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(Reed Security #6)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  282 ratings  ·  106 reviews
Hunter is the sixth book in the Reed Security Series. It is recommended that they are read in order.

Hunter "Pappy" Papacosta can't get Lucy Grant out of his head. He's had a casual relationship with her for awhile, but when she almost dies in a fire, everything changes in his eyes. He'll do anything to prove to her that he can be the man she needs. But Lucy doesn't trust t
Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published September 18th 2018
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Desire and love don’t always go hand in hand…

Lucy and Hunter can’t seem to get on the same page. Or even the same chapter. They want each other – oh yes, the desire is high and just a glance or a touch will set them off – but it’s everything else that is the problem. Hunter is protective and says he wants to pursue a relationship with Lucy but actions, and missteps, speak louder than words. Lucy, on the other hand, is ready to move forward together but, taking her cues from Hunter, decides to cu
Ruby Ap.
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ruby by: Been reading author's work for a while and liked it ;)
Let me tell you something guys, at first glance or should I say read, Hunter and Lucy shouldn't be together but when you invest with earnest in a disfunctional couple, you get to see parts of them that you didn't see before and that's absolutely the case with our couple, Hunter and Lucy.

At first, they both and agreed to a no strings attached casual thing and and then something bad happened in the last book... go check it out to find out what happened but it was a near tragedy for Lucy and it ma
Ga Books LoverX
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
First of all, you need to read the other books in the series first to truly understand this world and know about the characters. You do not HAVE to, but it will make the reading experience even better for you!

That being said, Hunter was always one of my favorites in the books before, but I found out just how stubborn the guy is getting his perspective. It makes it even better that his leading lady, Lucy, is JUST as stubborn. I liked the chemistry, heart and heat between the two and really enjoy
So I’ve been working through the “For the Love of a Good Woman” series and I stumbled across the opportunity to read “Hunter” which is part of the “Reed Security” series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will say I wish I had read the rest of the series first, but it’s not necessary.

This book follows Hunter, a former military man and Reed Security employee and Lucy, a college professor, through their friends to lovers style romance. It was difficult for both of them and of course they had their sha
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Ahh this one got me again! Hunter was a great novel. It, once again, stole all my attention and kept me up far too late. I mean one more chapter turned into finishing the entire book. So there is that. Hunter has a bit of mystery much like Irish, but the mystery is different in this one. There is also heat and romance, but a lot more conflict in this one. This is a stand-alone in a series. I have only read one other in the series, but I felt its not a requirement to read all the rest, even thoug ...more
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.
I greatly enjoyed Hunter, #6 of the Reed Security series.
Recently we had the scorching & truly heartbreaking intensity of Knight, #4, which was relieved by the humor laden Irish, #5.
I was drawn to the side story of Hunter (Pappy) & Lucy throughout Irish, #5, their interactions intrigued me & I was hoping Hunter & Lucy's story would be next.

Everything is fine between Hunter & Lucy until he makes the unilateral decision their casual sex arrangem
Ana Rita
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book after book and my mind can't stop. I've been reading so much lately and let me just say that I'm overwhelmed with every single one.
Giulia Lagomarsino is doing an amazing job and her books are to die for. Her writing is intense, hot, special and with a bit of suspense...
Hunter is the sixth book from the Reed Security series and tells the stories of Hunter and Lucy.
This series has been amazing and each book made me feel things that I can't describe.
But you need to read the other books fir
Lynn Reynolds
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Lucy Grant is a very stubborn woman. Hunter Papacosta is an overbearing SOB. One thing I learned rather quickly about him is that he runs hot and cold pretty quickly – and they say women are bad. In his defense, Lucy seemed to say one thing but always seems to do something else. And in her defense, I don’t think she really knows what she wants.

These two have a relationship that’s hard to describe – it’s one you’ll have to experience on your own. But if you want a picture then th
Serena Worker
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lucy is in hospital and Hunter is demanding that she goes to his house, he said things are going to change between them, watching him frustrated she nearly fans herself but doesn’t want him to know she wants him, she can’t go home with him, he wasn’t the man you settled down with, she wanted to believe him but had to guard her heart.
After a few arguments Hunter lets Lucy know that he wants more with her and he wants a chance, but it doesn’t last long when he freaks out over something Lucy says
My Own Bookshelves
It was okay.

