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(Hostage Rescue Team #8)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  876 ratings  ·  63 reviews
She thought her past was behind her.

After nearly dying at the hands of a madman in New Orleans a year ago, Zoe Renard has worked hard to put that trauma behind her and move on. With her man at her side she’s focused on her writing career and building a future together. Things are almost perfect between them, until a series of shocking events turns her world upside down a
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published January 24th 2016 by Kaylea Cross Inc. (first published January 23rd 2016)
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Zoe Renard and FBI Special Agent Clay Bauer continue to be happy in their relationship, coming up on almost a year. She’s slowly putting the trauma of the events in New Orleans behind her but some troubling messages on her social media account are now causing her some worry. Clay gets the NSA involved and soon discover there’s plenty cause for concern.

I wasn’t expecting another story about Zoe & Clay but this turned out to be special on several levels. Those messages were definit
I liked this one, but it seemed to be missing something too. Part of that might be because the relationships were established and there wasn't a big conflict. I did feel bad with what Zoe was forced to do, but loved how she stood up to the police at the end.
4.5 I-LOVE-HRT stars.

We start off in the mind of evil - "Zoe had to die. Her heart beat faster as she typed out her latest message, this one the most blatant of all. Screw being subtle. She wanted Zoe to be scared when she read this one, wanted her to feel like something was coming. Because it was. And sooner than she realized."

AND it just keeps going from there!

If you liked Bauer and Zoe in Hunted, you have to read Wanted. Lots of action, good times with the HRT "ladies"
Books and Spoons
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Riveting tension and spellbinding action with fear palpable in the air. A story that left me once again completely hooked on Kaylea Cross's tales and the world of the HRT.
I thought the ready-made commitment and love couldn't hold the intensity to carry the book, I thought there couldn't be a conflict that monumental that could make the tale 'interesting'. I thought lots of things, and with this story, they were mostly wrong. Even though it took a moment to get the story rolling, it did bui
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We got to know Zoe and HRT member Clay in book 3 of this series entitled Hunted. In Wanted we get a brand new story centered around these two great characters.

It's been a year since Zoe was kidnapped and saved by Clay. Together they have made a life together which has only gotten better. But there's a dangerous threat lurking in the background, one that's closer than anyone suspects. The team has made enemies in the past, enemies that don't forgive or forget. Clay has sworn to keep Z
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Let me start by saying Cross is one of my favorite authors! I have honestly read ALL her books.

As always Cross has delivered an amazing book. Her character development and attention to detail is one of the things I love about her writing. Having read all her books I can say that each one is fresh and never feels like she is sticking to a script like some do. Her men are alpha and the women are strong and intelligent in their own right! Editing is always perfect - no having to read thru mistakes
Clay Bauer and Zoe Renard return in this short novella, where a new challenge threatens their happy, stable life in coupledom. Not my favourite pairing, but it was good to see the involvement of Tuck and Celida (whom I liked a lot more) as well as the potential outline of a loose thread - the introduction of the Valkyries - that wasn't tied up in one of the later HRT books. It's all's well that ends well (and perhaps too neatly, happily and unrealistically wrapped up) but hardcore fans of HRT an ...more
Kelly Mcclure
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just love those HRT guys!!!

So enjoyed hearing a little more about Zoe and clays story and very excited for the surprise at the end!!!! Thank you for listening!!!!!
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story!
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm now obviously in Romance Suspense mode... I enjoyed this book. I liked seeing the whole team and the group dynamics here. Ending is possibly setting us up for next book in series?
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute and pretty quick story about Clay and Zoe. I must admit that I love this couple. A couple that seems so opposite of each other yet so in love with each other.

Zoe has been receiving some threatening emails and after first dismissing them as an obsessed fan of her books, they take a dangerous turn. Only Clay's connections within the FBI aren't able to track down who's sending them. Then things turn even more dangerous as Zoe helps Celida pick out her wedding dress as she prepares
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have a special place for certain Heroes and Heroines and Zoe and Clay are firmly there. These two had a lot to work through to even get to the point where they became a couple. In this revisit, we see that the way to HEA can be very bumpy indeed.

Clay abd Zoe thought they had survived the very worst that fate could throw at them a year ago in New Orleans when a very nasty boyfriend objected to Zoe helping his girlfriend escape from him. Zoe and Clay move in together and live Happily
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've said it before and I'm saying it again, these books just keep getting better! This book isn't about a new couple but clay and Zoe's continued story along with all our other favorite characters, oh and there are big surprises in this book for us But all good so no worries. Kaylea Cross rocks at romantic suspense! Hea,no cliffhangers but remember with continuation of characters it's best to read in order.
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this follow up to Zoe and Bauer's story! Zoe has to deal with another stalker threat while dealing with some unexpected news. This could change her relationship with the man she loved. Bauer, loves Zoe but knows something else is definitely wrong. He knew she was getting threatening emails and tlhe knows it is time to investigate and take care of things. He would not fail her again. But then when she tells him some news his world is shaken.

