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(Titanium Security #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,773 ratings  ·  101 reviews
A woman with a dark past...

Forced into hiding after her NSA-sanctioned task force lands on a terrorist cell’s hit list, cryptologist Zahra Gill must rely on the skill and experience of her ex-Special Ops Titanium Security teammates to keep her safe—including former Force Recon Marine Sean Dunphy. The impossibly sexy man has the unnerving ability to shatter her concentratio
Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published August 26th 2013 by Kaylea Cross
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4 stars.****Review completed September 11, 2013

I'm going to make it short and sweet.

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"Come on, sweetness, open wide. I know you want it."

I know your mind is in the gutter now. Tsk-tsk…but it's not what you have on your mind. Not at all. :)
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He caught her wrist and kissed her fingertips. Cupping the back of her head in one big hand, he pulled her down as he leaned up. The kiss was gentle, almost chaste compared to what he'd done to her earlier, but the emotion be
This series has a continuing story arc and should be read in order.

The task force team is forced to move again after their safe house was compromised. Zahra Gill has moved to her own place but when someone shows up late one night and creates a disturbance, Titanium Security Agent Sean Dunphy decides to camp out until the threat is resolved. Both have strong attractions to each other but Zahra has kept him at a distance and it’s obvious she’s guarding the secrets of her past. However, it soon bec
Lady Heather
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: military-suspense-thriller luvvas, Kaylea Cross fans
Recommended to Lady Heather by: based on Baba's review :)


5 shiny stars

LOVE. LOVED. LOVED Sean & Zahra's story!

Once again (and in my opinion ALL of Kaylea Cross' books) the writing, characters, and story-line are fantastic!

Okay, now I have to wait until Friday to read the next book in the series (Ellis & Jordyn's story), and I CANNOT WAIT!
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick and easy read and saw twist and turns coming a mile away, but still love Kaylea Cross.
Steam level - Mild

ツ Renée
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just cannot get enough of this series! Burned was FANTASTIC!!

Despite the danger and suspense surrounding them and the urgency to take Malik down, we got to experience the lighter side of the team. The pranks were hilarious! I laughed so hard when the guys got their payback. Sean’s reaction was priceless!

I loved him! His humor, his sensuality, his fierce possessiveness and protectiveness of Zahra. I fell for him big time!

And Zahra captured my heart as well, with her strength and vulnerability.
Nov 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-la-city
Maybe three stars is a bit low, but I just finished a fabulous book and this one just didn't measure up to, not only to the other books in the series, but to other romantic-suspense books I've read. Just didn't cut it for me.

Zahra Gill has a mysterious past and a burning desire to fight Islamic Fundamentalism in any way she can. She is a translator with the NAS and is currently working to bring down Malik Hassani and his terrorist cell. She is working with Sean Dunphy from Titanium Security for
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hit for me. Zahara and Sean were so good, I loved them from the very start and they didn't disappoint me.
Rating 3.5 stars
I enjoyed this one, the characters were good, the team is around and the overall mystery arc continues.
What I like about this book is "the Hero" and his characteristics. The author portrayed him in a positive light and all you want is having him for yourself! The many of this hero qualities are blended well with his persona...If you pay attention you will see his gentlemanly side...opening the door for the heroine, putting her needs as his first priority and being her friend whenever she needs him! Add his protectiveness, alphaness in and out of the bedroom and you have a mix of walking sexy bada ...more
Jessica Frances
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Burned is book three in the Titanium Security series. In this one we follow Sean and Zahra as they try to track down a mole while also stopping a terrorist organization that is hell bent on making an example out of their team. I really loved Zahra and my heart ached for the past she had lived through. Sean was perfect for her and I liked that there was no silly drama with them getting together. They both knew what they wanted and neither played any games with each other. It made a nice progressi ...more
Think this bk is my fav so far in this series. The heat is on early in the story between Sean/Zahra. Whoa..that Sean! Likey-likey. But it isn't all schmex, there's a good story too. The Titanium team are still hunting the baddies who have their sights set on Sean/Zahra. To balance out that sex and drama are some good laughs with the Titanium team guys. (LOL! Loved the pranks.) These bks go too fast, sigh…then they’re over. Looking forward to bk 4.
A solid 4.25 STAR read! I was a little late reading this series but am so glad I did. This third book was my favorite of the series I think. Kaylea Cross can definitely write a love scene. I loved Sean. He was capable, sensual, sexy, alpha, and a good guy. This series is now on my "must read" list! Readers that like romantic suspense stories with a strong group of ex-military operatives as hero's, this series shouldn't be missed.
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two-haiku review:

They work together
Terrorists after them both
Can they get away?

