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(Moonshine Task Force #3)

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When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a lifetime…

Holden “Havoc” Thompson

My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit.

The control I have over myself is an iron fist t
Kindle Edition, 207 pages
Published August 18th 2017 by Laramie Briscoe Books
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Havoc is the third book in Laramie Briscoe's Moonshine Task Force series and follows team leader, Holden aka Havoc. Holden's protective instincts were always on high alert when he was around Leighton Strather, the most notorious moonshiner's daughter, so he did what he needed to in order to protect her. He married her. A relationship between a cop and the daughter of a criminal may not sound like a good one, but this couple proves that it's actually the best one.
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
I haven't read this series in order but I'm glad I decided to start with this one.. I liked it a lot.
Hero was amazing and surprisingly I liked the heroine too.
Now I'll go and read the first ones. 😀

I can't wait to read about Ace and Menace.. It was mentioned that Menace has been celibate for a long time since his kid was 4 years old and his kid is already 15 so here's hoping it's true.. 🙏🏼


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Alex ♈
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: safe, hero-i-liked
3.5 stars

After Trick Laramie Briscoe became my must-read author.

I enjoy this series so far, but this one was unfortunately not my favorite.

Likable MCs. Honorable hero. Sweet heroine. But the waiting... They were 1 year together + 7 months married and didn't consume marriage; & the hero pushed her emotionally away? I guess I got the reason why, but it wasn't enough.
As if they lost the precious time 🙁

Looking forward to the next books!
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I like this a lot. Reminds me a bit of Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick Regret with a mix of Lady Luck.
Ann Lou
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
3 - 3.5 stars??? (confuse me)

It all started as a marriage of convenience but does it have a real shot at love?

Honestly, it was good to see Havoc and Leighton fall in love. He married her to protect her from her own family. The gradual realization that they are falling for each other is believable. It took months for them to "do the deed". Along the way, Leighton also grew as a woman. She was accepted in the MTF circle of friends and became a close friend of Caleb (Menace's son). Havoc also learn
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

I have been waiting on this book! I was sucked in the moment the last book ended and I saw the interaction between Havoc and Leighton. I needed their story! This is the 3rd book in the series but can easily be read as a stand alone.

Holden "Havoc" Thompson is the epitome of a good man. He leads his team on the Task Force with honesty and respect. He rescues Leighton from an impossible situation. Even marries her to keep her demons at bay. Had he has the will power of a saint while bidin
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ✨✨✨✨

I was super excited to finally be able to read Havocs story. He's the perfect mix of alpha and loyal and even though his marriage to Leighton is a marriage of convenience to keep her safe it proves to be much harder then they both anticipated.

Havoc and Leighton both have had things in there past that they left them with major scars. I loved when they were finally able to move passed the past and see the future that they both fought it tooth and nail to try to avoid but, they couldn't den
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In Tank the second book in author Laramie Briscoe’s Moonshine Taskforce, she left us with a pretty good idea of what was going to happen in book three and Havoc was the perfect blend of sweet and sexy. A marriage of protection, I can’t call it convenience, has two people living like roommates and hiding their ever growing feelings for one another until the heat between them explodes. I loved the slow burn in this story, the bond between these two special people, and the love they finally allowed
Laramie Briscoe
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! I wish I could rate this book more than 5 stars! Laramie out did herself with this one. Havoc is by far my favorite book she's ever written. I immediately fell in love with this story, and could not put it down. I love Holden and Leightons so much, both characters are perfect for each other. A lot of the books I've read I've felt a stronger connection to one character more than the other, but in this one I connected with them both.
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4 Stars

Havoc is the 3rd book of the Moonshine Task Force, and the best one yet! The relationship between Havoc & Leighton has been teased since the beginning, with the huge reveal in the last book that they were getting married seemingly out of the blue. In Havoc, we find out that their marriage is actually a "marriage of convenience" so that Holden can protect Leighton from her violent outlaw father.

