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Hidden Agendas (Tempting SEALs #4)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  5,724 ratings  ·  162 reviews
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...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by St. Martin's
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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...more
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....more
Isis FG
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...more
Miss Kim
Feb 14, 2009 Miss Kim rated it 4 of 5 stars
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 4 of 5 stars
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...more
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
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...more
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...more
Agnes Kullap
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 back...now 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....more
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...more
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!
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...more

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-firs...more
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...more
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
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Well....so 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...more
Britt Marczak
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...more
Dewi Read
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 ...penasaran.com sekali lagi bener2 serial yang kalo ibarat masakan ni...sambalado dari cabe brastagi..*wink2 kepedesan
Jan 25, 2014 Linda rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
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.
This book is actually the 2nd in the Tempting SEAL's series not the 4th and all I have to say is where can I find a guy like that?
Loving this series so far! So far this has been the best story yet IMO. Can't wait to delve into Ian & Kira's story.
Oleta Blaylock
I continue to wish that there were more books to this series. I am sure that Ms. Leigh could have come up with as many characters as her Breed books. Alas it wasn't meant to be. This is the fourth story in this series with only one full book and novella left. This is a very good story and a wonderful contribution to the overall series. We do get rid of one of the bad guys but there are several left that need to get what they so richly deserve. We also have to resolve Ian's defection. Which just...more
I'm a big fan of the Breeds series from Lora Leigh so I decided to branch out and read some of her other books. Hidden Agendas is part of her Tempting SEALS series, and while this book had all the spice and sizzle of her Breeds books, I just didn't connect with this book as much as I thought I would.

The main characters were likeable enough by themselves, but the minute they had to interact with each other or with anyone else they kind of turned into babbling ninnies- Emily Stanton survived a kid...more
Davina D.
The thing is if you like S.E.X and lots and lots of it, then this is the book for you.

I'm a Leigh fan, but I've found that I enjoy her books more when there's an actual plot attached. Taming the Beast and Elizabeth's Wolf - Leigh at the top of her game.

In Hidden Agendas, however, Leigh would have you think this book is about keeping our heroine from the clutches of her Senator father's enemies. I'm here to assure you that it is NOT.

It was so obvious that what little "plot" there was in this b...more
Emily Stanton has loved Kell Kreiger since they were kids and her father rescued him from the streets. Now Emily is ready to do something about the attraction she feels for Kell but she is going to have to convince him that not only is he good enough for her but he is exactly what she needs. Emily is being threatened by a drug lord, Diego Fuentes, that Kell had already rescued her from Diego’s compound. Now the drug lord had decided that he isn’t done with Emily just yet.

Kell Kreiger is a Navy...more
Review: Hidden Agendas is a thrilling suspense filled book with heart pounding action and tantalizing romance that will have you panting in excitement. This is a continuing saga with brave Navy Seals that are out to bring down a notorious leader of a drug cartel. It will keep you turning the pages in anticipation of the next great actions scene and enthralled in ecstasy with scorching love scene between our main characters Kell and Emily. Kell stakes his claim over Emily’s heart and as her bodyg...more
Christi Snow
My Review:
It's official. I am completely and totally hooked on this series. I LOVED this book!

Emily is a complete riot. I loved her "research" and the fact that she has a hidden wild and adventurous side. I loved that Kell let her embrace that and saw that as a strength in her, not a weakness. The opening scene for this book between the two of them is priceless...completely fresh and HOT!

Emily is tough. She has grown up with her Senator father trying to protect her through a series of bodyguards...more
The most striking thing about Leigh's writing is that she does erotica very well. The language is explicit, which might be a deal breaker for some readers, but the sensuality and lust she captures is very sexy and will leave many a reader pining for the male lead.

Perhaps the biggest drawback for me in the book was the sensation that the plot was just laid over top because the book was supposed to have one. It felt shoe-horned in and I had a hard time buying its believability. The other thing th...more
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“My money's on the lady," he drawled. "You don't tame a vixen, you just travel in her wake.” 27 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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