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Recovering Ivy

(The Red Team #4)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  773 ratings  ·  84 reviews
We met in a bar.

The sex was phenomenal.

Then I walked away.

That’s where our story should’ve ended.

But he found me. Now he knows my real name, my secrets, and all the details of my sordid past.

I’m out for revenge and no one will stop me; not even the pragmatic Zane Lewis. If he thinks he can silence me with the promise of more mind-bending sex, he’s wrong.

Ivy Mat
Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published August 21st 2018 (first published August 15th 2018)
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May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow! This is a sexy book. Really sexy. I love Susan Stoker books, eventhough I only read one before this spin off. Miss Edwards done this book justice.

I do love the author who can maintain the character toward the end. And Miss Edwards just nail it. The banter is hilarious and commanding at thr same time. I love Zane. He is bossy and demanding. Hot as sin too. Ivy is sassy and smart mouth. Together they exploded.

The plot is standard. And yet I found myseld entertain the whole through.
I am loo
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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RECOVERING IVY (Special Forces: Operation Alpha Series)(Red Team Book 4) by Riley Edwards is a romantic suspense with an off the charts hot and sexy military ALPHA (in all ways!) and a heroine who is living with secrets from her past that she refuses to let destroy her and her quest for justice for her sister. This book is the fourth book in this series, but can be easily read as a standalone. Believe me though, I will be going bac
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it

Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KindleFriendsForever

Wow, what I can say about this book except for its raining men, hot alphas galore! Frivolities aside, reading the note from the author at the beginning of the book helps you understand a lot about the main characters that are created in this story. Although this is a crossover involving some people “borrowed” from another author’s series this can be read as a standalone and the main focus is on Zane and ivy.

Zane is the tough a
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full of action, suspense, and a hot and sexy romance!!
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book is a good storyline that is captivating and action-packed. The characters are intriguing, engaging, and well developed. I did like reading this book.
Nancy Walker
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is part of the Special Forces: Operation Alpha series. It is also a Red Team crossover novel. The book contains a forward by Susan Stoker and explains that while this book is set in the Special Forces: Operation Alpha world and has some of the same characters, it is not a collaboration other than to consult on the pre-existing characters to ensure consistency. It also appears that Edwards has several books in this series, along with other authors. All of the books set in this world ar ...more
Anna Green
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of KindleFriendsForever

Wow, what I can say about this book except for its raining men, hot alphas galore! Frivolities aside, reading the note from the author at the beginning of the book helps you understand a lot about the main characters that are created in this story. Although this is a crossover involving some people “borrowed” from another author’s series this can be read as a standalone and the main focus is on Zane and ivy.

Zane is the tough alpha and very protective of
Ruth B
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ivy has been trying to prove she is better than where she comes from, trying to avenge her sister's death and dealing with the consequences of a horrible past. Growing up with an addictive and abusive mother has taken a toll in Ivy and now she meets the man who can save her only if she allows it. Zane has never let himself love or feel loved until he meets Ivy. Despite all odds, these two are perfect for each other but first, they will have to accept what brought them together.

The story starts a
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Zane doesn't do repeats. So why is he biting heads off because he woke up to an empty bed? Damn, he didn't even know her last name. An unexpected meeting has both he and Ivy pretending this is their first introduction. A strategic phone call and the client/perp is called away leaving Ivy in the hands of Zane. He has questions. He needs answers. Then he needs her, again.

She has a past life she doesn't want to discuss. She has a plan for revenge. Nothing will get in her way. When revenge and just
Carolyn Spence
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've waited a long time for Zane's story. He thought he was too damaged to ever find love, well he found it in Ivy. She's his perfect match, but she won't give in when she doesn't have to and that drives Zane crazy. All his employees love it, it's about time the mighty have fallen. The story was poignant, the responsibility that a boss/leader feels and the author perfectly shows what it takes to be a leader and all that it entails. Everyone has faults and for your perfect match it doesn't matter ...more
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Need a page Turner with action, suspense and romance this has it all!

