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(Bad Boys of X-Ops #1)

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Spinning off from the two #1 bestselling Amazon series—Carolina Bad Boys and Bad Boys of Retribution MC, headliners in Erotica Humor, Thrillers, and Suspense—come more deliciously dangerous, scandalously sexy stories, a whole new level of hotness starting with Walker.

Explosives are Walker’s specialty, but he’s never handled anything as combustible as his enemy, Jade Huntin
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 303 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by Rie Warren
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
This is my favorite kind of book. Suspense Thriller Romance offering sexy badass men and badass women. What more could you want in a book?

Yes! This book is super hot. Sexual tension is off the charts. Loads of sexy, steamy passion and hot sex. Plus loads of military action to spice up the read too. Yummmm

Definitely grabbing more in this series!!
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: jd-read
2 Stars, 3 Flames
Throw two assassins together who have always been at each other’s throats and tried to ruin the others ops; and what do you get? A sexually tense and full-on battle between the two along with all the agencies gunning for them.
I might be in the minority here but I did not find this book to be all that satisfying. The synopsis promises a haters-to-lovers romance pushed to the extreme, dark ops missions, and whole boatload of badassery. The enemies to lovers was pretty spot on as t
Jennifer Hines
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Rie definitely knows how to write bad boys!

I started with Carolina Bad Boys, moved onto Bad Boys of Retribution MC, and now Rie has outdone herself again with Bad Boys of X-Ops. I love how the characters I've come to love in previous books always make little appearances here and there.

Walker is one badass who likes to makes things go boom. He's an explosives expert, which is what lands him front and center on h
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Is there anything better than a hot-ass bad boy soldier with a good soul? Perfection!!

In a world where his job doesn't exist, blacker than black ops explosives expert Walker happily stays in his no-attachments, emotionless bubble…until he tangles with his adversary, British special ops phenom Jade Huntington. The two of them are on the run with a middle eastern princess, with agents from a dozen countries trying to track them down. Something smells rotten to Walker, and he's determined to get t
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Walker (Bad Boys of X-Ops #1)
Rie Warren
4 stars

I loved Carolina Bad Boys and Bad Boys of Retribution MC so I dove into this one with guns blazing. I did love the fact that we see cameos from previous books but it was a hard read for me in terms of really getting into the book. I loved Walker but I think the plot was a little too much for me.

Walker goes in, gets things done and blows things up. He is a bad bad man in a good way. However this assignment has him on edge. Something is wrong. He feel
Book Buddies
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nothing like an international terrorist incident, being on the run, living in close quarters with someone you've always considered to be your adversary, with whom you share mutual hatred, to be the basis for a passion-filled, fast-paced adventure. Enter guns and knives Walker and just as deadly Jade...these two were all kinds of wrong, but oh, so right for each other.

Rie Warren's first book in the X-Ops series has everything you could possibly want in romantic suspense series...Walker and Jade
Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Walker is apart of a group Operation T-Zone, it's not special or black op they are much darker than that. He has a great group of bad ass guys around him. Walker is their Infiltrator.
Rie knows how to write bad boys and she also know how to write strong female character. Jade is an assassin kick ass, smart mouth and strong will.
Walker and Jade have a love hate relationship but they are sexually attracted to each other even though they don't want to be.
The bickering, the bantering, sexually frustr
Renee Entress
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, suspense, twists & turns, passion, sexual tension, explosive action, and heartbreak.

This is Jade and Walker’s story. Forced to work together but on opposed sides will have an explosive outcome. Walker kidnaps Jade and the person she is supposed to protect. Loads of action packed explosive passion. Even in the most desperate moments a little humor goes a long way. Can these two protect each other from all the fighting going on aro
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another riveting story from Rie Warren that had me glued to the pages. She starts you off laughing while clutching tight to your tablet in anticipation, then leads you to holding your breath in hopes they can get away only to heat things up between the sheets. Then she melts your heart and brings you to tears before she wraps you with yet another blanket of fear and anger and brings it all together to end it brilliantly. The X-Ops cast will burrow their way into your hearts and never leave, but ...more
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rie-warren
Explosives are Walker’s specialty, but he’s never handled anything as combustible as his enemy, Jade Huntington.

