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Black Jack

(Elite Ops #4)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  6,790 ratings  ·  213 reviews
The Secret Service can't control him. The British government can't silence him. But renegade agent Travis Caine is one loose cannon you don't want to mess with, so his commanders cut him a break—and cut him loose. His new HQ is America's top intelligence force, Elite Ops. His new code name is "Black Jack." And his new assignment is to die for.

She's smart, sexy, scintillati
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3.5 Mommy Dearest Stars

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“God help me, I missed you,” he groaned as his lips tore from hers and moved to her jaw, her neck. “Missed seeing you, touching you.”

So Black Jack is the 4th book in the Elite Ops series. This series started so strong. The last book was blah at best and this one was just a hair above blah. This book could have been so good, but instead it seemed kinda generic and repetitious. You can take the H/H names from the other books and swamp em and no one would p
3 ½ stars – Romantic Suspense

"Black Jack"? More liked "Bored Jack"!

Lillian Belle, code name Night Hawk, is an undercover agent for Elite Ops, but when a head wound from a near miss assassination attempt leaves her with amnesia, her past and the dangerous secrets she harbors become a threat. Lilly's former trainer, fellow Elite Ops agent, and lover Travis Caine, code name Black Jack, is assigned to keep tabs on her when she's returned to her family and former life and to uncover the conspiracy be
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
We got a glimpse of Night Hawk and Black Jack in a short story awhile back, and we knew there was some serious something between them, and finally we find out exactly what it is! There’s a sexual chemistry that can’t be denied, or ignored, and this book sizzles with passion as our hero and heroine burn up the pages.

In my opinion, Lora Leigh writes some of the best heroes out there, hands down; Whether wholly human or part human-part animal, they are hot, demanding, and in charge, and Travis Cain
This was a reread for me.


As intense the second time around. I so love the chemistry and sexual tension these two had, throughout the entire book. Lot's of emotion and action. And I loved the hero and the heroine was strong and very likable.

I forgot that LL writes some steamy/erotica scenes that are graphic. I must be getting old, just a little too much for me and skimmed some of those scenes.

I wish it had an epilogue years later, would have been a five star all they way.
This is the second LL book in a row that I've read where the ending left me less than satisfied. I liked the book for the most had its good point and bad points. But then the end just went and loused it up. It left the story feeling incomplete and that just annoys me. So instead of giving this a weak 4 stars, I'm giving it a weak 3 stars.

Series Note:
I'd recommend reading this series in order.

Elite Ops agenst Black Jack (Travis Caine) and Night Hawk (Lilly Belle) have been setti
I loved this book, very intense reading and no boring moment!

Lily was trained by Travis when she first joined Elite Ops. They saved each other during many missions during these six years. Although they were attracted to each other, their career and past made them resist the chemistry between them. After one night together, Lily was shot so she lost her memory of the six year in Elite Ops. Elite Ops let Lily returned to her family and old life. Travis was ordered not only to protect her from afa
Feb 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm stuck between rating this book a 3 star or 4 stars so I'll give it 4 stars because the ending was well done.
I had some problems with this book. It seemed Lora Leigh discribed too many things over and over again. Also I wished the book would have had more action. As always Lora Leigh turns the heat up between the H&H. Would I say you should run out and buy this book? No, I would not but I'd say if your a LL fan as I am, give it a try.
Feb 12, 2010 rated it did not like it
Wow- this is the first Lora Leigh book I couldn't work up the enthusiasm to finish. The hero and heroine were boring and lacking in chemistry- my usual "go to" to hold up a "same old, same old" plot she's trotted out too many times before... and vice versa for that matter.

Sorry to say,

Sep 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010, best-of-2010
WOW. Just wow. After reading LL's last book (Heat Seeker) I was afraid she had lost her touch, but this book proves me totally wrong.

If you have read the short story Night Hawk you will be familiar with the main characters. The story starts with Night Hawk meeting Black Jack (aka Lillie and Travis) to exchange a CD of information. The chemistry is hot and instantaneous. They share one night of forbidden passion before going back to their assignments. The next day, an assassination attempt is mad
This is the fourth installment in the Elite Ops series. Black Jack and Night Hawk were both introduced in Leigh's short story Night Hawk, which was released as a free download only. Honestly, I don't think that any of the previous books are necessary to get this story, but this series is best read in order to really understand all the characters and the ongoing story.

Lady Victoria Lillian Harrington just "returned" from the dead after 6 years. She has returned to her family, but as a very differ
Willow Brook
Jan 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
A reluctant 4 stars or maybe 3 1/2 stars. Much more staight forward than the confusing Heat Seeker and much better editing. People keep trying to kill the heroine. Lilly is an amnesiatic Elite Ops agent who after being shot in the head, can't remember the previous 6 years. She returns to her life as the daughter of the aristocractic British family she left after the first time she was nearly killed.

Travis is the agent who trained Lilly and has been her lover. There is much ominous talk among th
Sep 12, 2010 rated it it was ok
I just finished this one and it was so bad I am speechless.

All of these books are just starting to be a more convoluted version of the one that came before. Cookie cutter stories that get more and more muddled as they go on. I do have to say that this one had some better editing than we have seen in awhile. Characters never before mentioned did not make any surprise appearances at the end.

When we got near the big reveal it was all explained out like some monologue from a scooby doo episode. You
I liked this story.

Lillian Belle ran away from her powerful influential family and joined the Elite Ops and is code named Night Hawk.

She's nearly killed and suffers amnesia and although she's been (missing) for sent home to her family. Her mother is happy to have her back, but Lillian feels like she doesn't fit in with the aristrocracy and slowly her memory starts to return in bits and pieces....She knows there is danger, but she doesn't know who to trust.