Zane runs a top level special operations - hired guns with moral compass - securing our world one case at a time. The dirty work that has to be done & no one wants to do it, know about it. Ivy a survivor of abuse her entire life is at risk. This is a special force action story but it has deep soul touching depth. Survivors often feel broken, not good enough or too damaged to love. This looks at the reality they are champions he
Miss Piggy
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing! 😍

I received a free copy of this book however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
This is hands down the best book I have read this year. I had never read any of Riley's books before this, but having finished this, and loved it, I have gone back to the beginning of the series (not that it makes any difference to this book as all background is explained perfectly). From the get go the storyline grabs you and doesn't let go, I'd normally say until th
Ann Meemken
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Zane and Ivy met in bar. They share one night together. A night neither can seem to forget about.

Zane is working a case and Ivy is trying to revenge her sister's death. Zane is not sure how she fits into his case but he wants answers. He will stop at nothing to get them.

This story is beautifully written. Zane is brooding alpha male. He has a soft side and a big heart. Only those close to him see this side of him. Ivy is strong, independent and speaks her mind. She can be handful at times. The
Rachael Bromley
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic read.

I loved this book but then I loved all of her Red Team books. Zane is the leader of Z corps. His exclusive security company with his brother and a few team mates. He is investigating a man called Forrester and his PA is also in his radar but nothing can be found. As he gives himself over for one night to Ivy, all of his thoughts go to her as she sneaks out early in the morning. It soon becomes apparent that Ivy's life is in danger but from who? With her mom back on the scene, F
Christi Fowler
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Genre:: Romance - Suspense, Military
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Yes Book 4 of Riley Edward's Red Team and also Special Forces: Operation Alpha
POV: Zane and Ivy
Steam Level: hot

This is my first Red Team book I've read by Riley Edwards and I have not read any of the Susan Stoker books that this series was based around. However I had no problem diving in and catching up to the characters. I adore Riley Edwards' writing Reclaiming Ivy pulled me in from the start. It was sexy, intriguing, emo
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rough and dark

Reading Zane and Ivy story is a journey in your soul, a hit in the guts and a coming to Jesus, for many aspects of a life you don’t really know. We can see many things experience many aspects of the darkness it hides in the shades of what we call happiness and sadness, but this story is everything you don’t expect it’s a bundle of emotions and situations that are rough and dark but extremely real for the ability this writer has to describe them magnificent and extraordinary I love
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
In the blurb it says that "he found me", technically they ran into each other when he was on a case. The blurb also mentions the H not letting her go but but the first 35% he doesn't want to fall for her. H was a one night stand, never the same girl twice manwhore. h want with anyone in a long time. The H was a real areshole in the beginning on the book. He was constantly thinking about what he used to do with women, it got annoying. And all of this was getting on my nerves and I already read 40 ...more
Vinessa Wooten
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is Zanes story. He takes everyone else's safety to heart. Everything that happens on their team is his responsibility. He is taking Erics death hard. He won't let himself be happy. Definitely not love , finding a woman is definitely off the table except for a quick roll in the hay. That is until he meets Ivy.
Ivy comes from a horrible background. A mom who has made her life a living hell but she got herself out. She thinks if someone is nice to her, they want something. That is until she mee
Melanie Marnell
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Riley Edwards really captures my interest and ticks all of my boxes when it comes to romantic suspense. Each book in this series has just gotten better and better. I LOVE the Z Corps Red Team and have am so happy that their fearless leader finally gets his story.