Lots of fear, panic, terror even, love and hate in this book. And above all lots of fun!
Walker is action-packed, flawlessly written, full of twists and turns, and thick suspense.

The story of Walker, gorgeous native American, and his buddies, all X-Ops alpha men, against a Grade A douche material, a slimy motherfucker blaming his ongoing shady terrorist activities on his wife…

I really
Ty McGuiness
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has a lot of first for me, first from the author, (although that handler-Mr. X that they mentioned towards the last chapters of the book was eerily familiar), first Native American hero and definitely the first of the many books that I’ll read from the author and the series.

The first few chapters where a bit difficult for me because of the acronyms, some slang and some of the other words used but after the initial difficulty and some getting used to the story just kinda flows to you.
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, action
I stumbled onto the series by actually downloading book 3, which was for free at the time, I liked that book and decided to get this book to see how it all got started. I pretty quickly realized that there is a pattern as to how the books unfold, the main characters hate/love each other, want to have sex, think about sex, talk about sex and then have long make out sessions while on the run. The whole X-Ops is very secondary and you only get a superficial look at it. The same held true for book 3 ...more
Karen Bullock
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Desperate Warrior

I have given this story 5 stars because it was as explosive in action, drama & military precision as anything I have ever read. Outstanding adventure, military jargon/lingo & the jokes & bantering back & forth between the characters was very realistic, like watching a movie.
Loved the comparisons to the James Bond movie titles.
This was an excellent romantic suspense with danger, violence, political views, smoking hot soldiers; but not for the faint of heart.
Tina Wallace
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreakingly beautiful

Walker is an enigma all on his own. Real bad*ss with what he does. His back story was heartbreaking but his rebirth to a man that can love again was heartwarming. Jade is his equal in all things dangerous and bloody. The two of them a match made in heaven. Until an op goes bad and Walker saves Jade and the target. It’s a crazy ride until the end
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great romance between Jade and Walker. They had really aggressive chemistry with each other which made for some hot fun. I enjoyed the background stories on both characters. There was alot of humor among Walker's team which was entertaining. ...more
Lorraine Berry
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Didn’t finish - got to 15% and didn’t like the writing style - just didn’t flow for me at all
Mollien Fote Osterman
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Walker
Author: Rie Warren
Series: Bad Boys of X-Ops Book 1
Publisher: Rie Warren
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Genre(s): Military Romance
Page Count: 296 pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Spinning off from the two #1 bestselling Amazon series—Carolina Bad Boys and Bad Boys of Retribution MC, headliners in Erotica Humor, Thrillers, and Suspense—come more deliciously dangerous, scandalously sexy stories, a whole new level of hotness starting with Wal
FMR Book Grind
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it

Rie Warren shot right to the top of my favorite author list with her Carolina Bad Boys series and her Bad Boys of Retribution series too. So it was with great excitement and anticipation that I began this newest series from this amazing author.
This promises to be another great source of laughs and sweet sexy, sexy times-along with plenty of nail biting action.
Walker intrigued me when he first appeared in one of this author's earlier books. Didn't get much from him because he w
Angela Goodrich
As much as I love Warren's writing, it took me a while to get into Walker. Not because of the writing or the characters, but rather because I haven't been in the mood for a military romance. Despite the fact that Walker has never been in the military or that the “crew” isn't military based, they're ultimately a special ops team and that gives the book a military romance feel. With that said, Warren's writing and the cast of characters she has created for this series eventually pulled me in (once ...more
World Building: This novel takes place all over the world! There is a brief pit stop in Mt. Pleasant, but the majority of the story took place in Beirut, South Dakota and towards the end in Wyoming.
Characters: The main characters in this story are Walker and Jade. Walker is running. He’s been running for the last 5 years and he doesn’t have any plans to stop until Jade busts into his life, and screws up his mission, yet again. All he wants to do whenever he sees Jade is to strangle her but at t
Melissa Mendoza
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Author:Rie Warren
Series:Bad Boys of X-Ops, Book #1
Publisher:Rie Warren
Release Date:April 5, 2016
Genre(s):Romantic Suspense
Page Count:303
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Goddammit. All I want to do is blow shit up. Is that too much to ask? But, no. What I get is mission frigging impossible in the middle of a Beirut hotbed. I’m the renegade of Operation T-Zone, but this time I swear I’m gonna do things by the book. That is, until Jade
Lustful Literature
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it

