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Mission: Her Defense

(Team 52 #4)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  329 ratings  ·  54 reviews
One former special forces Marine. One tall, handsome police detective who pushes all her buttons. One dangerous investigation that forces them to work together.

Blair Mason is badass to the bone. She’s no stranger to loss and barely survived the mission that ended her military career. Now, as part of Team 52, she never shies away from a fight to ensure pieces of powerful a
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published February 10th 2019
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Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars 🌟.

Blair and Luke was one hot couple. As always action scenes were bomb. The beginning reminded me of first book in the series- spooky. The artifacts and backstory regarding it was fascinating. Enjoyed it alot.
Marta Cox
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I hugely enjoy this authors imagination and this time she adds a Samurai twist that was wonderfully unexpected. Team 52 are without a doubt pretty badass but Blair really stood out as extremely capable in this all too short story. I thought matching her up with a hotshot detective worked extremely well and there's plenty of humour running through their interactions. Luke might not always approve of the way Team 52 conduct their missions but at least they are on the same side and he's really not ...more
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
As usual, action packed, a badass heroine who does not play the damsel in distress card, this serie is still good
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blair and Luke. Blaaaaair and Luuuuke! Heh. They do the "fighting as foreplay" thing and they do it well. Not to mention, Luke is waaaaay into watching Blair kick butt and take names. Or break bones. Or necks. Whatever. He likes that his lady can take care of herself.

It takes a while for Blair to come to terms with it, but she likes that he knows she can protect herself. She likes that he has her back. She's prickly and has a temper (and an appetite!), but the fact he accepts her for who she is
I have loved Blair since the first book and I am so glad she is finally with Luke. They are just so badass together.

I can't wait for Ty's book.
‘Mission: Her Defense’ starts off as Kill Bill on steroids as cursed Japanese swords find themselves in the wrong hands, thus necessitating the need for Team 52 to step in. Though since it encroaches on Las Vegas Metropolitan Police turf, it means that Blair Mason and Luke Kincade cross paths (and later, body fluids) once again.

It’s not quite a rivalry between them that’s been sufficiently explained, but Blair/Luke’s fractious relationship is one that has been building for some time and is rath
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Team 52 #4

Team 52 Second in Command Blair Mason is used to taking care of herself but Las Vegas Detective Luke MacKade tests all of  her control. They've been butting heads since the beginning but now they're forced to work together after several cursed Samurai swords are stolen. Like all of the Anna Hackett's books, Mission: Her Defense starts off with a bang and the action never lets up. I love diving into Hackett's books and just getting swept up in all the action and romance.

I loved
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Originally published at Reading Reality

It’s Valentine’s Day, which makes it a particularly appropriate day to post this review. Because a) it’s a romance and b) it’s by an author I absolutely love.

It would be perfect if it were my favorite genre by this author, science fiction romance, but c’est la vie. Like the song says, “Two out of three ain’t bad.”

The Team 52 series is a cross between action adventure romance and military romance. Because the members of Team 52 are nearly all ex-military, an
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Aaaaaaaaaaa, Ms. Hackett is awesome but I’ve had much much better with her...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,like I say in the title,I feel Ms.Hackett is an amazing writer but this was a miss for me...
I wanna say if you don’t care about romance you can still enjoy this for the action and the adventure,and you can but the plot was all there either in my opinion.
You see the swords are stolen originally by one person for one reason and then one ends up on another’s hands for yet another reason but those reasons ar
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing

MISSION: HER DEFENSE takes you on a journey into the lives of Team 52 who find and secure ancient items that are a danger to society.

This story focuses on Blair Mason who is a Team 52 member. She is not only a sassy beauty but a powerful force. Hot Homicide Detective Luke MacKade is committed to protecting all that he cares for and his city. Blair and Luke have been battling wits for quite some time and now they are working together to secure deadly
Heather Cassady
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Series!

