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Night Hawk (Elite Ops #1.5)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  2,129 Ratings  ·  65 Reviews
Night Hawk is a free short story ebook that is part of the Elite Ops series by Lora Leigh.

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ebook, 14 pages
Published February 2009 by St Martin's (first published 2009)
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Feb 09, 2009 rated it liked it
It's a really, really short story, and there's no closure. It reads like a prequel to the next(?) book in the Elite Ops series. I need to read Wild Card, the first book in the series, before I decide if I'm going to embark on this series or not.

EDITED TO ADD: Well, I've reread this short story after finishing Wild Card and things are clearer and better now. Am I going to read the next book in the series? I'm not sure.
Julie (jjmachshev)
Feb 06, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
While I loved what story there was, I finished "Night Hawk", an e-book by Lora Leigh, and I was like, "Where's the rest?" It was TOO short with no closure and I first assumed maybe this was just chapter one of a future book, but no. Now I'm just irritated because I felt left hanging.
Feb 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Lora Leigh's 'Elite Ops' series
Reads like a prologue to the upcoming "Maverick". Hopefully these characters, Travis and Lillian (Black Jack and Night Hawk), will get their own story,
Riverina Romantics
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
I didn't know it was possible, but I just read a story by Lora Leigh that had no sex in it.
I feel a little ripped off, like going out with the town slut and only getting a kiss at the end of the date.
It was good though...but very short.
Oct 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm loving the series so far, but this one really seems pointless. There is no closure to this short. It's only 11 pages (on my nook color) so there was really no way to do anything with it. I understand it was free from the author's web site, but it was a tease. I want their whole story.

I am very happy to inform you that the rest of Black Jack and Lilly's story is in book 4 of the Elite Ops series, and it is wonderful!!
Feb 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Like Auntee said, this is almost like a prologue for Maverick and possibly a prelude to a story featuring Black Jack and Night Hawk. They've definitely got some serious chemistry going on. Looking forward to reading Maverick and seeing what happens between Rissa and Micah.
3 stars - Romantic Suspense

This is a nice filler story in the Elite Ops series and a precursor for book #3, Maverick, and possibly future installments. It gave us something to pass the time after Wild Card and while waiting for the release of Maverick.
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
not sure what the point of this one was? Should have been a prologue to another book........
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-f
The next series after Tempting Seals. The stories follow the same formula (Alpha male protecting tough/sexy female) but Lora Leigh manages to make each story and each dangerous situation unique - yet they build off the last one and continue to be just and intriguing and exciting, additionally, the sex scenes are HOT!
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Jan 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who've read other things in the series
Recommended to Mollie *scoutrmom* by: nobody
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Angela Goodrich
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I reviewed this book as part of the Taken anthology.

