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(Elite Ops #2)

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Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she's harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin―and banish the ghosts of his own dark past―is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 354 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2008)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 Emotionally gutted Stars


“There’s no shame between us, baby. Only pleasure. Only the pleasure you want.”

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“Let’s hope he tries to kill me soon then,” she said in irritation. “Or I might kill you while we are waiting.”

Holy Crap!!! My emotions are all over the place with this book. whew *Deep Breath* Maverick is the Second book in the Elite Ops Series. In this book we have Micah Sloane , he is after the assassin Orion , who killed his mother and father. Orion is after Risa Clay one of
Aug 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; Fans of hot romantic suspense
Whew! This was a very enjoyable, hot, easy to understand, passionate second installment of Lora Leigh's 'Elite Ops' series (which is really a continuation of her 'Tempting SEALs' series). I mention the 'Tempting SEALs' series because in order to enjoy this book fully, you MUST read that series first, or you will be hopelessly lost with all the characters and what happened in the past. The heroine in this book, Risa Clay, was first mentioned way back in the beginning of the 'Tempting SEALs' serie ...more
5 stars - Romantic Suspense

WOW! After what seemed like a long wait for the second book in Leigh’s Elite Ops and the bar set high with Wild Card, Maverick did not disappoint and in fact to me is one of the best in the entire SEALs/Ops series so far. I recommend reading the previous Tempting SEALs and Elite Ops books (in order) before reading Maverick because there is an ongoing story arc and all the main characters carry over. The Elite Ops is a unit of deep undercover untouchable operatives/age
I'm loving these books, they are crack for my soul. I just can't seem to stop reading them. This one was a bit more emotional than the previous one though...It even managed to make me cry.

Loved Micah...I figured he would be a cold bastard, and he ended up being the complete opposite. What an awesome man !! Risa was a sweet and strong heroine, my heart broke for her, but she had so much strenght...I was in awwww. I'm not gonna do a long review about the book, because there are plenty of those alr
Sep 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
I enjoyed this book a lot, but it didn't quite make it into the "loved it" zone for me. There was just something about it that didn't entirely capture me. Which doesn't make it a bad was quite good...but it just didn't make it to that next level.

In my opinion, this book should NOT be read as a stand-alone. There's just too much connected to past events. You might be able to read it and have it make enough sense, but to really get the full story, you should read the entire series in ord
Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009-reads
Ok yes...I'm a sucker for Lora Leigh's Alpha males and I also have a weakness for foreign Alphas so her latest, "Maverick" was like a double-dipped ice cream cone for me. "Maverick" continues her seriously sexy SEAL/Elite Ops series with the story of Micah, code-name...uh, hello? Have you not been paying attention? Maverick.

Micah doesn't really exist. That's just the name he took after his supposed death while trying to capture the man who killed his mother and (in his opinion) caused the death
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
Well, that was that!


If you have read Wild Card, there's no need to read Maverick. You can change Noah's name for Micah's and Bella's for Risa's.

Similarities between the two books:

1. Man in love/attracted to woman before op
Bella was Noah's wife, while Micah had been attracted to Risa long before he had been introduced to her.

2. Woman is targeted
Both Bella and Risa were targets because of deranged people close to them.

3. Man wants to be key agent
Both Noah and Micah didn't allow any other agent ar
Micah! What a wonderful character...How bout that sexy bookcover! This is a continuation in the Elite Ops saga; however, the series actually begins with the first Tempting SEALs book. Characters and backstories from the latter carry over into the Elite Ops. For instance, Risa's backstory is somewhere in the Tempting SEALs series.... I feel, to get the most from this series, a person should start with the Tempting SEALs books.

Maverick had two wonderful characters, Micah and Risa, a gripping story
Book #2 in the elite-ops series is all about Micah Sloane AKA `Maverick' and he is awesome! Sexy, exotic, lethal and loving. Just the type of man we all dream about, what a welcome addition to this saga. Lora Leigh weaves yet another great tale of testosterone and steamy love here. Although on the darker side MAVERICK is still a beautiful love story about the strength to carry on in the face of adversity and the ability to heal with the right person.