Anna Hackett is a one click author for me but that being said, this was still a great book. Blair & MacKade have been striking sparks off of each other since book one! Since she’s the #2 on Team 52, Blair is stuck liaising with MacKade, a detective on the Vegas PD. In this book, you learn about Blair’s past & the circumstances that have made her the woman she is. Then there’s MacKade, lol, who Blair doesn’t call by his first name Luke until later in the book, so hot! His p
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-ten-author

This exciting addition to the Team 52 series features former Marine, Blair, a hard charging fighting machine, and Luke, a LVPD detective who gives her grief. Luke usually cleans up the messes left behind after Team 52 ops in Las Vegas, but gains a new appreciation for what the Team faces when a Samurai exhibit comes to a LV casino and a cursed Samurai sword created by an insane swordmaker possesses an exhibit guest. Blair is assigned to work with Luke in tracking down the two katanas stol
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mission: Her Defense is Team 52's fourth book and explores the attraction between Blair Mason and Luke MacKade, Homicide Detective with LVPD. Luke is Team 52's go to on Las Vegas Police Department; he takes over when the Team can't stick around and explain the unexplainable when it strikes Los Vegas. Blair finds Luke an irritant and the pair frequently butt heads over procedure and need to know.

An exclusive exhibit of Samurai and other Japanese artifacts is unveiled in a newly opened Las Vegas c
Frances Law
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Badass Blair

Well, she’s done it again! AH has delivered a fast moving, action packed romance in which we see Blair meet her match in the scrumptious Luke! Blair is ex Special Forces and a member of Team 52.
Luke is a detective in the LVPD who is ‘always cleaning up their messes’! Luke is also a very hot looking guy, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s intelligent to boot!
In this book the team are called in when a guest at a Samurai exhibition takes one of the Katanas on display and promptly starts mas
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really don't know how Anna Hackett does it! Everything she writes is gold.

Blair and Luke, shew! Hot, steaming, boiling chemistry these 2 have! We all knew it was coming after watching these 2 grumble and growl at each other over the past 3 books in this serie.

As the others did, this one starts with marathon action and lots of pissing each other off.

In this episode, ha ha ha, we have our H and h hunting down bad guys who stole cursed katanas and are committing hari-kiri - literally!

Both mai
Nikki Brooks
Blair and Mac! Blair may have a prosthetic eye but she is still keeping both eyes on Mac, who possibly could give AAA from THS a run for his money in the smoking hot LEO market!

Blair is used to being respected by her team but she sometimes forgets she is also a beautiful woman with a snarky sense of humour! Mac, however, seems to manage to ignite every nerve ending she has, not all of them in a nice way!

With some ancient swords on the loose, with some very serious homicide-inducing effects, they
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
Team 52 are having a bit of a problem trying to contain the artifacts this time and the body count is mounting with both police, civilians and swat teams as it victims. Lachlan head of Team 52 has assigned Blair to help Detective Luke KacKade of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Force with recovering the artifacts a pair of Japanese swords before anymore people have to die. Blair is not happy about this but she will do her job and work with Mr hot and domineering who for some reason seems to be ...more
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my favorite of the Team 52 books so far. Mostly because we get to see Blair in action, and I am still reeling from her hijinks. And also, who doesn't love stories about cursed swords? The story's an excellent romp with tons of well-directed action scenes and a believable romance.
My quibbles with it are mostly the things that would make it a movie, oddly enough: it seems like everyone is hot. Are there any not very attractive people on the team? I found myself longing for somebody regula
Jannie Cv
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an exciting series - I love this story!
I am ever amazed at the powerful artifacts located by Team 52, usually after devastating loss of life. This is no exception. Blair and Luke find themselves in one dangerous situation after another. Blair has an amazing ability to come out ahead in almost every situation. It’s a shame she won’t let herself get close enough to love someone. Luke not only has her back, he’s very persistent in getting past her protective barriers. It’s a tempestuous relati
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, ebook, ku
Blair and Luke

Three antique Japanese Samurai swords are stolen during a gallery opening. During the theft the entire room of people are killer and then the responding SWAT team is murdered.

Team 52 is called in and Blair and Detective Luke MacKade start their sniping. They finally give into their feelings but Blair has lost so many people she’s cared about she’s afraid to love again.

