girl who just stomps her feet in a silen
Dewi Read
Feb 22, 2011 Dewi Read rated it really liked it
Suka, alur ceritanya bagus, Kell (heronya) baik banget ngk type bad boy, coba aja kalo type bad boy gitu pasti udh 5 stars deh, nah loh?? iya bad boy insap maksudnya hehe, di akhir cerita baru ngeh ni serial ada hubungannya sama serial Elite-ops, Nathan Mallone (wild card) muncul disini..wah jadi mau lanjut terus ni sama serial ini sekali lagi bener2 serial yang kalo ibarat masakan ni...sambalado dari cabe brastagi..*wink2 kepedesan
Jan 07, 2016 Samantha rated it it was amazing
This was less intense than Dangerous Games but, I loved it no less, in fact I loved it just a bit more.

I thought it was interesting to see someone else in this series affected by the drug that affected two of the characters in the next series, Wild Card and Maverick, though not to those extremes.

I don’t really recall if this book had the same problem of using the Army in place of the Navy but I guess that’s because I wasn’t really paying attention. I was too busy watching Kell catch a vixen ;D

Jan 25, 2014 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone over 18
Recommended to Linda by: LL Chatters
I'm back to my series "Tempting Navy Seals" by Lora Leigh and let me tell you they just keep getting better and better. One of the books of this series has a little review from "Romantic Times" on it saying "Leigh's books can scorch the ink off the page" and let me tell you they are so RIGHT. ;-) I found that Kell Kreiger is my new favorite and I just love Emily. Of course I'm reading "Killer Secrets" right now and I might change my mind!! ;-)

Tough-as-nails Navy SEA
Jun 09, 2014 HK rated it liked it
Emily Stanton & Kell Kreiger. Emily meets Kell who would protect her from being kidnapped by Fuentes family. Emily was kidnapped 2 years earlier and Kell was part of the team of rescue, along with Reno Chavez, Clint MacIntire, and Ian and Macey, the computer guy. Emily attends a political party for her father who is a Senator in DC, knowing that she is being targeted by the Fuentes. The team, Emily and her father want to capture the spy in DC, and stop the Fuentes family. After threatened to ...more
Amy Denim
Nov 11, 2011 Amy Denim rated it it was ok
This was not one of my favorite Lora Leigh books. I had a hard time with how quickly the hero and heroine became so intense about each other. However as always, I loved her alpha hero, and I found my way breezing through the final few chapters. Just because this wasn't my favorite doesn't mean I won't read the rest of the series.
Feb 08, 2015 Alexandra rated it really liked it
Kau pernah membaca stiker mobil bertuliskan, "Jangan dekat-dekat, aku bukan mobil gampangan." Nah itulah perasaan Emily Stranton saat ayahnya yang senator selalu mengirimkan bodyguard-bodyguard gagah dari militer untuk menjaganya, sekaligus mengharapkan terjadinya cinta lokasi yang akan mengubah mereka menjadi calon menantu potensial. Dia menolak mereka semua sampai ayahnya mengirimkan Kellian Kreiger.

Kell sudah menyelinap ke dalam hatiku sejak pertama dia membuka mulutnya. Dia bergabung di SEAL
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Oct 06, 2011 Wendy ~M/M Junkie~ rated it it was amazing
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I love the "Seals" books! Amazing characters and passion between them make this a must read! I love the storyline as well, dangerous yet seductive. I highly recomend this series!
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“My money's on the lady," he drawled. "You don't tame a vixen, you just travel in her wake.” 30 likes
“You touch everyone, Emily. You touch a father's heart. A stranger's loyalty, and the soul I never knew I
had. You touch it, and you remind us of all the innocence we've lost in the world."
- Kell Krieger”
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