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The Assignment

(Hero: Special Forces Romance #1)

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Special Forces soldier, Haze Welch, is military born and raised. Serving the country is what the Welch men do, and all Haze has ever wanted.
But during a 18-month tour overseas, his world shatters in an instant. Haze gets injured and is not able to return to active duty.
Unable to face the thought of spending the rest of his life behind a desk, he accepts a job offer as a
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Published November 14th 2015 by Belmonte Publishing, LLC
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Special Forces soldier, Haze Welch, is military born and raised. Serving the country is what the Welch men do, and all Haze has ever wanted.
But during a 18-month tour overseas, his world shatters in an instant. Haze gets injured and is not able to return to active duty.
Unable to face the thought of spending the rest of his life behind a desk, he accepts a job offer as a personal bodyguard in Los Angeles for the flighty heiress Leighton Ma
Stefanie Miller
Apr 07, 2016 rated it did not like it

I almost NEVER leave reviews on bad books, seeing as they aren't really worth the time spent writing one. Well this, I HAD to. I don't want anyone else to be suckered into reading this book, if you can even call it that.

The main character, Leighton, ugh, please if I never have to read a book with suck a snotty spoiled self entitled slutty character again, I would be one happy person. All she did was have sex, get drunk, do drugs, allow her on-again / off-again boyfriend to cheat on her,
Indie Editor Nancy
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book "Hero" by M.S. Parker. Haze is a special forces Sargeant on leave when he first meets the spoiled rich girl Leighton. She needed saving and her jerk of a boyfriend was no where to be found. Years later, fate brings them together after Haze saves her brother during an attack overseas. Haze has serious injuries which take him away his job and his life as he knew it.

""He came out of nowhere like a tank...The guerrilla who shot me, guy took him out with one shot. Lifted me like a d
Kendra Needs
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just when you think MS Parker's books cannot get any hotter she gives us Hero, just the cover alone is drool worthy, and once you dive into the story Haze will capture your heart and longings.

Haze has to be one of my favorites of MS Parker, I mean after all he is a man in uniform and who can resist that.

Leighton is a rich, privillage girl who has it all and wants to rid herself of the strings her grandfather has her on.

Leighton and Haze share one night of amazing, off the charts sex, only for h
Carrie Renteria
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is incredible M.S. Parker has honestly blown me away with this one. I was captivated right from the beginning and unable to put it down.

Hero had me glued to my e-reader the entire time. Leighton and Haze are two amazing characters that are incredibly complex with incredible chemistry. Leighton is definitely trying to fight her attraction to Haze but honestly it's a losing battle. Leighton initially meets our Hero when she gets injured at a party and he saves her for the first time. These t
Gill Selling
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The story starts with Leighton. A rich spoilt girl. She has lost both her parents a year before. whilst partying with her best friend Paris. She gets knocked into the pool by her boyfriend Ricky. I don't like him at all. She gets rescued by the gorgeous Haze.
they spend one fantastic night of passion together. In the morning Haze has gone!

Fast forward four years Leighton's brother is injured in the line of duty. Only to be saved by the one and only Haze.

Leighton's grandfather is so grateful he p
Patti Correa
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
M.S Parker does it yet again! She never fails to amaze with yet another HOT series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is the military based romance for Parker and she is right on.

When a one night hook up turns into an extended babysitting/body guard job for Blaze, he is more determined than ever to get back to active duty. His battlefield injury is what is holding him back. When he heroically saved a new recruit and nearly died at the same time, little did he know how dramatically
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I would love to see/be inside M.S. Parker's brain to watch her creativity grow with each book.......she comes up with the most AMAZING stories!!! LOL

Haze - gorgeous military guy that gets hurt and sent home. He has a sometimes severe case of vertigo which will prevent him from returning to the military. He accepts a position to be a body guard with the hope that it'll prove he's okay and can eventually return to his career.

Leighton - rich girl who likes to be the party girl much to her grandfath
Courtney Duncan
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Hot damn!!! Haze is this hot army special force that will blow your socks or panties off!!!

He is your dream guy!! Want a MAN in uniform, this would be the perfect guy.

Leighton is this rich girl that lost her parents in a horrible accident and all she seems to be wanting and needing is someone to show they do love her and won't leave her. Haze would have been that guy til he left her after she feel in the pool and was suppose to look after her.

I could see where he was coming from. On leave and sa
Veronica LaRoche
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. The minute Haze saved Leighton I knew they had something special. With having to watch her to see if she had a concussion, Haze brought her back to his place since her no good sometimes boyfriend fled. Leighton wanted Haze and passion ignited only to have Haze leaving her without saying goodbye. With Haze being a special forces soldier he left Leighton and they haven't seen each other in 3 1/2 yrs and both play it off like that night meant nothing. Haze wanting to q ...more
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
All Leighton's money can't fill the hole in her heart that was created when her parents died. All she has left are a brother and grandfather. Leighton tries to keep her mind busy with LA parties, booze, drugs and shopping. She has a boyfriend who uses her and makes her feel worthless. When she almost drowns, it's a stranger who saves her and watches over her until he until he is sure she is safe. Four years later, in a twist of fate, their paths cross again. Which girl will Haze meet? The party ...more
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Leighton has it all. Everything but her grandfather's respect; or so she thinks. This millionaire of a grandfather decides it's time to give her a bodyguard. One who saved her brother's life in the line of duty.