I liked Luke and Blair together but I found the sword story a little boring. Not quite up to the usual tense acti
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When mortal Japanese artifacts were running havoc in LA, Team 52 was called to the first row. The antagonism between Blair Mason and Detective Luke MacKade was put to the test, their emotions were explosive and dangerous situations were causing them to reevaluate their feelings. The past had left its mark and was threating something that could be good. Wow! What a pair! Action-packed story with exciting and intense descriptions and narrations that had me following the plot development eagerly. N ...more
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This can be read as a stand-alone, but it is even better when the series is read in order. It is hard to find the words to describe how truly amazing the stories that Ms. Hackett creates are. This story has lots of action, suspense, mystery, humor, and romance. The main characters are fully developed and the secondary characters enhance the story. The hero and heroine get their HEA and there isn’t a cliff hanger ending, but there is lead in to the next book in the series. I highly recommend this ...more
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Blair and Luke

Once again Anna Hackett has created characters i lo e to read about. Her female leads are always so strong and capable with just a hint of a softer side that only their mate or other half could ever truly see. I want to as badass as Blair when I grow up 😉 sexy, confident but has a vulnerable side from a tragic experiences from her past. Luke strong sexy troubled police officer who finally understands just how important a job Blair has. Together they out smart the bad guys with
Rosemarie Grainer
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Action and heat drive this story forward!

Not that that is a surprise! This is an Anna Hackett story. But, wow, Blair is just something else, and Luke sees through to the woman inside the badass! They are so good together and the action is blazingly fast. The tone is intense, the storyline is action oriented with some character development, lots of steamy scenes and vivid characters. Read at least the others in order, but, to get the full effect, read Treasure Hunters Security series before this
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC as part of the reading team and as usual, THANK YOU!!!
I am never disappointed and I especially love the Team 52!!!
Blair and Luke are like oil and fire, can't stay away due to the work but explosive because of their past and their personality. But once they finally see through all the hurt and weariness they are explosive and so sweet!!! Loved it
The new artefacts are so cool too!!! I love the cultural aspect and the link with ancient technologies and civilisation.
Alma Spivey
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Action, Romance---what else could you ask for out of a book.

As always, an excellent read. Anna is one of my very favorite authors. I love this new series as much as I do the others she has written. This is all about a man and woman learning to work side by side, instead of the man being the leader. I really enjoyed reading about Luke and Blair's trials and tribulations on the way to love. Just the right amount 9f action and romance. Can't wait until the next book.
Lisa J
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 4! If you haven't read the rest of the books, you can of course read this by itself, but you'll lose the connections made along the way.

Oh my goodness! Team 52 is back on the case and now we get to see bad*** Blair take on not only another dangerous mission with her team but also find her perfect complement in a certain officer.

Always a delight to read Anna's books.
As always, Anna delivers a great story, tons of feels, and an ending I can be happy with!
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great Team 52 book. Luke and Blair have plenty in common - protective, strong and smart. Where they are different is he's a by the book cop and she's anything but. That said, together they compromise and get the job done. Plenty of action and steam and some little known facts (check them out! Who knew?) The rest of Team 52 is not quite a prominate in the book but are there when needed. Enjoy!
Laurie Hackett
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Her Defense

Anna Hackett does it again! She never fails to pull me the story. I feel like I’m there and I don’t want to put the book down. I have to know what happens! You get everything mystery, action, romance and sci-fi all in one story! I promise you won’t be disappointed with this or any of Anna Hackett’s books!
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The best book in the series so far?

I hesitate to call this the best book in the
Series because I have loved the first three, but I think that Blair and Luke are my favorite pair! The story is interesting, believable, and action-packed, as I have come to expect from Anna’s fabulous books. This series is challenging Galactic Gladiators as my favorite! I can’t wait for book 5.
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I’m Anna and I’m a USA Today bestselling author who’s passionate about action romance. I love stories that combine the thrill of falling in love with the excitement of action, danger and adventure. I write about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals. I like to believe it’s possible for all of us to do the same.

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