Same very bad guy
Kind of continuation
Best read in order
I enjoyed Sean and Zahra's story. It read a lot like the other 2 books in the series with the same group after the men and woman. This story does pick up right at the same point that book 2 ended so it does have a feel of a continuous read. I will continue to read the series just to see how everything ends for the security group.
There's a mole in the organization, and the person is a surprise to me.

I hope the next book in the series is a better story, rating higher than 3*...
Another great book in this series.

Again great writing and story line.

Vibrant characters, nothing like sexy ass guys going all alpha.
4 Stars

Burned is third installment of Titanium Security.
NSA’s Cryptologist Zahra Gill, was forced into hiding when she was targeted by the cell they were tracking. Former Forecon Marine, Sean Dunphy, had to protect the woman he loves from the enemy who knows their every move.

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Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars

Another good book in the series. Once again, this picks up immediately after the previous book, and I LOVE that!

I am totally in love with Sean. If I could make him be real, I'd totally go for him LOL Zahra was such a strong, brave heroine. She was great. My reasoning for rating this what I did is because I felt that the romance was rushed. Granted, I've never been through what they went through,and maybe being in a life or death situation makes you come to realize your feelings quicke
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars!!!
I’ve been intrigued by Sean and Zahra for awhile now. For some reason, I saw Sean as the tech guy, not the badass guy who happens to be really good with technology. And for the record? Our man Sean, is quite the dominant and sexy guy in the bedroom. Nice. I was totally not expecting that. I love this series for many reasons.

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Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zahra Gill is a cryptologist forced into hiding and must rely on her Titanium Security teammates to keep her safe. She is drawn to Sean Dunphy and he wins her trust and her heart. Zahra is strong and brave and vulnerable at the same time and her back story with Alex is good too. Some really funny moments with the team and their practical jokes!


So far this series is really disappointing :(((
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this series is fast paced, there is something going on, on nearly every page. Car chases, bombings, gun fighting, running the list goes on and on. This is Suspence romance bumped up to the extreme. I love Dunphy his mischief making adds a little lightness to the run away suspence and harsh situations in this story. Zahra just breaks my heart in places, to have gone through what she has and come out so determined and strong, I love that kind of h, KC is the master in creating a heroine that I ...more
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sean & Zahra's story was good, but what was fantastic were the laugh out loud moments! Those moments added a wicked flavor to this story. I hope she continues doing that in the future. Sean has had his eye on Zahra since the first time he met her. She has a past and he knows if he really wanted to get could find out, but he wants to earn her trust, not violate it. His team has been targeted and now they realize do has she. Zahra, had decided to take a six month break from men, but the handso ...more
Judy Emma’s Mommy
Loved loved loved this book

Sean is so amazing I just want to gobble him up I knew I was going to love his story together with zahra his personality is just ❤

Highly recommend this book but definitely have to read the others in order to stay on top of what’s happening

Happy reading my lovely bookworms and remember to always be nice to one another 😊🤗❤
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was awwwweeeeessssoooommmmeeee. For all the attitude Zahra Gave Sean, I forgive her. I knew she had to be that way because of her terrible and shameful upbringing but it wasn’t his fault. Again, I understand. This book just had so much of everything that I couldn’t stop reading. I hope everything turns out well for all members of the titanium team....can’t wait for more.
Another fantastic story in the Titanium series, and one I have now reread numerous times, and honestly every time it gets better. This story is full of action and suspense. Not to mention a sweet and at times hot romance between Sean and Zahra and it's one I would happily recommend to to others. Especially anyone who loves a good military action/suspense series.
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ex-army-seal
3.5 - 4 stars. I am enjoying this series but it is still lacking a certain thrill/suspense factor. The characters, story line and the writing a great tho... I'll continue reading.
Diane Waddington
Loved it now reading Extinguished in this series
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great story in this series. Really enjoying these security guys and their women. On to the next one...
Nov 11, 2013 rated it liked it
This is book three in the Titanium Security series.

When reading a series, it’s hard to be as objective with each book in the series because no matter how hard I try not to, I’m comparing the books… I liked Burned better than Singed, but not as much as I liked Ignited.

The gist: This is Sean’s book. Sean and Zahra have been teamed up to break the encryptions on the terrorist forums and translate the conversations. The whole team is still hunting down the psycho Pakistani terrorist dude who is try
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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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“Want to feel you come,” she murmured. “Want you to mark me.” The answering growl he made sent a primal shiver through her. He nibbled at the side of her neck. “Say you’re mine.” She smiled at his possessiveness and arched her neck. “I’m yours. Make me yours.” “All mine,” he muttered, his arms locked tight around her and then he took her hard and fast.” 1 likes
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