Risa Clay has spent years trying to rebuild h
Alex is The Romance Fox

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin—and banish the ghosts of his own dark past—is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her…
Risa has spent six years rebuilding her life. And now, to sav
May 04, 2010 rated it did not like it
I couldn't even finish it.

A huge turn-around from my 4 star rating of Lora Leigh's first book of the series. (I purchased them both at the same time, based on the unbelievably high rating they've gotten at here at Goodreads - I guess I'm just in the minority).

I was really intrigued by the story in the first book, Wildcard but (as I mentioned in my review) had to skip a whole lot of gratuitous "lovin'" to get through it.

Maverick, however, just didn't even hold my interest plot-wise, and I didn't
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars :-)
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: action, drama, romance, smut
Maverick by Lora Leigh can best be summed up as a really dark and sexy NCIS episode. This premise may be worth reading and could have been really interesting. Sadly, this was just not the book for me. I had a lot of problems with everything involving this book: the dialogue, the characters, the story, the writing style – you name it and I probably had an issue with it. I’ll explain…

Let’s start off with the dialogue because I probably had the most issues with that. I couldn’t find any real person
Denise H.
***** Some of the other reviews seem like they didn't read the book! ***** Orion never raped anyone, the "soft handed" doctor giving her the injections did. So, I find it odd to hate a book, when they recap it so wrongly stated. ( just my humble opinion)

I love the ELITE OPS book series by Lora Leigh!!! She is an awesome writer. I loved Wild Card, Heat Seeker, Renegade, Black Jack, etc. MAVERICK is one of my favorites.

Micah has watched Risa from afar for awhile and knows his attraction for her
The second book in the Elite Ops series by Lora Leigh. I did enjoy this and would have given it a 5 but I wasn't that fond of Risa for some reason. I know she went through some horrific stuff but something just didn't click about her to me.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: leigh-lora
Maverick is book 2 of the Elite Ops series by Lora Leigh . Abuse is something I do not enjoy reading on either gender. It seems however that in books, women are the prime targets. Often it is associated with drugs or alcohol to accomplish this. Whore’s Dust!!!??

Risa was raped and abused by Orion and was targeting her six years later after her rescue. Micha/Maverick had been guarding Risa since her rescue and sensing her courage became romantically involved with lots of erotic romance.

Lots of
Feb 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
A few years back sicko Jansen Clay, engineered a kidnapping of his only daughter, Risa, to test a drug he and his people were attempting to replicate. Brutally held captive, attacked and raped, Risa is still dealing with the effects of not only the attack but the drug itself- a drug that makes the date rape drug seem like over the counter medicine.

Now a ruthless assassin has been sicced on her because she's starting to remember what she's previously blocked out about her time in captivity- and t
Kseniya Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Sin Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

WOW! Just WOW!!!

After reading Pamela Clare's I-Team and Maya Banks' KGI series I didn't think that anything can come even close, because those have definitely set the bar quite high. But this book was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !

Just after a few pages I knew I was going on Lora Leigh's books hunt again. She has an increadible way of putting passion on her pages. I could almost feel the heat coming off the book!

Two totally different people: Risa Clay and Micah Sloane come together against their shared enemy.
I've read all of Leigh's SEAL/Elite Ops series. Of all of them, this one is very near the top. So far, the Elite Ops books have been far better than any of the SEAL books for me--mostly because I had a hard time overcoming a number of the unrealistic points in the books.

Although this is labeled the third in the Elite Ops series, it really is the 2nd. Nighthawk is a 9-page introduction to Nighthawk and Black Jack and a teaser/setup for Maverick. It was a nice setup, but isn't necessary for the se
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This was a very intense story that I wasn't expecting from Lora Leigh.
Unlike her Breeds books, this was more intense & darker. The similarities were that something in their brain... this one being an experimental drug, made the need for sex more intense...