The sexual tension between these two is great, and while their marriage looks normal from the ou
Cheryl O'Harney
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*This book was reviewed for Summer's Eve Reads*

Title: Havoc (Moonshine Task Force series #3)
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4/5

This is the third book in the Moonshine Task Force series and it's another thoroughly enjoyable read by Laramie Briscoe.

An ardent love story filled with sexual tension and full of drama but written in a believable way no over the top nonsense. The two main protagonists Holden and Leighton are in a marriage of convenience but there's so much mor
Heather andrews
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Havoc is one territorial man, "there are men watching her from every corner of this bar - some from the sidelines, some looking like they're about to make their move. "Eff this," I grab my beer and drain it, as I stand up and walk over to what's effing mine." Holden just can't hold his feelings in at times, “you’ve got me there, baby. I’m losing complete effing control when it comes to you,” I growl out between gritted teeth." Sometimes a woman just needs to hear that she did right by her man, “ ...more
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I loved it. This book was about Leighton and Holden 'Havoc'. We met Leighton's family in the previous books, they are moonshiners and Leighton is their daughter. But she never really felt part of their family. She was the one who did the family's books and she met Havoc when he came to speak to her father and grandfather. Leighton was in the process of trying to get away from her family when her father found out she was stealing from his money, and was n
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Havoc
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Moonshine Task Force #3)
Rating: ★★★★★



I really need this series, these guys and their ladies loves, to go on forever.

I seriously can’t get enough.

First, we had Renegade and he just, God, he made me swoon in every wonderful way imaginable. Then came Tank and while I had issues with that story that kept it from being quite like it was with Renegade (little reader things), I still absolutel
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a lifetime…..
Havoc by Laramie Briscoe is the third installment in the Moonshine Task Force Series. Every book can easily be read as a standalone, but I recommend to read the books in order. The other books in the series are Renegade and Tank.
Havoc picks up where Tank ends.Tank was severely injured by a member of the Strather family. Leighton Strather is the daughter of the Moonshine Task Force´s enemy number one. She´s in danger and to pro
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Havoc is the third book in the Moonshine Task Force Series and every bit as exciting and enthralling
as the previous two. An easy flow, deep and endearing characters, action, and some serious steam, all made this one impossible to put down.

Pushed together through unlikely and difficult circumstances, Leighton and Holden just seem to fit. Holden's immediate need to protect her was so sweet and selfless. Their connection was strong and something even they didn't fully understand. I was so caught u
Sherri Babb
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW !! I loved Renegade and Whitney's story. I loved Trevor and Blaze's story. I have to say Holden and Leighton's story just took this series to a whole new level. I am having a hard time finding the right words to describe what an incredible book this was. There was so much heat, so much passion but it was also sweet and such an amazing love story. Holden loved Leighton but was so afraid to let that love show. He hid it behind his walls. Leighton was so in love with Holden but so afraid that o ...more
Havoc is the third book in the Moonshine Task Force (MTF) series and it just keeps getting better. This book has the older man younger woman trope with a little hint of forbidden love written in, as Holden is the leader of MTF and Leighton is the daughter of the most wanted moonshiner in the state.

Leighton grew up the only daughter in a family with a moonshine legacy. Their family of all males are abusive, cold, ruthless and only have one thing that’s important to them and that’s the moonshine a
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
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3.5 Stars

I am back and forth on this one. Did I like it? Yes. Did I think the past books were, maybe, a little more of a focus in this one than they were in the others? A little, yes.

Havoc and Leighton are, and aren't, a marriage of convenience. there is an attraction between them, and they are both curious where the relationship will take them, but they both seem reluctant to move to the next step with their marriage. Leighton is worried that th
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I began the slow slide into love with Holden "Havoc" Thompson in Tank, but that slow fall turned into a fast tumble from page one of this book. Watching as he helped Leighton to blossom, gently helping her to find herself and her own identity away from the shadow of her family's name, brought me so much happiness.