This was excellent!
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW just WOW. This story is action packed, very suspenseful and full of romance. As well as a few surprises along the way. Zoe finds herself being stalked yet again. Clay has vowed to keep her safe. But who does the stalker really want? A side note: I loved when the guys let loose at the bachelor party. That's exactly how I would picture it with men like them.
S. R. Lewis
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another very enjoyable book in this series. The characters are wonderful, both the males and females. They are strong, loyal, smart, and have their own quirks. The story has great suspense, action, and romance. All around entertaining!!
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, read2017
I really like Zoe and Bauer... They are awesome... :) There was a bit less about the other guys... ;)
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved these two the first time I read their story and am delighted with this exciting glimpse into their life and love.
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: basicbitch
Clay and Zoe are still cute but I found this book kind of boring overall.
Sylvie Rochon
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I love Kaylea's stories! Always full of suspense, heat and laughter! The love between Clay and Zoe is awesome! Glad to see more of their story! Hope to see them again!
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What's not to love about Bauer and Zoe?? They're perfect for each other!
Tracey Warren
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So pleased a bit more Bauer and Zoe

Wow action packed, and a plot twist you'll definitely not be expecting, actually two, no wait three! Read it now you will not be disappointed.
4 Stars - Wanted is an adult romantic suspense thriller by Kaylea Cross and the 8th book in her Hostage Rescue Team series.

The eighth installment in the Hostage Rescue Team series revisits FBI Special Agent Clay Bauer and romantic horror novelist Zoe Renard, who's story was first told in Hunted. From within the walls of one of the most secure prisons in the country, the head of the most formidable drug cartel in the United States has offered a million dollars reward for a hit on one of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team members.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military-romance
Kaylea Cross – Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) Series “Wanted” – Book 8

Ms. Cross has delivered a great Installment to her HRT Series which gives us a second look at Clay Bauer and Zoe Renard. You may remember them from book 3 HUNTED, which was a hair rising life and death plot. Zoe is still a colorful Goth and after she quit as an attorney and started writing dark romance novels she is enjoying life more than she ever has. Zoe moved to Virginia quickly after the New Orleans incident where
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, Kaylea Cross did it again for me! What a story!

After her last story I was a little worried because something was off but Kaylea Cross has written a great story again.
I was surprised to see her going back to Bauer and Zoe but it was worth it.

They are that couple that at first sight doesn't make sense but once you get to know them you just fall in love with them.

What s bonus story for me to see Tuck and Lida getting married but as well as the rest of the
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've Got You, Always!!!

Zoe Renard former lawyer now independent writer and FBI Special Agent Clay Bauer of the elite HRT (Hostage Rescue Team) were madly in love.

Zoe thought her past was behind her but it didn't seem like someone have gotten the memo. Amanda (Carlos, antagonist in book 3 former lover) wanted Zoe dead, sure she wasn't the intended target but nonetheless Amanda set her plan into action to capture the prey(s).

Despite the danger looming, Zoe and Bauer got some unexpecte
Wendy Hodges
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
exciting, powerful story full of action, angst and love. I read this in 2 sittings, I did not want to put it down. I was often on the edge of my seat, not just when guns were going off but on the emotional side as well. the worry, love and uncertainty that the 2 main characters have for what is being thrown at them. you also get some of the nerd side of things, computer jargon though I understand the basics, when it comes to the more in depth stuff well leave it to the experts. but that takes no ...more
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow........This one was really action packed! Why would anyone want to go after sweet, strange Zoe is beyond me... I say strange because of her attire, Her character is of a strong , defiant and loving woman. Although, she's a bit of a punk when it comes to actually getting to the heart of a problem. But only with Clay..... I love the sisterhood she has with Celida and I'm so happy for her impending future...thank you for giving us more Zoe and Bauer........oh and I'm ecstatic for Tuck and Celid ...more
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, rom-susp
Did someone mention tux-porn?

I LOVED everything about Wanted and could gobble it up again and again. As with all the books in the HRT series, Wanted kept my heart pounding well after I finished the last page. And the surprise at the end... YIKES! I'm doing a happy dance waiting for Betrayed, the next HRT book. And YEAH!, Alex Rycroft made a cameo appearance. I can't get enough of that guy, I swoon
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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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Hostage Rescue Team (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • Targeted  (Hostage Rescue Team #2)
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  • Disavowed (Hostage Rescue Team #4)
  • Avenged (Hostage Rescue Team #5)
  • Exposed (Hostage Rescue Team #6)
  • Seized (Hostage Rescue Team #7)
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