The darkness stems from a father experimenting on his dauughter & selling her to someone so they can rape her while he watches when she's a teenager, then locking her in an asylum in a constant drugged state for a couple years. She was
I have already read the first book in the series so I knew what to expect.

The beginning was really promising, much better than in the Wild Card. However, they went to bed a bit too early and too easy to my taste. The second book, just like the first one, was lacking in the plot development but the characters were more interesting and less annoying. And the suspense part was slightly bigger. But I didn't like that the romance part was so similar to the one in the first book. (view spoiler)
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lora Leigh has done it again. Another beautifully written story of haunted & broken characters that just draws you in. Micah, dead man walking, was driven by revenge & bitterness. Risa's just amazing! She managed to shine through & came out stronger despite all the horrific things that happened to her. Circumstances forced them together as Risa's life is threatened again by the man Micah's been after for years. This story is heartbreaking yet heartwarming. You can't help but root for ...more
I did not like this one as much as book one. I know that many people felt that this one was actually better than book one. I liked Rissa and connected with her and I actually liked Miccah too. I did not like the bedroom dialogue. It felt awkward to me and ruined several hot and steamy scenes for me. I enjoyed the story and absolutely loved how everything turned out. I gave it four stars. It would have been five if the dialogue in the bedroom scenes had been different.
Feb 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The newest installment of Lora Leigh's Elite Ops continues with Risa Clay, the young woman abducted by her own father and forced to endure some pretty awful experiences. Six years later, still dramatically traumatized, she decides she needs to start living again... Enter Micah Sloane. Who, I have to say, is mighty scrumptious! Micah and Risa have a fantastic chemistry going on.

I couldn't put the book down! Lora Leigh definitely does NOT disappoint, but, does she ever?? I think not! :)
DNF at 50%
I'm so disappointed. I loved Wild Card. I don't think I'll continue with the series. :(
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone over 18
Recommended to Linda by: LL Chatters
OH MY GOD!! These books just keep getting better and better!! Talk about HOT, my goodness the pages are smoking!! This is the 2nd in the "Elite Ops" series by Lora Leigh. FYI I do think you would need to read the first series "Tempting Navy Seals" before reading this one.. JMHO!

In A Dangerous Game
Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops age
Nov 19, 2008 rated it liked it
B- review at best.
The problem I have with Maverick is that they are portraying Risa (the heroine) as helpless. Yes I understand she went through a terrible I couldn't begin to imagine...but they treat her as if she's a child and in a way she lets them. I'm all for vulnerability - even like it to be present in a good storyline - but it seems in this book LL has made the heroine too wimpy and the hero too alpha, which in my opinion is not a good combo. I'm about 30 pages from being do
Jun 23, 2015 rated it liked it

Maverick es el segundo libro de los seis que forman la serie Elite Ops de Lora Leigh y tiene como protagonistas a Risa y Michah.
Maverick me gusto ligeramnete mas que el libro anterior aunque sigue sin ser " El Libro ", pero fue una lectura entretenida y no se me hizo pesada como me paso con la historia de Nathan.
Parte de la razon de que me gustara mas este libro se debe a que los protagonistas desde mi punto de vista son muchisimo mejores que los protagonistas de Wild Card, ademas con Micah y Ri
Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
This book was a near replica of Wild Card. (Read that review)

I did like Risa more than I did Bella. Risa had a reason to have a mental break down or two. Bella didn't.

Micah was okay. Just Okay. He still did the "I signed my life away and now I'm a dead man" routine. Which has really gotten on my nerves.

I still didn't feel like the main characters had a strong love connection.

Also, I was also really bothered that both Bella and Risa got pregnant at the end of their books. Really people. Really Bo
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Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in ...more

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Elite Ops (7 books)
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  • Heat Seeker (Elite Ops, #3)
  • Black Jack (Elite Ops, #4)
  • Renegade (Elite Ops, #5)
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