Zane Lewis is bossy, ornery, grouchy and a man in charge. He thinks he's tainted, undeserving of nor wanting a woman's love. Funny... Ivy feels the same way. Told or shown all her life that she doesn't matter, she's trash, she's not wort
Dawn Cruikshank
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recovering Ivy

WOW! Another exciting story! This is about Zane finally finding someone to love. Ivy is a feisty woman who seems to be equal to Zane's attitude. Ivy is able to take Zane. It was horrible reading about her childhood - no child should have to go through what she went through yet she turned out to be a strong survivor. The ending chapters were where the major action seemed to happen. Once the evil was eliminated, Zane and Ivy were able to move on with their happily ever after. It was
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book after reading the author's forward about drug addiction and family. I expected a lot of angst and Ivy being being needy. I admit I was completely wrong. Ivy is a very strong woman, who stands up for herself and fights. The perfect match for Zane, who is alpha to the extreme. They both have moments of weakness, but that makes them human and even more likeable. I also loved all the characters in the story and can't wait to go find the other books in the ...more
Penny Ellgass
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ivy and Zane both broken, believing they aren'the worthy of love and relationships like other people.
Zane head of a security firm, financially well off,keeps his emotions under lock and key.
Ivy just existing while plotting revenge on the man who killed her sister.
This is an adventure through life as Zane try to keep Ivy safe and bring down a drug and prostatution king pin. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat,will make you laugh and cry.

I received a free copy of this book via Bookspr
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military, black-ops
It feels like I have been waiting for Zane's story forever!! It hasn't been forever- I just really wanted his story and I'm impatient!
This book didn't disappoint, it blew me out of the water!!
Zane and Ivy's story is one that will punch you in your face, your heart and your gut. The characters are perfection, it's true- I am biased when it comes to Zane....can't help it. Everyone wants their very own Zane.
Ivy is so damaged from her childhood, strong, yet fragile at the same time.
This book has
Renee Sturgill
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series!

I want my own alpha male who would protect me at all costs and love me the way these guys do their women!! I love that Zane found his woman and the guys give him friendly payback for finding his love like he did to them. The guys and women are happy that Zane found Ivy. These guys and their women are a family and it shows when they come together to help one another. I love how we see other familiar characters. It's always nice when other characters resurface in another story.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Zane isn't your ordinary Alpha, he's over the top bossy. He takes his team seriously and takes each one on has his responisbility. Ivy is trying to get proof on her boss that's he's selling drugs and using prostitutes to do it. But she thinks he killed her sister and she's going to prove it. Ivy an Zane meet in a bar and have one heck of a night. Little does he know he meets her again with the guy they are investigating. There is a lot a action, misunderstandings and some triggers for some. A gr ...more
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mine to protect, to avenge, to keep....always

But can Zane also help Ivy heal?
Here we see a completely different Zane, we see his demons, his fears, his confusion and finally his peace, he has been the hardest member of the team to like, the hardest to read but he will sweep you off you feet. He is brutally honest, dirty talking, possessive to a fault and stubborn to the end but also amazingly sweet.
Another hard hitting installment for Red Team, are they finally getting closer to the answer or wi
Brenda Moser
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ivy and Zane had one hot night together She's out for revenge for the death of her sister which happens to be a case he's working on. It's an adventurous story filled with twists and turns and had me hooked from start to finish reading their story. I loved this book and would recommend reading.

I am volunteering to leave a review for an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Zane and Ivy are my people! There is a lot of things happening here and I loved every moment. I have come to love Riley Edwards books and Recovering Ivy hits all the spots! Zane is sexy and powerful. And guess what! Ivy is equally amazing! I felt that these two were so alike and would not make it. But I am so glad I was wrong. The edginess and the plot had me hooked! The sexiness factor was HOT! I could not get enough and love this series!

Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Zane and Ivy both have dark pasts, which makes them reticent to include other people in their lives, especially in a romantic capacity but they break each other's walls down and heal each other, together. Supreme writting and very good plot developement, it is a great book for fans of Susan Stoker's original series, it doesn't disappoint.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One night ties them together, she just doesn't know it. Zane and Ivy are a great couple. They have spark, steamy hot connection. This is well written and has you wanting to keep turning pages. It is fast paced and a smooth read. She is strong and sassy. He is alpha, strong and determined. Will they find their HEA? Read and find out it is worth it. I received this from booksprout and voluntarily left my review.
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Riley Edwards is a bestselling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children.

Riley writes heart-stopping romance with sexy alpha heroes and even stronger heroines. Riley's favorite genres to write are romantic suspense and military romance.

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