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Tennessee Takedown (Tennessee SWAT #1)

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A SWAT officer in small-town Tennessee will do anything to protect the innocent beauty whose life has been put on the line in Lena Diaz's Tennessee Takedown

It can't be a coincidence that in the past twenty-four hours, three different thugs have tried to kill or abduct Ashley Parrish. Sexy SWAT team leader Dillon Gray saved her, but now he wonders why someone would want to
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by Harlequin
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Susan
Excellent book with enough action to keep me riveted until I'd finished it in one sitting. Ashley is in Destiny performing a company audit when she gets caught in the middle of an office shooting. She's rescued by SWAT team leader Dillon just in time to be kidnapped and rescued again. Dillon is determined to protect her and find out who's behind all this trouble.

I really liked both Ashley and Dillon. Ashley has built her CPA business and is very good at what she does. One of the things I liked
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Paula Legate
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun, action packed book. From the first few pages, till the end of the book, something was always happening. Giving just enough time between action scenes so I could catch my breath.

Ashley is in the small town of Destiny, performing a company audit when she gets caught in a office shooting. I loved the way she was able to remin calm during the shooting. She knew when to run, and she knew when to hide. She was the one, that called 911, for help.
Ashley was rescued by the SWAT leader D
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Paula Brandon
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lena Diaz is quickly becoming the most reliable Intrigue author! Tennessee Takedown is another action-packed romantic suspense tale. It gets off to a rip-roaring start as Ashley Parrish survives a workplace shooting, only to get kidnapped by another killer! SWAT team leader Dillon Gray risks life and limb to rescue her and continue to protect her. It slowly becomes apparent that Ashley is at the centre of a complex frame job involving embezzling and double-crosses!

I took a star off for some slig
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Nicole Laverdure
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Suspenseful and romantic!
TENNESSEE TAKEDOWN, by Lena Diaz, is a gripping thriller, action packed, with a touch of romance. Lena’s new intrigue kept my interest until the very end, to finally discover who the mystery man was. This is an excellent mélange of romance, intrigue and danger, the plot was well developed, fast paced with likeable characters. It’s the story of Ashley, a big city girl, bold and audacious and Dillon, a small town sexy detective. Needing protection, after being assaulted a
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Becky MoJo
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Talk about action packed! Tennessee Takedown by Lena Diaz was off the charts in the action department. I really enjoyed this book but I thought it could have used a little more heat and been longer.
Ashley is contacted to do an audit in a small town that reminds her of her hometown. Next thing she knows, there is a gunman in the building "hunting" her as she tries to hide and slowly move her way to escape. The local SWAT team arrives and she meets Dillon as he is trying to save her but she decide
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Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
The body count racks up in this fast paced suspense. Ashley Parrish is in a small town in Tennessee to do an audit and gets caught up in an office shooting. She doesn’t know the shooter so when its over she thinks she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Well that doesn’t turn out to be the case when she’s then kidnapped and almost drowns when the car wrecks in the river during a storm and many more attempts are made on her life before the tangled web of what is really going on is reve ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Suspenseful and romantic!
TENNESSEE TAKEDOWN, by Lena Diaz, is a gripping thriller, action packed, with a touch of romance. Lena’s new intrigue kept my interest until the very end, to finally discover who the mystery man was. This is an excellent mélange of romance, intrigue and danger, the plot was well developed, fast paced with likeable characters. It’s the story of Ashley, a big city girl, bold and audacious and Dillon, a small town sexy detective. Needing protection, after being assaulted an
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Leslie
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: s-tennessee-swat
REVIEW TO COME
Tory Michaels
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
First my disclaimer: I’m an RWA chapter-mate (First Coast Romance Writers of America) of Ms. Diaz. That in no way influenced my review (well, if it hadn’t been a good book, I wouldn’t be posting the review on my blog, but other than that it didn’t influence me).

This is my second Diaz book and this was as good as the first. Ms. Diaz made this a suspenseful romp with constant twists and turns in the revelation and explanation as to why Ashley has been targeted multiple times by killers in the past
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Carmen Pacheco
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Simply awesome. This is my second Lena Diaz book and she was brilliantly consistent, and balanced, with action and romance. Personally, I could never get enough of Dillon Gray!

