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(Titanium Security #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  4,059 ratings  ·  272 reviews
When her father is murdered by a Taliban cell in the tribal regions of Pakistan, Khalia Patterson reluctantly steps into his shoes to carry on the legacy of Fair Start Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to furthering the education of girls. There she meets Hunter Phillips, the former SEAL and head of her Titanium security team, and quickly learns that coming to Pakis ...more
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Published June 15th 2013 by Kaylea Cross
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4 action-packed stars.****Review completed June 18, 2013

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Former SEAL and platoon team leader Hunter Phillips is plagued by bad memories after a mission gone awry when he gets a call from Tom Webster, the owner and president of Titanium Security. Tom is short on human resources and he needs the best men in Pakistan to execute a very important job. Besides, Hunter is familiar with the area and knows how to deal with the locals and officials. To top everything off, Tom wants Hunter to be team lead
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it

4.5 stars

Hunter Phillips, former SEAL and now an operative for Titanium Security, a private security firm, is team leader hired to protect Khalia Patterson, an American carrying on the legacy of her late father's work in building schools for girls in Pakistan.

I've read quite a few authors of military romantic suspense and imo, there is no one who writes this genre as well as Ms Cross. Her research is impeccable. She writes realistic characters and dialogue. Her heroes in particular are drawn
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to romantic suspense, no one does it better than Kaylea Cross. This read is fast paced, thrilling, with great plot and vivid characters that will have you hooked. Not to mention her wonderfully, scintillating, gorgeous, hunk-a-licious heroes that will raise your body temperature and give you hot-flushes in no time. My goodness Hunter is absolutely gorgeous, and he certainly knows how to handle a weapon and a woman. Growl!


Loved, loved this book and for all you romantic suspens
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

4.5 HOLY HELL stars!

I enjoyed Kaylea Cross's Bagram Special Ops series and was thrilled to see this first in her newest, Titanium Security, being reviewed (and loved) in droves! Being slow, as I often am, to jump on board 'the latest thang' train, and even knowing I'd get a great read, I've just now finally finished Ignited and am here to tell you, it ROCKS!

When her father is murdered by a Taliban cell in the tribal regions of Pakistan, Khalia Patterson reluctantly steps into his s
Khalia Patterson's philanthropist father had a mission to educate girls in Pakistan until he was savagely murdered in the country. Now that the school he had built is ready to open weeks later, she musters the courage to undertake the dangerous trip to represent him at the opening. Titanium Security operative Hunter Phillips is heading Khalia's security detail and isn't looking forward to going back to the site where he lost his best friend in the riotous aftermath of Patterson's murder. And, he ...more
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

It was OK. Not sure what annoyed me about it. Maybe the political element... not going to get into it as I don't want to offend folks.

It was full on action most of them time but not sure I will continue .... will see.
Anne OK
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
Kaylea Cross never fails to give readers a well-written and smooth flowing storyline. She also continues to rev up the action and romance in an unmatched style that is truly her own in each of her military-based romantic suspense books. With the debut of her latest series, “Ignited” is a powerful introduction to the addictive world of Titanium Security and its crew of characters, action-packed drama, and supersonic romance. From start to finish Kaylea Cross plopped me down in the middle of a war ...more
Lady Heather
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lady Heather by: based on Baba's review

5 stars

Once again Kaylea Cross has written an amazing story of courage, compassion, inner-strength, and the will to persevere even if the odds are all against you.

The main character Hunter Phillips is a former navy SEAL, and now the lead on a personal security detail for Titanium Security. His principal is Khalia Patterson, a high school math teacher who is in Pakistan in order to fulfill her father's last wishes of finally opening a girls school that he had been vigilantly working on before he
Jul 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish

Too many terrible things happening in the world for me to enjoy a racially insensitive book about politics and terrorism, without heartache and anger!

4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Kaylea Cross never fails to deliver a solid, fast paced extravaganza and this book is no different. I really enjoyed this story -especially Hunter. I think he is officially my favorite Cross hero so far. Looking forward to reading the next one in the series.
ツ Renée
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Heart Pounding action and suspense! I was glued to this book through its entirety. Absolutely compelling.

Hunter and Khalia got off on the wrong foot, but they were perfect for each other. Both strong, honorable, levelheaded, intelligent, and sensual – I enjoyed the instant connection between them, and later the passion and the need.

Khalia was such a great character. I admired her courage and vision. Her story and desire to help those little girls were inspiring.

I absolutely loved this book. The
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The action and suspense was awesome, it grabs you from the first page and doesn't let you go. The plot could have gone off in any number of directions and I like that - not always knowing where a story is going to go. The romance was steamy and while a quick ignition, burned really hot. I really liked the realistic way the heroine was portrayed. She was a civilian who finds herself in the center of hate and violence she just has never experienced before. Her reactions were real. The hero, well h ...more
Book 1 done.

Kept me on edge the whole time. KC does GREAT military stories, hands down.