So I made a REALLY BIG deal about reading this book and the fact that I was series jumping in the middle. I rather think it deserves a review.

And to be honest, I probably should have just stopped after the first 20%. But I was hopeful.

First, there is a continuing thread (supposedly) throughout the books. I am not sure exactly what it was. I mean I wasn't lost so there's a plus.

What worked:
It gave me Alexa Riley "instalove-alpha-possessive-mine" vibes with the hero. It's not safe so
Jennifer Pierson
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hunter and Lucy have been friends with benefits for some time, when he decides that he wants more. However, since he's never done the relationship thing, he screws it up right from the beginning by telling her what to do, then freaking out afterwards, so Lucy calls it off. Hunter isn't happy with that, and it starts a crazy journey that kept me laughing long & hard (cob webs & waxing mishaps), as he came up with a plan to make her his. Like I mean I was rolling in laughter, and it made it hard t ...more
Britt The Hatters
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Two stubborn headstrong people combined with sizzling chemistry and a touch of angst hit you right from the start in this book. Hunter and Lucy have quite a bit of hot and cold going on from the beginning. Both wanting more yet neither one wanting to actually give. My heart hurt for them both in different ways as they navigated through the ups and downs of finding their way together.
More than once I found myself wanting to kick Hunter. Despite his obvious feelings for Lucy his stubbornness for
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love each and every one of these Reed Security guys and the women that enter their lives. This is another great book in the phenomenal series. I loved reading about Hunter and Lucy. This story was full of events and conversations which gave you little tidbits of information to further along the story but also to keep in the back of your mind as you continue on with the series. Hunter and Lucy's story is a different look at a relationship as both of these characters have no idea what ...more
Kelly Lamley
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I don't know how Giulia Lagomarsino manages to write so quickly such fantastic books, normally a series of this amount of books either takes forever or you at least get one book that's not quite up to the standards of the others, but so far every book that I have read in the series is fantastic, with some being so funny I was actually belly laughing and the others getting you on the edge of your seat and all with the right amount of steamy sex and most of all romance.
This one is about Lucy and
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hunter and Lucy

Neither wants a serious relationship. Friends with benefits is just fine. With her sister and Derek together they saw a lot of each other. They spent time in bed until that didn't seem to be enough. But both fought it until someone seemed to be hunting her. He didn't plan to let her get hurt.

There is plenty going on both at work and out. Of course, he had to watch out for her. She was family with her connection to Derek. What he wouldn't admit were his feelings that were changing
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars
This is the sixth book in the Reed Security Series and it brings readers Hunter and Lucy’s story. Lucy is Claire’s sister, who readers met in Irish’s book, and she is a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. Hunter is Knight’s best friend and his way of dealing with life is to issue commands and expect everyone to follow his directive. As Lucy’s sister is involved with Irish, Lucy and Hunter spent quite a bit of time around the other so they opted to have a “friends with bene
Kari Hansen
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hunter and Lucy have been enjoying a friends with benefits relationship with both of them thinking that was all the other wanted. Circumstances change when Lucy is in jeopardy and Hunter wants a commitment however problems arise when he demands one of her rather than asking.

When Lucy’s independence emerges, Hunter realizes that if he is going to convince Lucy that they belong together for always he may have to try a different approach. It was a great plan in theory, but his alpha male has a hard
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This on again, off again romance between Lucy and Hunter was full of contradictions. Hunter wanted Lucy to admit that she was hers. He tells her he wants more from her than just sex, then immediately retreats and gets cold feet when he thinks everything is moving too fast. Lucy has a mind of her own and she’s not impressed with Hunter’s lack of commitment and ditching her at his apartment within twelve hours of her moving in.
I liked that she was independent and knew when to move on, but I didn’t
Cheryl O'Harney
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: Hunter (Reed Security, #6)
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5/5

ARC received in return for an honest review.

Giulia has done it again, these men and their books just keep getting better and better, hotter too.

It’s now the turn of Hunter, former military man who’s now part of the Reed Security family and his love interest Lucy, their story is a friends to lovers type of relationship although I’d use the term friends loosely they butt heads quite a bit especially
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have to say that I absolutely loved this book. Lucy and Hunter are combustible they have so much chemistry. What they both lack is an ability to communicate what it is that they want from each other. Throw in a minor freak out on Hunter's part and a chain of events are set off that have you crying, laughing hysterically, and wanting to hit the characters separately over the head with the book while yelling "look at what is right i
Rebecca Kingshott
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Received this book as an arc in exchange for my honest opinion.
I honestly hope this author never suffers with writer's block. Her ideas and the conversation between these men are awesome.