Hot, ex-special forces and a memory to Leighton from years ago, Haze is determined to be professional. Can he keep her safe? Will they pretend their night of passion didn't rate? Will she cut him any slack? Will Haze come clean? Will her grandfather figure it out? MS Parker's Hero: The A
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing

All Haze has ever wanted to do was to serve his country. That is exactly what he was doing until he was hurt on duty, then his world was turned upside down. At the same time Leighton was partying it up, not caring about what the next day holds just living in the moment. Her grandfather knew she needed to change her ways and as a result hired a bodyguard for her. Can Haze learn to live again as a civilian and will Leighton see that there is more to life than partying and drugs? This is a great fi
She Hearts Books
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
When Haze meets Leighton she is a spoiled brat. Seriously. Later when they reconnect she has been dealing with a cheater richie boyfriend for way too long and is partying her tail off to forget it. Trying not to care about anything. She and Haze had shared a night together after he saves her ages ago and now she doesn't know what to think of him. They are both fighting what they feel for each other. Then there's that whole twisty cliffhanger at the end. I can't wait to see what happens next.

I gi
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it

So starting the story I was in the MS Parker zone. Had her signature style of writing. I fell in love with with Leighton. I fell in lust with Haze. Together their spark was amazing. (On a separate side note, I'd love to see a novela or stand alone about Leighton's brother, Ian).

The cliffhanger? OMG!!! The last 20% of the story is amazing!!! Things get gooooood!!
Sherri Romero
Dec 02, 2015 rated it did not like it

I slogged through this moronic book, only to get to the end and realize this continues in another book. My life is too short to read about a trashy, self-absorbed, too rich girl, who has no purpose in life. I already live in LA, I don't need more exposure to "stardom".
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Haze has known he would be military all the men in his family are. He is Special Forces and on an 18 month tour when he is injured saving another soldiers life. Due to his injuries he is not able to return to active duty. Knowing he won't be content riding a desk he takes a job in LA as a bodyguard for Leighton, hired by her Grandfather. Until they come face to face neither realize they have met once before. Haze is going to use the job to prove he is healed and can return to duty. Leighton sets ...more
Rhonda Hicks
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the way the beginning of the book gives the backstory of the soldiers and how their everyday lives at the time started a connection for the future they couldn't possibly know would come full circle. Not only that, it also shows the emotional play of a vet who doesn't want to be "put out to pasture" but only do what they consider to be their patriotic duty. Leighton and Haze are so wonderfully matched in the way this story builds... by all appearances, irresponsible party girl vs straight ...more
Julie Peck
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Self Indulgence at its best

One of the worst books i have ever read. A lot of shallow characters that use sex and drugs to get by. Ricky is a jerk, Paris is jealous, Leighton is lost and Hayes is damaged. Not much depth to the charts and as slow as molasses to get to point. I bet either Ricky or Paris is behind the kidnapping in Book 3. Money talks. Maybe Leighton will have her life kind of figured out and her legs a little less open for business.
susan moore
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book I have read nearly all M S Parkers books but this one just got to me. Haze saves her from drowning then leaves her, several years later the special forces soldier saves a man while on duty which just happened to be the girls brother. He accepted a job as a bodyguard for the soldiers sister who was the same girl. It was very intriguing who was threatening her life never thinking it was who it was.
Liz Porter
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good story

I enjoy a good story. I don't like characters that are supposed to be grown but act like children. The hero and heroine are suppose to have this deep connection but act like kids instead of adults
Lynn Mullan
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another good read
Dec 25, 2017 rated it did not like it

I dis!like a book that leaves you hanging and you have to buy the next one to know the ending. In this case you have to buy two more.
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this author’s books, she is one of my favourite authors.

I loved this book from start to finish.

I love the characters and the story.
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my is all i can say!! I would love a Haze to follow me around.. He is just the sexiest thing!! I am in love and thanking my stars there are 3 books in the series out already!!!
Jean Smith
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
The one that slipped out the door...

Hero is a pretty good read but if you’re looking for completion and an HEA it may not be your cup of tea. Hero is a serial read. The Assignment is the first installment. In it you meet special forces Sergeant Cormac “Haze” Welch. Haze is definitely hero material all the way. First he’s fishing an injured and drowning Leighton from the pool at a party and four years later he’s saving her brother’s life in a firefight. When Haze is told he won’t be able to retur
Books Laid Bare
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Looking for a hero?
Well you just might have found one, because MS Parker dishes up a master class in how to make your reader drool!
Haze may be a military man but that is not what stole my heart – it was him, the man himself in all his glory – he was an exquisite torture.
One night that was all he had with a sexy little thing he had hauled from the pool at a party, saving her spoilt ass in the process but bailing out of town the following morning without a backwards glance was what Haze did and h
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
M.S. Parker has done another great job with another series that will keep you sucked in waiting to see what will happen. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next in Leighton's crazy life and if Haze and Leighton will figure out what they are feeling for each other.

Leighton has been with her boyfriend on and off for years. He is constantly cheating on her but she doesn't care too much because he is one of the only ones who always comes back. Four years ago she met Haze and had an amazing nig
Atlanta Whitlock
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
As always I looked forward to reading anything by M.S. Parker as she has such a way with words, however I felt that at the beginning it was a little hard to get into, but that soon changed and I found myself not wanting to put this book down. The whole atmosphere between both Haze and Leighton was honestly incredible, the way that they both carried themselves was just shockingly amazing. I understand that Leighton lost her parents when she was only 17 but I understand that due to her family bein ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 Stars!

I love this author. Ever since I stumbled upon one of her naughty serial series, I have become addicted. Each time she has a new release, I am first in line to grab and review. Her books are crazy hot, sexy, intense, and always full of suspense. This is the first book in a series so be warned... it does end of cliffhanger. Typical of this author, she pulls out all the stops in her new military romance.

This book was really good. Full of intensity, suspense, and passion, this author take
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