This is a REALLY short story. It felt like more of a chapter than a short story. There’s definite chemistry between Night Hawk and Black Jack, but there’s really not much that happens in this particular story. It’s definitely a teaser. Ms. Leigh, that was just cruel. But I’m certainly interested in reading more of this story, so I’d say the author accomplished her mission.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest re
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’ve only read the first book of the series, Wild Card, as part of a Heroes ans Heartbreakers read-along, and I quite liked it. Nighthawk makes me want to go forward in the series, at least to the fourth book, which is the one actually about Travis and Lillian (the second one is about the case they discuss in the short story, but it’s another member of Elite Ops who handle it). I really liked the atmosphere Leigh had written in that short story, and well, secret agents are one of my favorite thi ...more
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2016
This was a very short story, but it really didn't feel that rushed (unlike other shorts I've read recently). I've been briefly exposed to this Elite Ops world in a previous story, but this short just reinforces that I should read the series. In this story, we watch the delicate balance between two working ops tip into romance. The sexual chemistry is off the charts and had me on the edge of my seat. Sure, I'm sad that we don't get to see where it goes, but I guess the point is to make me want to ...more
Jan 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
This seemed a lot shorter then a novella or even a short. It felt more like an entry or segment of a chapter; not even really long enough to be a full chapter. But I enjoyed the introduction to Night Hawk and Black Jack's story, which I know continues in the Elite Ops Book 4 (Black Jack). I know there is mention of Risa Clay who is in book 2 (Maverick) so I don't know why this wouldn't just be part of that book to explain Orion was after Risa. Even though I enjoyed this short short, it kind of f ...more
Jul 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
i enjoyed reading wild card a little. i wished they sticked with the same character throughout the series but each book represents an elite ops member and their lover. the only person i can imagine as being young and sexy is nathan malone. everyone else described in the book seemed too old (jordan), or thick headed and burly (the rest of the characters). this short story wasn't anything worth reading.
Apr 17, 2010 rated it it was ok
Although they say that this is a short story, don't be fooled. This is like a prologue to Black Jack.
Absolutely nothing happens in the 15 short pages.
If you go into this book expecting an actual story, you will be sorely dissapointed. This is a prologue that Lora Leigh should have just placed in her next book.
I do appreciate the free look into it, but calling it a short story is just wrong.
I don't like short stories. Typically, stories less than 100 pages do nothing for me. I only read this one because it was between Wild Card and Maverick. However, I'm not entirely sure it was really critical to the series. We don't get to know the characters well and nothing really happens, but then again how could it in fourteen pages? Nice level of sexual heat, but I'm glad I didn't pay for this.
Although listed as an e-book here, this is really just a teaser for Maverick and an introduction to Nighthawk and Black Jack. It is a short story just to keep interest in the series. It does its job. Plenty of good interaction between Nighthawk and Black Jack (Travis). I'm looking forward to Black Jack's book. wonder when that one will be...
Too short to really enjoy it, but it did whet my appetite for more. I guess I really should start with this series once and for all. Of course it helps knowing the characters, Travis and Lillian, have their own book - Black Jack.
AlligatorSmith Reads Good Books
Definitely need to read this before starting Black Jack, #4 in the series, or you wont know why the book starts the way it does. The series order says this is #1.5, but it really doesn't add that much to the series other than to introduce the main characters for Black Jack, #4.
Mar 10, 2013 rated it liked it
A nice whetting of the appetite for future MCs, Travis and Lillian. It explains a bit where the intel came from for Maverick but that's about all it does as far as story line for the series goes. But I am now eager to read their story in Black Jack.
Angel Ruess
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
This was only a few pages long, and was included in the book Taken. Now I understood it because I read the Tempting SEALs and currently reading the Elite Ops books. But for someone who hasn't read those series, Night Hawk would be very confusing.
Sep 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, special-ops
Argh! It was just the beginning of a story. I want to know more about Travis and Jillian. Ms Leigh, this is not fair!

The tension between the two, the longing, the attraction. The story is only 14 pages but it grips you from the first word. God that woman can write.
Read as part of the Taken

He can't lose the one that got away get away again, especially into enemy hands.

Definitely a prologue to Maverick, but not something you have to read. In fact, I read this short story after I read Maverick. Cute little story - I'm hoping Black Jack and Night Hawk get their own book (and soon) - my curiosity is definitely peaked!
Patty McKenna Van Hulle
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A quickie Wham, Bam, SCREAMINV MA'AM & REPEAT story!
Sep 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Fast and fun worth the add to the collection of the Elite Ops
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
I know it said short story, but I felt like this was more of a blurb for the Black Jack novel.
Nothing Like A Good Book!!!! Wood
Loved it...
Oct 27, 2013 marked it as to-read
Had been on the web, but not as of 12/14. Now in book "Taken", with other short stories. Not at SDCL.
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Elite Ops (7 books)
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  • Maverick (Elite Ops, #2)
  • Heat Seeker (Elite Ops, #3)
  • Black Jack (Elite Ops, #4)
  • Renegade (Elite Ops, #5)
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