I couldn't quite connect with hunter and lucy in this book. The first half of the story I found it to be a little slow at times with hunter and Lucy inability to show each other how they really fell about one another.

The second half I was like wow it got so good that I could stop reading I wanted to see what w
jennifer reed
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing!! You see two people who are very headstrong and independent trying to be together as more than just friends with benefits. Hunter doesn't know how to let someone into his life long term and Lucy is just trying to protect her heart because she believes she will never have anything more with him. You see how much Hunter wants to be with her because he does so many things to win her back. It really looks they are over for good. You soon discover that someone is after Lucy and ...more
Karen L Ledee
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hunter has become enamoured with Blaire’s (Irish) sister Lucy. After the fire that destroyed their house, he barely convinces her to stay with them. Their arrangement was as intimate buddies only, no emotions. Well, that doesn’t work so well for him and these feelings are foreign to him as he has never had a relationship. The guys are giving him advice but the whole situation is awkward for him. Now Lucy has some pretty deep feelings for him but she wants her independence not his male dominance. ...more
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A little frustrating but still a decent read

Book 6 in the Reed security series. This book is about Lucy and Hunter. Lucy is in hospital and Hunter is demanding that she goes to his house. Things are very complicated between them, he desperately wants things to change and little does he know, Lucy does want him but is too afraid to be honest about her feelings. Hunter has never been the settling down type so Lucy has to protect her heart. Finally, Hunter let’s her know he wants more with her. Thi
Maggi West
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lucy and her sister Claire (Derek’s love interest) lost their home in a fire and Hunter insists that Claire should go home with him since she has no place to go. Lucy and Hunter have been together casually with the idea that it’s just for fun, nothing serious. Only Hunter wants something more, but has never done relationships so he hasn’t a clue how to go about it. Lucy is cautious, she wants for protect her heart, even though she really wants Hunter. I love Giulia’s style of writing. She has we ...more
Dana Busenbark
We pick up this story about Hunter at the hospital, arguing with Lucy. Wow, things really get interesting pretty quickly with Hunter's freakout! Why does he freak out? What happens when he does? Who is Anita? How does Hunter meet her? What happens? Where does she work? What do the guys tell him later? Who are Noah, Seth, Graham, and Coach Boots? How does Lucy meet or know each of them? Oh my, this is one messed up story, in a good and weird way. I could totally see a real life couple acting like ...more
Tish-Anne Singh
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another exceptional book by Giulia. I received this book as an ARC and every time I read a new book, I am blown away. When I first met Lucy in Irish, I didn't really like her that much and the feeling persisted when I started reading Hunter. But the more I read, the more I understood her feelings. I've always liked Pappy's character, but this book gave a completely new insight into what made him tick and also his interactions with all the other "Reeders". I laughed hysterically through the "Holl ...more
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So I’ve been working through the “For the Love of a Good Woman” series and I stumbled across the opportunity to read “Hunter” which is part of the “Reed Security” series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will say I wish I had read the rest of the series first, but it’s not necessary.

This book follows Hunter, a former military man and Reed Security employee and Lucy, a college professor, through their friends to lovers style romance. It was difficult for both of them and of course they had their sha
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amped-up-books
I loved this book!! I cannot say enough about it!! Hunter and Lucy are such real characters, with real flaws and they just leap off the page with sincerity. I loved everything about this book!! It kept me up until 2 am and I was virtually crying keeping my eyes open. I can't wait to see what Giulia has in store for us next!! I gladly add Neanderthal Hunter to my harem!!

This is #6 in the series but can be read as a standalone. It's only my second read from the series and it just makes me want to
Christina Clark
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how she does it!!! Seriously, just when I think I can't fall in love more with an author and her books, I read the next book and bam I fall all over again. There's just something satisfying to me about watching 2 stubborn people fight the inevitable and fall down the rabbit hole and the sparks that tend to fly in the process and Hunter was definitely a very satisfying read for me with just enough emotion, lots of sizzle and humor. I can't wait for the next book!!! I absolutely loved ...more
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