"Love is love, and you can try to cut it every other way, but it is what it is."

I absolutely adored the slow burn between the two, but my goodness was I ecstatic when they finally gave
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've wanted havoc aka Holden since the beginning. He was the older wiser boss man and I couldn't wait for this story. He was still all those things, but also a loving tattooed HUSBAND! That isn't a spoiler as anyone reading this should've read book one then two then this and you'll know. I hope the wait for ace isn't too long... I really want menace too!!
Mandie Foxylutely
This is the third book in the Moonshine Task Force series and although each can be read as a standalone, I would advise to read the series in order.

Holden Thompson aka Havoc is the task force leader and a cop. His life up to now has been centred on his work and his friends, with little time for any relationships with women. That is until Leighton Strather comes into his life and he feels an overwhelming need to protect her. Especially from the threat from her father, the biggest moonshiner in th
Michelle Austin

Havoc was a great 5 star read.

Leighton is out with friends and she takes a date that she has to kiss the first man that walks through the door. Holden is pleasantly surprised when Leighton plants a heck of a kiss on him.
She catches him by surprise but he thoroughly enjoyed it.

“I can’t do this,” I whisper. “You already did,” he reminds me. “But if you have to run, know at some point I’ll chase you. Kisses like this don’t happen every day.

We than jump ahe
Kathy Wideman
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the series and they should be read in order. Havoc is the leader of the moonshine task force and he lives and breathes his work. His past has lead him to lead a life of work and nothing else really. What he wants is to live again. Leighton is the moonshine princess. She wants nothing more than to leave the kind of life her family leads. She hates the things they do and she doesn’t want the money. That’s why she asks Havoc to marry her. I love this series and this book w ...more
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sexual tension and passion…

This is an engaging marriage of convenience romance …..…I loved the premise of this story, although perhaps a little unlikely….Holden AKA Havoc is the boss of the Moonshine Taskforce he is a man who hides his inner demons by keeping totally in control until Leighton enters his world in need of protection ….

Holden and Leighton narrate the story…They are both strong characters and well matched but frustratingly at times there is a lot of reluctance on both sides to ackno
Shasta Hope
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I Voluntarily Reviewed an Avanced Reader Copy of this book!

This book was far by my favorite of the Moonshine Taskforce series. I enjoyed all of them but this one was far beyond my readers love. Leighton and Holden captured my heart. They were both afraid to make the ultimate commitment beyond marriage and in the end, fate had its way of shutting them the eff up and proving to them that not everything is really up to them. Love and fate play dirty games when it comes to the heart and this book di
Renee Entress
4.5 Stars

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, and heartbreak.

Before reading this story please read the below books first
Renegade (Moonshine Task Force #1)
Tank (Moonshine Task Force #2)

This is Leighton and Holden’s story. Leighton needs help and she asks Holden for a marriage of convenience. He agrees but neither of them expected to want this marriage to be forever. If was only a convenience but what happens when they start wanting forever? For someone who was never lo
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Laramie Briscoe has not let me down with this series.

I loved Tank, and Renegade and Havoc is there too.

Holden and Leighton are put in a spot when he sees she has been abused by her dad, she is having a hard time getting away from her family and their moonshine business.

These two get married to help her , and neither one realize just how much they want this marriage to be real, she has loved him for a long time but is willing to wait and when she helps put her father behind bars for selling bad s
Crystal Wilke
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Havoc is the third book in the Moonshine Task Force and could probably be read as a standalone but where's the fun in that. Havoc is my favorite so far in the Moonshine Task Force. This series is amazing. Each story in this series holds it own and has a real meaning to them. The chemistry between Havoc and Leigh is hot. I love alpha Havoc! This series just keeps getting better and the emotional rollercoaster ride is worth it. I couldn't put this book down. You won't be disappointed with this ser ...more
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Laramie Briscoe is the USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of over 30 books.

When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on Netflix.

Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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