On to Gage's story next.
May 26, 2020 marked it as to-read
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May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Love Kaylea Cross and she writes a great military/special ops type romance. KC does a spectacular job of putting the reader in the action. Ignited, is heavier on the ops with the romance developing later in the story. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, a rush to the coupling of Hunter/Khalia wouldn’t have been believable in this story. Just wish we could have had a bit more of Hunter/Khalia back in the US wallowing in their HEA. Just wanted to spend a bit more time with them. Since this ...more
Oct 02, 2016 added it
Shelves: dnf
...Got a terrorist in chapter 2 named Youssef who's thinking about how indecent this woman is dressed because she's not wearing "robes" or a hijab like please kill me white people need to stay the hell away from writing PoC its exploitative, gross and 99.9% based in racial tropes. No, thanks!
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B+

Hunter, a part of the security company, Titanium, is still reeling from the loss of his best friend during a job when their team was ambushed. While still grieving, he’s asked to lead a team to provide protection for Khalia, a math teacher who’s trying to carry out her father’s last wishes of seeing a school for girls in Pakistan become a reality. Khalia doesn’t necessarily want to be in this dangerous part of the world, but she’s still com
Eva Rose
The only redeeming quality of this book is that at least it wasn't rage inducing.

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Everything else, from the terrible writing to the execution of the story and even the thinly veiled racist overtones was atrocious. The relationship read so force and dialogue between the romantic couple was really uninspiring. I couldn't connect to the story, it all read so cliché and incredibly predictable. There was also pacing issues and the author had a hard time keeping the momentum from the high stress si
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was ok

*2,5 stars*

This was another fast paced romantic suspense by Kaylea Cross. As usual with her books I really enjoyed the action scenes. I also liked the characters, principal and secondary, but somehow something was missing.

I think I would have liked more background on the heroine. Or did I miss something? Why does she has an Arabic first name? Why did her father chose that aim for his foundation? Also, I think that Ryan could have had a more consistent participation. Last, I don't mind insta lov
Jun 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Feminista by: Jill
Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was a lovely book that I would recommend to people who love romantic suspense novels and alpha heroes.

I wish I liked it more, but don't let my rating prevent you from reading this book.

Thank you Jill for lending it to me!

Katie Reus
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Got an early copy of good!
Karma Queen
This is the story of Khalia Patterson and the leader of the security team hired to protect her, Hunter Phillips. She needs protection because she is traveling to Pakistan to open the school for girls that her father's foundation built. Her father was killed by a terrorist cell of the Taliban in the region who will do anything to stop their efforts to educate girls. Hunter is an ex-Seal who is assigned to Khalia's security detail shortly after one of his best friends has been killed by the same t ...more
Barbara Ann
Kaylea Cross is an amazing writer of military romantic suspense novels! This is a great start to a new series.

Ignited shows Kaylea Cross at her best. She has created an engaging storyline that grabs you right from the start with an intense, adrenaline-pumping opening that I literally could not put down. Both Hunter and Khalia are great, realistic protagonists grounded in their dedication to their joint mission. I appreciate Cross’s attention to detail, and really developing the emotions and tho
The first book in Kaylea Cross' series, Titanium Security. Hunter Phillips is sent on a job to protect Khalia Patterson over in Pakistan. Her father had been killed recently and Khalia felt a need to continue the job her father had started. Starting schools for girls in Pakistan. But there are those who wish her to fail and wish her to die even more.

Kaylea Cross is a fairly new author to me. I have read one other book and really enjoyed it. I liked this one and it had all the right elements but
I can't believe that as much as I love romantic suspense, I waited so long to read this book! A great mix of ex-military hotties, well written suspense, and very steamy bits. Reminded me a bit of The Titan series. Loved it and excited to read more. A solid 4.5 STAR read!

I purchased this book as part of the Dangerous Attraction Romantic Suspense Boxed Set/Anthology.
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Love discovering great new authors & series! What an intense read from cover to cover. Well-written, authentic, great suspense, plot & romance. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters & found their evolving romance to be believable even in the midst of all the chaos. Great start to a series. I look forward to continuing & am really hoping for Gage & Claire's story. A Must Read! ...more
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Two-haiku review:

Her father was killed
She must continue the work
He must protect her

Pakistan setting
A lot happens in short time
Well done action scenes
Amy R
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kaylea Cross has done it again. If you like military romantic suspense, you really need to check out Ignited, the first book in her new Titanium Security Series. I think this is one of her best books yet! It is engaging from the beginning, hard to put down until the end and very well balanced between the romance and suspense.

Hunter Phillips is assigned to Khalia Patterson as head of her security team just a short time after the loss of his close friend in Pakistan. He doesn't want to go, but can
Susan (susayq ~)
Why did I wait so long to read something by Kaylea Cross? I've seen her name mentioned on my TL many times and clicked "want to read" on several of her books. Heck, I even own several of her books. Let me tell you, I won't wait so long to read something else by her!

This was action packed from the very beginning. Hunter lost his best friend and teammate in a situation in Pakistan, and then was sent back to Pakistan for another operation almost immediately after the funeral. The second operation w
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nation ...more

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