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Hot Target (Troubleshooters #8)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  6,589 Ratings  ·  318 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann knows exactly what makes hearts race and pulses pound: peril and passion. No one succeeds more brilliantly at blending these exhilarating elements in breathtaking novels of men and women forced to grapple with the deepest emotions and the highest risks. And there’s no better proof than her new novel of suspense: Hot Targe ...more
Published December 28th 2004 by Ballantine Books (first published 2004)
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Kaje Harper

This was a reread for the I-don't-know-howmanyth time. I had this book in paperback, and it was battered enough that I saw a $5 hardcover and bought that. Suzanne Brockmann is my favorite author of contemporary M/F romance, and in this book she gives Jules, her gay FBI agent, his own romance thread.

This book is part of the "Troubleshooters" series, but it can be a starting point - I read it first. You will miss some of the secondary character by-play. Also at the beginning, Jules meets up with A
4 stars – Romantic Suspense

Two main reasons to read this book:

1) Navy SEAL Cosmo Richter: He’s strong, tender, protective, intelligent, caring, brave, emotionally honest, fierce, sweet, and just flat-out too yummy for words!

2) FBI Agent Jules Cassidy: The openly gay agent (one of the best characters in the series) has been a trusted, devoted, fearless, and loyal teammate and confidant to SEAL Team 16 and Troubleshooters, Inc. and is looking for his own well deserved moment in the “sunlight” an
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED Cosmo Richter! He's the strong, silent type and extremely loyal. His relationship with Jane Chadwick is off the charts steamy. Loved everything about this story.

Also loved the secondary storyline involving Jules and the introduction of the enigmatic Robin Chadwick and Adam. We see a more vulnerable Jules, which just made him appear more complex. Can't wait to see how these relationships continue.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Y le doy 5 porque no le puedo poner más.
Esta serie ya me gustaba mucho pero con este libro se supera!!!
Como en toda los libros de la serie está la relación de la pareja protagonista, Cosmo y Jane, y una secundaria y es en ésta donde el libro me ha deslumbrado, con un Jules desatado (era un personaje secundario en libros anteriores que parecía interesante) y no cuento más porque no quiero espoilear pero todo lo que le pasa a Jules es mucho más interesante que lo que le ocurre a los teóricos prota
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me ha encantado! Es sabido que me encantan este tipo de libros de fuerzas especiales y este es de lo mejorcito que he leído, el mejor. A parte del romance entre los protas, la acción y la intriga, todo el libro toca un tema llevado con mucha sensibilidad y cariño extremo. Los protagonistas Jane y Cosmo me han encantado pero está Jules que es lo más adorable, sincero y sensible... Me ha enamorado absolutamente. Para mi la ha salido con Jules.
Jules, te quedas conmigo!!
Gracias Elsa p
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
4.5 Stars - Another outstanding book in the Troubleshooters series! Navy Seal Chief Cosmos Richter is a man of few words, but when he speaks, everyone listens. His reputation/legend proceeds him. It's said many men fear him. A giant of a man, Cosmos is strong, protective, gorgeous and "real" - a safe harbor in stormy seas. He meets Jane Chadwick, movie producer, when he hires on with the Troubleshooters as one of her bodyguards after her life is threatened. Cosmos & Jane appear to be total o ...more
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Looking for something to occupy his time while on leave from the Navy SEALs, Cosmo Richter takes a job with Troubleshooters, Inc. They have been hired by a Hollywood Studio to protect movie producer Jane Mercedes Chadwick. She has received death threats from extremist groups who object to a real-life World War II hero being portrayed as gay. As Cosmo and the other Troubleshooters, as well as FBI Agent Jules Cassidy, try to find who is behind the threats, their investigation turns deadly.

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5 Loving' Jack Stars!

The storyline of a lost love♥

This is a loved story about Cosmo and Jane, and the start and end of a love story of Jules my favorite. I swoon over Jules. But, in this story the stand out was Jack. And, his love story...well a piece of it...I adored Jack, and his love story is the best historical yet.

"it was the story of Jack Shelton and Harold “Hal” Lord, two young American soldiers who met in Paris in early 1945, toward the end of World War II". And, I loved the beautifu
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Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jules Jules Jules ♥♥♥♥♥
I had been reading Brockmann's Seals Series from the beginning and always enjoyed them. This one? Eh. Too much Jules not enough of the supposed hero and heroine.

In Hot Target, it just ticked me off that she spent so much time on the Jules, Robin, Adam triangle that she wasn’t able to develop Cosmo and Jane- the supposed hero and heroine of the story. I liked Cosmo dammit, I wanted to have his story!

Anyway, I’m gonna give this one only 3 of 4, for being annoying.

Hot Target has made me want to go back and reread the backlist. Except Flashpoint. Apart from a few sections where I felt it got a little preachy, Hot Target is now one of my favorite all-time RS. And that it's an MF is a big surprise despite my waning enchantment with MM romance. Or perhaps the secondary romance between Jules and Robin, just seeded here and not quite taken root yet, is a bigger reason for my enjoyment than I realize?

The last time I read a Tr
Mar 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Action and fun all in one. Don't care for black out scenes though!
Dec 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finally had a huge chunk of time to read a couple more of the books in this addictive series. I wasn't going to write a review of this because when I was finished, I downloaded Breaking Point and started it immediately, because MAX, but I decided to throw a quick review together anyhow.

