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Rescuing Maria

(Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists #6)

4.74  ·  Rating details ·  370 ratings  ·  92 reviews
One dangerous family. One determined Guardian. And the daughter caught between them. Her treacherous family ties could destroy them all...

Criminals. Mafia. That’s what everyone said we were.
I never believed the rumors, though. I’d know if anything shady was happening in my family.
Except…I didn’t.
When my best friend disappears from the Belvedere, I knew I could find he
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Published February 22nd 2022
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Nickie Sale
Feb 19, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Words escape me, The final book in the Guardian Hostage series and honestly I'm reeling and at a loss for words that even begin to say what I think of this book. All the old cliches of OMG, Brilliant, Page Turner of note, etc don't come anywhere close enough to describe this book. Ellie has completly knocked this not just out of the park but out of this world. It's a real masterpiece (pun intended lol) to bring this series to a mind blowing conclusion.

Rescuing Maria is different from the rest of
Feb 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I just can't imagine how each book in the Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists series could be more intense that the previous, but Rescuing Maria tops them all. I knew in my heart of hearts that this story would end well. No one of importance would die, but as I was reading the story and feeling caged in (my claustrophobia kicked in big time), I just knew that Liam was going to lose his life, doing his job. That feeling was so unsettling to me, but I could figure no way out. And I didn't want Mar ...more
Cindy Murray
Feb 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This Guardian series has been amazing. Each story gets a hold of you and doesn't let go.

Maria is loyal to her best friend Sybil. They are inseparable, especially since they met while in their teens. When something goes wrong, Maria doesn't stop until she gets answers. She isn't just a pretty face with mesmerizing eyes, but also very well trained to defend the enemy.

Liam is out doing the mission and 'BAM' he comes face to face with Maria. As their story unfolds, the chemistry is amazing. When put
Feb 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Love the overlapping start!!

The end of the last book was the start of this book, but with a different, fabulous perspective.

Maria is a “mafia princess”, well educated and CEO of the family hotel. Her best friend is Sybil - whose family owns a hotel in Hawaii. When Sybil goes missing Maria uses all her smarts to ultimately find the Guardians rescuing some kidnapped women from her hotel. The only way to get away “clean” is to bring Maria with them.

Once Maria is convinced they are the “good guys”,
Elinda Moody
Feb 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is the last story for the Alpha team of the Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists. This book was well worth the wait! Liam and Maria meet by chance, when she follows him and his team. After some discussion, it's decided they should go "undercover" as a couple. It doesn't take long for them to fall for each other. Alot of questions are answered and shocking things are revealed. Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for the wild ride this story takes you on. Liam and Maria have a great many things ...more
Gwen Ader Crawford
Feb 15, 2022 rated it it was amazing
OMG -- as the final Guardian story --- it does not disappoint. Not only are Liam and Maria the best together --- we get answers to the underlying story that started in the first Guardian story which I've been on the edge of my seat waiting for!!! YIPPEEEEE

Liam and Maria's story is excellent. I dislike where things drag out between the characters --- this goes for zero to 100 in no time at all. I love that. No wasting time. They are perfect for each other and neither dilly dallies around admitti
Jeri Smith
Feb 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Review of Rescuing Maria

I absolutely loved this book and I will definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves romance novels. She is an amazing writer.
Sherry Wood
Feb 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
An amazing story for the final book in the Alpha series! It grabs your interest right in the beginning and just keeps going strong to the end. The mystery, suspense, action, Misty Magic, and the real life emotions between the characters are awesome! I could just picture it all happening as I read. The unfolding of all the people and their previous crimes in previous books are revealed and stopped. Liam and Maria make a beautiful couple and are so well suited in their characters! As a whole, this ...more
Karon Price
Feb 15, 2022 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars

I'd been looking forward to Maria and Liam's story since Sybil Protector. Maria initially is suspicious of Liam and the Guardians, but when she hears the whole story she is more than willing to work with them and get Liam the access to her uncle. As they grown close she continues to find out more and more awful things about her family until the thrilling and unbelievable conclusion. All our questions from the first book in the series are answered and I'm looking forward to the next se
Gina wooldridge
Feb 15, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I say this every time I get an Ellie Masters book in my hands but I can’t put them down. This is the final Book in the Aloha team series and I am so sad to see the end . This story is full of love and betrayal and hot as hell sex. Liam is the last man single and once he meets Maria he’s a goner also. Maria loves Sybil and her unending loyalty strikes Liam straight through the heart. This book is full of twists and horror . If you haven’t read the series do so if you have then make sure you get t ...more
Sue Payton
Feb 14, 2022 rated it it was amazing
The Guardians are still dealing with the trafficking of woment. Maria might be the CEO of the pleasure boat/casino, but she's about to find out a lot of secrets of her family and what they are doing. Liam is the last single Guardian and is with 3 others to go to the casino and find the kidnapped women. Plenty of action, heat, and secrets abound. HEA. ...more
S Huizenga
Feb 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Buckle up kids, here we go... This is the book where we find out the "WHO" behind the latest string of abductions.

To begin, this is the 6th in this series and if you've read any of my other reviews you will know that I will tell you that to get the most out of the story you will want to start with book 1. That said there's enough backstory listed that you get the gist of what is happening but if you really want to get into the story there's so much more!!

Rescuing Maria picks up where we left o
Dawnmarie Burke
Feb 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is the 7th book in the Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists series and this story wraps up an AMAZING series. This story features Liam and Maria's "fake relationship" romance as we've reached the end for the men of Alpha team on the Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists. They finally have the information that they need to dismantle the human trafficking network. Maria is a mafia princess who's father just recently died leaving her the controlling shares in the family hotel. Her mother isn't ex ...more
Feb 21, 2022 rated it really liked it
Rescuing Maria is the final book for this series, the one where Liam - Alpha 6 falls hard for a woman he never sees coming. 
This story was thrilling, fast paced, full of passion and danger. It was heart wrenching at times, but I loved every minute of Liam and Maria's fast paced love story.  

It's easy to fall for Liam, his confidence, charm and quick wit make him stand out. But as with all these Guardians Liam takes his job very seriously and he'll do anything to rescue those that have been taken
Feb 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing
An excellent ending to the series

by A Lady Rider

I have loved this whole series written by Ellie Masters. With each book I think that THIS one is my favorite. But in reality, I don't have a favorite. I love them all equally. One thing I love about the books are that we see characters from book to book and series to series. I feel apart of this world. I WANT to be a part of the world. These are standalone books but so much better as a whole series.

The main characters are so likable and the storyli
Melanie Marnell
Feb 19, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Rescuing Maria is the quintessential ending to the Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists and perfectly encapsulates the entire series. Suspense, intrigue, danger, action and white hot can you go wrong? Guardian has finally pulled all the threads and gotten the intel they need to shut down and completely dismantle the human trafficking network. Be prepared...there are some shocking revelations. When all is said and done Rescuing Maria is the perfect segue to Guardian HRS: Bravo team.

Feb 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is book seven and the final book in The Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists and it is Maria and Liam's story and omg it is definitely a must read. I have had the honour of reading every single book in this series but I have to say that this is my all time favourite and I don't say that lightly as every book was absolutely amazing. The characters and storyline pulled you in right from the start and the twists and turns along with betrayal, mystery, action, suspense, danger, secret's, kidnapp ...more
Bernie Gregson
Feb 22, 2022 rated it really liked it
more of the great rescue operations group
The series continues with Liam and Maria. Liam is appointed to be her guardian after he comes onto contact with Maria during an operation to infiltrate the family organisation She is CEO of a large hotel and despite her efforts is undermined by her soulless mother and her power grabbing uncle. Her life as she knows it is thrown into chaos following her best friend Sybil is taken and she has to face some very harsh truths and trafficking, murder
Feb 19, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Rescuing Maria is the last book for the Alpha team and what a way to end! It is different from the previous books, not only in that it is quite a bit longer, but that while the clear focus is on Liam and Maria, of course, there is also a bit of reminiscing about how amidst the hunt for the worst kind of criminals there is all the team members found love. It's a great recap and for those who haven't read the complete series, an incentive to do so asap! I also loved how we get to see all the diffe ...more
Debbie Caswell
Feb 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is the final book in the Guardian Hostage Rescue series and what a conclusion it is It has all the hallmarks of this wonderful series suspense dram action and of course romance but i have to tell you in this final book that is all on steroids