**Josie's Review 4.5 STARS**

Ok, first let’s take a moment a praise the creator of that magnificent cover, ok – ok I mean the model!!! Who wouldn’t want to click on a cover as hot as that? I am huge fan of Rie Warren. I really love her unique writing style. She has this uncanny ability to suck me into her stories where I fall in love with her characters. Walker was more than I bargained for. The book itself is filled with humor, excitement, thrills, chills, a hot alpha male, a sassy and feisty fe
Jeannie Zelos
May 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Walker, (Bad Boys of X-Ops 1), Rie Warren 

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  romance 

I enjoyed reading some of Rie’s Carolina novels, and was looking forward to this. I’ve decided though that in general the Military/Black ops type reads aren’t for me. I get kind of lost in all the talk about guns, explosives, and machinations of missions and rescues. Some people adore them – that's great of course, but for me they’re not really a genre that works. I’ve only read a few, and of course y
Stefanie Kral
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
✯✯4 Walker Sized Hearts!!!✯✯

I love opening up a Rie Warren book on my kindle. Walker was no different. I read all of Rie's Carolina Bad Boys and Retribution MC series.

If you've read the Retribution MC series you already know Walker likes to blow things up. Walker is darker black ops team. It's so special if they get caught they will go to jail bc the government will never admit this stuff is going on. Walker is sent on a new mission. A mission he's not looking forward too. And, that's
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a sexy, exciting special ops adventure-romance. The first book in the series belongs to Walker, a native American demolitions expert and Jade, an assassin for British intelligence. The chemistry between the two is hot, the action is fast paced and this first book introduced an enjoyable, if not completely original, team of badass operatives charged with saving the world with their unique skill sets.

This is a first-person narrative told from Walker’s POV. It initially took me time to eng
Renee W. Tyler,  Battery Operated Book Blog
So here are a few questions to ponder before I get into the meat and potatoes of the review.
1. Do you believe in second chances? 2. Do you think that two people who are supposed enemies focused on the same target can find common ground? 3. Can two people who are from completely different backgrounds, with completely different outlooks find a connection? These are a few thoughts to take in as you get ready to start reading my review and the book.

This story is definitely full of explosive content.
3.5 Stars

A fast paced, humorous, highly erotic, action packed read!

What do you get when you put a bad ass explosives specialist with a deadly British assassin...I'll tell you what you get, you get a whole lot of "boom boom"

"Goddammit. All I want to do is blow shit up. Is that too much to ask? But, no. What I get is mission frigging impossible in the middle of a Beirut hotbed. I’m the renegade of Operation T-Zone, but this time I swear I’m gonna do things by the book. That is, until Jade H
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
I am looking forward to another great series from Rie !! I have to admit it took me a little bit to get into , mostly because of the mission and all the back and forth- I am easily confused LOL !! BUT once the sexual tension between Jade and Walker made itself known I was all in !! This was a suspenseful read and I was on the edge of my seat. I am still wondering who gave up their info each time and how that may play into the series ?? Maybe it won't but this is what these books do to me !! I am ...more
I adore Rie Warren! I started out reading Carolina Bad Boys and then I read Bad Boys of Retribution MC. I hoped and waited for Walker to get his own story and I am so please that now not only he but a few others are getting stories with the Bad Boys of X-Ops! If you haven't read any of the aforementioned series let me give you a little background on Walker. He loves to make things go BOOM and has a natural talent for it. Even if it's his friend's truck. He is an explosives expert with an elite t ...more
Walker is another great read from Rie Warren. This book kicks off her new series, Bad Boys of X-ops, and what an awesome, action packed beginning. Rie Warren is one of my go-to authors. I don't necessarily need to read the synopsis of her books to know that I'm going to like it. Each book is witty, energetic, and just plain entertaining. Add in strong female characters, alpha males, and a great storyline, and there is no way you can go wrong with this author.
Like I said, she delivered (as always
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