Travis Caine (code name Bla
Mar 23, 2010 rated it liked it
For the first time, I didn't truly enjoy one of LL's "Ops" books. I felt the book had too many repetitions of phrases (kinda like Ms. L thought we may not notice the explanation unless she said it twice in a row, once per each chapter), the characters were weak and Lilly was unbelievable in her amnesia. She was given plenty of information to allow her to understand what was happening to her but she didn't ever get it. There was nothing wrong with Travis, but nothing spectacular either. I think t ...more
Evelyn Bryant
Mar 17, 2010 rated it it was ok
Basically, I like Lora Leigh books well enough because there are different aspects such as the adventure and suspense. The team and the brotherhood or sisterhood as it were between the members of the teams are also good. The sexual tensions between the hero and the heroine are well enough although I do wonder about the author and some of her ideas about sexual gratification. The sex scenes are more graphic than romantic and I personally feel more romance would be helpful.I have read several of t ...more
If there's any description for me to summed up this book, it'd be over the top. The characterization, the drama, the conflicts, arguments, etc; everything is just too much. Hence, over the top. The series for me, has been lackluster since Heat Seeker . It just lost its appeal and the suspense that I had fallen in love with in Wild Card. And the ending, for me, was lazy. I just hope that Nik's story, which I hope will be the next one since he's my favorite agent, will be a much better improvement ...more
3 stars which would have been more if the ending wasn't so rushed and conveniently tied up all n a pretty bow.
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Did I read this book or did I not? The cover and name looked familiar and yet... no review and no date read. I looked at the book blurb and thought... maybe I haven't read it. It doesn't sound familiar. I borrowed it from the library, within minutes, I realized I was wrong. I have read it. I completely forgot about it but with just a couple of prompts, it all came rushing back. Breezing through this book, I remember why I enjoy this cotton candy book.

This is a book that has a mediocre plot with
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
This was an interesting and and twisting story. I really enjoyed the characters and their personalities. I would most definitely like to read more in this series. There's plenty of suspense and action, emotions, strength and courage, intriguing situations, dicey scenes, lots of steaminess and a good HEA. I enjoyed reading this and it pulled me in. Some of the steaminess kinda got a little exasperating or...tiring, but I WAS reading this in one sitting, soooo... Great for the anytime read or for ...more
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
3.5 Stars: The series is getting a bit repetitive for me. They know eachother from their past life and someone is trying to kill one of them on and on. Yes I will be reading the next book but I really hoping it gets better.

I do love how Lily didn't take any ones shit. She knew who she was eventhough she was fighting some amnesia.
May 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
really really did not like this book. OK Lora did you have to explain 5 different times about the Psychiatric Hospital and why the upper levels of aristocracy used it to punish their children. and the sex was explicit and nastily written. I am sorry but also the plot was so contrived. Black ops would never be like this. So disappointed
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook
I deserve a medal just for finishing this book that went on and on about how the crazed mother was going to have the protagonist committed to a mental institution. I would not recommend it. I read the ebook. 2/5
This is another of LL's racy novels. Though this did have a good story, the cliche phrases she used for description are getting old. I have read a few of her books, and I feel that she is in a rut. I like the characters that she creates, but she needs new material for describing things.

Lilly Belle is a Elite Ops agent that joined the teams six years before, when she was targeted for Murder, along with her Father. Her Father didn't survive, but after a long recovery period and plastic surgery, s
Mar 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
It's been a while since i've read an Elite Ops book but part of the reason i had been holding off on continuing on was because there were a lot of not so great reviews and ratings for this book. Well i'm happy to say i didn't quite feel as negative about it as others have. Was it the best in the bunch?...definitely NOT...but the storyline was entertaining enough and i did really like Travis and Lily and for was an improvement over the last one, Heat Seeker, which i felt was much slower ...more
Nov 11, 2009 rated it liked it
I debated between 3 and 4 stars for this book, but ultimately went with the 3 due to some issues that I had with the book. This series is great fun and for the most part this book was. I liked Lilly and Travis together but one thing that was hard to follow was all the politics with the different units. I really loved how even though her mind was gone Lilly recognized Travis and how her skills didn't leave her, just slowly started to trickle back into her mind. Usually I am able to guess the bad ...more
Mar 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Really, 3.5 stars. Which is such a disappointment because I was really looking forward to this book!

While I wouldn't say it was bad, it definitely fell a little short for me. I also thought the ending was a little abrupt. For some reason, I found myself disconnected from the characters - as I was reading it I never really felt "pulled" like I usually do with Lora Leigh's books. And I've loved all the other Elite Ops stories! Hopefully the next addition to this series will take me back to that ha
Jun 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
While I loved reading about Travis(Black Jack) & Lilly(Night Hawk) I felt cheated with this book. The story was very slow to start and you really didn't get much action throughout the book until the very end. Once things finally started picking up it felt rushed and, with the absence of an Epilogue, unfinished. I want to know how Travis & Lilly overcame her identity being revealed & still remaining part of the Elite Ops division, if that was even the case.

2.75 stars at best for this one!
Oct 25, 2010 rated it liked it
I'm still not sure what I think of Lilly and Travis's story. On the one hand, I like that they are both characters who have survived "death," and on the other hand, I really hated that Lilly lost so much of what made her "Night Hawk." The bits and pieces she remembers were what I liked most, but I would have liked to see her more cynical self find happiness with Travis. Lilly might be one of my least favorite Leigh heroines. But the villain...that might be one of my favorites.
Apr 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Totally loved this one. The ending totally threw me for a lope. Never expected that curve thrown at me!
Christine Kirchoff
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this awhile ago but forgot to post it here. Great book!
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