When I started this book, I thought we were mostly going to be getting Cosmo's story but the big surprise for me was that this was just as much Jules' story. I was THRILLED because if Jules was real he'd totally
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ah, I have missed this world! There is nothing like the way Suzanne builds story arcs over multiple books. When I first went into this book, I was a bit skeptical of the movie angle, but it worked surprisingly well. Cosmo was such a unique character. People think he's a robot, but instead he's a sensitive, shy, open-minded Navy SEAL. I adored his character. But the development of Jules and Robin... yes! It's been awhile since I've read a good m/m story, and the emotional struggles and angst of t ...more
Paola Segura
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oct-12, aug-16
Just re-read this and loved it even more the 2nd time.
Karina Garcia
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El suspense romantico es uno de mis generos favoritos y esta historia me ha gustado mucho, no solo por sus protagonistas sino por todos los secundarios que han acompañado a Janie y Cos..
Jules me robo el corazón.
I loved this book. It was a little bit too long, but I still liked it a lot. It had everything I look for in these kind of books; suspense, romance, mystery, drama. But I feel like this book was more character driven, so that what I'm going to talk about in this review.

Characters I liked:

Jules. Yes, I'm starting out with him because he was the greatest character in this book. I just love him so much... his character development throughout the book was amazing. I want him to be happy so bad. He

Este es el segundo libro que leo de la Sra. Brockmann y aunque ha estado muy entretenido no ha sido especialmente interesante.
Lo que más me gusta de esta serie es que cada libro tiene varias historias de amor, y es esto precisamente, lo que ha hecho que éste no haya estado tan bien. Han sido demasiadas y el romance principal ha perdido fuelle por culpa de los romances secundarios.
Por un lado tenemos a Jane (aka Mercedes) y Cosmo que deberían ser el romance principal aunque no me ha parecido así.
May 14, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-read
I started reading this series many years ago and really enjoyed them. We had this big climatic build up to Sam and Alyssa’s story. After reading that though, I felt let down. It just didn’t live up to expectations. But I thought, okay…lots of pressure there for that one. Every writer has a disappointing book at some time or another for their fans. This one was it for me. It was awhile before I read the next book, though I had purchased it. Thinking I’m going to get back into reading her stuff. I ...more
Feb 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jules and Robin's relationship in All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas made me want to read Hot Target, but Suzanne Brockmann's wonderful writing has made me want to go back to the beginning of the Troubleshooters series and read them all. I was afraid that I'd find everything but the Jules/Robin 'relationship' boring but that was not the case. I enjoyed everything about this book. I thought the plot/case was very interesting and kept my attention the entire time. (Unlike Kiss the G ...more
Jess Candela
Reread 14Nov2013 Yup, still one of my favorites.

Reread 08Jun2012 How could I have forgotten how much I love this book? I'd remembered it was one of my favorite in the series, but that's not the same as remembering the full awesomeness that is this book. Not only is it the beginning of the Jules-Robin relationship arc, but Cosmo is one of my favorite heroes of the series, and I think he and Jane complement each other nicely.

I laughed, I cried, I cringed, and overall had a fantastic time reacquain
As much as I hate giving this book only 3 stars, I just can't bring myself to give it another. I liked it, but that's about it. Usually when I read a book by SB, I hate putting it down (I could so put this one down). Compared to the others, this one just did not do it for me. I just could not get into the story line. I really liked all of the characters (loved Jane and her sassiness), but the story line (for me) just was difficult.
Love Cosmo & Jane and a fab story. Poor Jules I wish he could find a nice boy x
“You know, that’s the funny thing about always. He’ll always come back until one day he doesn’t. Kind of like living forever—right up until the day you die.”
Jo Garcia
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quiet Cosmo ended up being my favorite out of all the Troubleshooters. Sam Starret and Izzy Zanella included, goddamit.

Now that I've finished all the books in the whole series, I can confirm that Cosmo remains my favorite. He is just perfect.

Wendy F
Oh man, this was excellent!

In the beginning I was a little bit bored, but the more I read the more I found myself stuck. I literally could not put this book down, it was sickening. My poor husband. My poor child. I was a statue holding a book all fugging day.

Like usual there were multiple relationships going on in this installment. Normally I get so much more enjoyment out of the stories that take a few books to complete, like Sam and Alyssa or Max and Gina. That's still true of this one, but I
The book in which the paths of FBI Agent Jules Cassidy and movie star Robin Chadwick first cross. It’s all due to Robin’s sister, writer/producer Jane, who’s receiving death threats because of the movie she’s making (and in which Robin stars). The main love story is between Jane and her bodyguard (ha…yeah, cue the Whitney Houston), a Navy SEAL who’s earning some extra money while he’s on leave to take care of his injured mother. Jane and Cosmo held my interest for maybe a third of the novel, mos ...more
Well, I've been reading actual Good Books -- but I couldn't stand any more of the suffering Louise Penny was putting her characters through, so this week I find myself reading trash instead for a bit of a break.

Yes, friends, this book is trash. However, it's competently written trash, and I suppose I can see how this author could sell a bazillion copies of her novels. Her prose is nothing to write home about, but it's serviceable. Her characters are throwaways, but appealing enough to waste a fe
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After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-five years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award- ...more
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“He spoke in telegram-as if every word he used cost five bucks, and he only had a twenty in his wallet.” 13 likes
“I'll be careful."
He looked at her.
"I promise."
"Call me if you need me."
He turned to look at her.
"It does go both ways. I don't want to get a call from Tom Paoletti and Decker every Memorial Day.”
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