Ever been at the wrong place at the wrong time? Ashley Parrish will kick herself for taking this short-term contract since she narrowly escapes with her life!

She wasn't the only survivor they'd rescued, but she was the only one the shooter had essentially stalked through the building.

Why would anyone want to harm, let alon
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Tina "IRead2Escape"
4.5 stars

Hotness rating 2.5 out of 5


Tennessee Takedown is the first Lena Diaz book that I have had the good fortune to read and hopefully it won't be my last. I loved, loved, loved this book! The pace was fast, the characters were likeable, and the plot was fun to read.

Ashley Parrish is an auditor. She loves her job! It gives her the chance to travel to different companies, do her job and then move on. She never thought she would be in the position that her current job has put her in - hiding u
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Rhonda
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 STARS

I liked Tennessee Takedown. It is full of danger, action, drama, and mystery. Some of the mystery I figured out part of it. There was way more twists and turns I did not figure out. The action and suspense start on page 1 and hardly lets up till the end. Your not sure who is the good guys and the bad guys are.

I like how at the front of the book lists the characters and a little about them. I would love to come back and see more books dealing with the swat team. I liked most of the charact
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Clare O'Beara
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
This romantic suspense story gets off to a strong start as a spree killer walks through an office building firing at people. Tennessee's Smoky Mountains are the setting. No sooner has a SWAT team dealt with the situation than an accountant who has come from Nashville on a temporary contract is abducted from her home. Only that one of the police officers decided to check on her after the stress earlier, nobody would have known.

There is a great deal of running around the mountainsides, getting ac
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Dísir
Tennessee Takedown begins with a shootout and from there, it's action and more action - barely enough for me to take a breath to get to know the 2 leads Dillon and Ashley better. Through the heroic rescues and the breathless escapes, I still wasn't able to get a handle on both of them, let alone the chemistry that I found lacking. There is a solid plot here, but it's unfortunately weakened by the superficial development characters and a tenuous connection between them that wasn't too believable ...more
Debbie Heaton
Mar 06, 2014 rated it liked it
In Diaz’s romantic suspense novel, in just twenty-four hours three separate attackers have tried to kill or abduct Ashley Parish. SWAT team leader Dillion Gray has managed to keep her safe each time but can’t help wondering why this is happening. Before long the FBI steps in accusing her of embezzlement and Dillion knows now that he must protect her at all costs from a killer so determined he’s successfully framed her for a crime she didn’t commit. To save her, he takes her on a dangerous run th ...more
Janet
Feb 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lena Diaz offers readers a truly balanced romantic thriller. Romance doesn't suffer from Action and vice versa. Ms. Diaz has created a really likeable set of characters both primary and secondary. The book is evenly paced - fast, and cleverly plotted. The characters are engaging, the premise intriguing, the settings detailed, the dialogue crisp and the action non-stop.
*I received my copy from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Bonnie Drummond
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a read. From the breath taken Sean's of the Smoky Mountains to the home of Sexy Swat/Detective Dillion Gray and the rest of his team comes the Beauty Ashley Parrish and all he'll brakes lose. What can a girl to do but to fall in love with the small town of Destiny Tennessee. A book you really can't put down until the very end.
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"Diaz keeps the tension taut, the clues slim and the attraction strong to keep readers on the edge of their seats to the startling climax." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars
Nancy
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Nicely done light suspense.
Stephanie Dobson
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! Wish it was a series!
Sarah Andre
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Action packed and loaded with conflicts between the hero and heroine. LOVE any Lena Diaz romantic suspense and frankly, I think this Intrigue is her best yet.
Maureen Hubley
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not put this one down--kept your interest.
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Romantic suspense author, Lena Diaz, is a four time winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery and Suspense. She's also a former Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist and has won numerous other awards.

Her popular Buchanan brothers family is highlighted in the Deadly Games Series, beginning with her debut novel, HE KILLS ME, HE KILLS ME NOT. Her most recent series, E
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