Maria has closed her eyes to what her family really is people have told her they where criminals bit she knows in her heart that isn't true That is until her best friend disappears from the Belvedere the hotel she manages This puts her in contact with L
Feb 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing
After Maria realises that her friend has vanished in her hotel she owns. When she was looking at the security screens she realised that intruders were in her hotel removing three women. She chases after them, and is pulled into a van by Liam. Lian is a member of Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists and they were rescuing kidnapped women who were going to be trafficked. Maria agrees to pretend to be engaged to Liam to give the team access to her hotel. It looks like her uncle and super controlling ...more
Feb 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
These books just keep getting better and better. I adored Liam and Maria.
Their connection from the very start was just simplistic and amazing. I adored how flirty Liam was and how quickly Maria came on board but her reservation at the start was totally understandable.
Maria's family were criminals but she had no idea how bad till her best friend Sybil was abducted. The Guardians captured her and she ended up helping them when she was paired up with Liam as her fake fiancee.
The whole book was a
Debbie Benson
Feb 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Maria is looking for her friend Sybil and comes across some Guardians rescuing three women. She ends up being taken as well. Sparks fly between Liam and Maria which leads to their false engagement as a cover once Maria learns about some of what her uncle is doing. Maria and Liam working together discover more of what her family including her mother have been up to which they will pay for. Maria and Liam get t ...more
Feb 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
OMG !!! loved it !! love this series !!! love Maria and Liam... this is their story... a fast paced action packed drama... and the last of this series... Maria is the Princess in the ivory Tower... a mafia princess but, she never believed it... until... she couldn't deny it... her best friend goes missing.. she must find her... she runs into Liam... she thinks he's the bad guy until... now, they have to work together... as a couple ? it becomes real fast... they have to deal with her mother... a ...more
Mary Brannian
Feb 19, 2022 rated it it was amazing
"Package acquired. Delivery as discussed." - Muriel

Such an innocuous phrase, one that shouldn't give you a second thought... That is, unless....

"I live in a glass tower, a princess of circumstance, and prisoner of the Rossi name." - Maria Rossi

Maria Rossi is a modern day princess; living and working in her ivory tower. Yet appearances can be deceiving. Her father recently dead, her mother cold and unfeeling, the only bright spot in Maria's day is her best friend Sybil. When Sybil fails to appear
Anne Donaldson
Feb 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I looked for a sixth star; this book merits it. This is the last in the Alpha Team series for the Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists, but remember that there are more letters in the alphabet! We get more than a brief cameo of Forest; he seems more real after this than after his own book even. But the focus is on Maria Rossi – Sophia’s friend, from those familiar with her story – and Liam, her Guardian. My heart broke for Maria in this story, and it stopped a few times too. This is a book filled ...more
Heather Nakkar
Feb 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!!! Okay deep breaths Ellie Masters’ fans. This is it! The one we’ve all waited for and dreaded at the same time. The ending to the John Snowden legacy.

Liam and Maria light up the pages from start to finish. Their chemistry is off the charts HOT! Yes, all caps. We have waited so long for this book and Ellie Masters did not disappoint in any way. It brings everyone together to finish the story we have followed for so long.

Run don’t walk to add this one to the collection. I received an AR
Feb 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is the 7th and final book in the Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists series and so ends an AMAZING series. This is Liam and Maria's story. She is a mafia princess who goes into a "fake relationship" romance with Liam to finally get the the information that they need to dismantle the human trafficking network. How this happens is an amazing story. So please sit back and enjoy the roller coaster ride you are about to partake in!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am volunta
Feb 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I can’t believe we are finally going to get the answers we’ve been dying for. This is the 7th and final book in the series. I couldn’t wait to read. This story is about This is the book picks up where we left off with Rescuing Sybil. Maria is desperately looking for her best friend Sybil. She heads to the Guardians to confront them, and yep, she’s planning on using her gun to get the answers she wants. Unfortunately she uses it on Liam who quickly disarms her before she can shoot. Then pulls her ...more
Colleen Salmon
Mar 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing

This whole series has been fantastic. The books have everything you would want and every emotion. They were all can't put down once started and at times I was tingling with nerves as to what was happening even though I knew the books would have happy endings. One of the books especially had me all over the place reading it and I won't spoil what one of was. Read them all and in order. Believe me, they are worth it. I would suggest you read all the books in order starting with the rock
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