Thursday, August 4, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Bane (Bad Boys of X-Ops IV) by Rie Warren




BLURB

High stakes.

Low margins.

And everyone wants the woman I’m teamed up with dead. 

BANE

Swagger, strut, snarl. Three things I can do with both eyes closed. Oh, and shoot the shit out of tangos. I always do my job, whether it’s patching up a fellow operative or taking down a serious threat. Apparently this time my job is to babysit Baby Spy. 

We’ve followed the Los Reyes de Guerra cartel to the drug-trafficking capital, Mexico City. Our orders? Get in with the guerrillas and ultimately take them down. There’s only one problem—I have another set of mission directives linked to Kiki AKA Baby Spy. 

Should be easy enough. Except it seems I’ve developed an unhealthy attraction to Kiki, along with an inconvenient conscience. She’s a wild woman with an unforgiving attitude that definitely makes me bone hard for her. 

Nothing is as it appears, least of all Kiki Damage. 


KIKI

Yeah. They call me Baby Spy. I’m fully aware the entire T-Zone team blames me for narking out a previous mission gone wrong. So, I can’t understand why the powers that be assigned me to this op. Or maybe I can, which just makes my situation even more dire. 

I know Bane wants me, but I’m beginning to think he has an ulterior motive for keeping me close. And it’s not just the panty-melting hot sex with the big, gruff, silent killer. There’s something incredibly vulnerable in the way Bane watches me, like he’s looking for one last saving grace. 

None of that matters now. When the situation heats up, I find out Bane’s real mission. I may have fallen in love with him, but it’s already too late. This entire web of lies goes a lot higher than any of us ever imagined, and my neck is only the first one on the line. 

Bane includes a special series epilogue from the badass women: Jade, Tilly, Blaize, and Kiki.




5 STARS

The last and possibly the best of the four book series. Bane, like all of the Ops guys, is rhino tough, but there is a heart he tries to hide, a nagging guilt, some serious secrets, and an unmatched fighting ability. This time, he has the op, KiKi, AKA Baby Spy, is his partner. He has another order he can't share with her. He may or may not agree with the whole crew who thinks she is a spy and ratted out an op, almost killing Walker. There is no doubt about one thing—she is volcano hot, and he wants her.

We finally find out why he and Storm hate each other. We learn all of Bane's story and some secrets not any of the guys know. But don't think Ms. Warren just lays it out, she has to do a little tormenting with details first. The Ops is far from simple, easy or successful, at least not all of it. There is danger from more than the cartel for drugs and weapons. There is also danger to Bane's heart. Kiki is so much more than any of them knew. How can he fight his body, his heart, and his duty? Can he learn to trust her as he does the rest of the team?

For those who like the shoot-em-up-battles, you won't be disappointed. If steam and sexual tension is your deal (and whose isn't) you get plenty. If you want a character study of complicated people, here you go. We get to see the whole team working as a team, and we get the females giving their input in the epilogue—great way to end the series. As much as I wish the series could go on and on, I don't think you could find anyone who fits in with this group and wouldn't diminish the series. Although this is a stand-alone, you will enjoy it more reading in order to fully appreciate this team and their abilities, the women they pair with, and the reason they make the team work.

The highest recommendation from me.
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EXCERPT


The door creaked open, and I slit my eyes in that direction. Between the dark and shadows, I fathomed Kiki’s slim frame entering the room. 

“Where you been, girl?” I grumbled from my cot. 

“Went shopping with Blaize. Got mani-pedis too. What’d you think?” Her low voice shivered across the quiet room—the sound alone setting my cock on edge.

I barked a laugh. That attitude. Damn. My dick stiffened even more beneath the thin blanket. 

“That’s all well and good, but Blaize returned hours ago.”

“Had to get my hair blown out too.” She snarked back. “Mind if I turn on a light?” 

Like fuck she got her hair done—or her nails. The woman was rough and tumble, just the way I liked her. 

“Go ahead.” Hell yeah. Shine some light on her getting undressed. 

I was already naked, and as the light popped on, I sat half-up. The blanket rolled down to my hips, revealing the beginnings of the tats on my shoulders that ranged up the back of my neck. A gritty design of all black ink—symbols that resonated. Brass knuckles, a smoking gun, bullets on fire . . . 

No unicorns, rainbows, or fluffy shit for me. No wise sayings or inspirational words worn on my skin. 

But—dead enter—one name hid among the other marks on my skin. Someone I’d always carry in my heart. 

Kiki’s gaze took a clean sweep of me—my muscled torso, the brown hair centered down my abs and leading to my cock below. She probably noticed the tented fabric, too. 

No mistaking a hard dick practically waving in your face. 

She wore a small grin as she started shucking the sweet leather yoke holster strapped across her chest. Kiki came included with a fucklot of gear all attached to that yoke. KA-BARs she handled with skill and care, twin Glocks she set on safety. 

“You going to watch?” She asked, bending over to unbuckle her boots. 

“Yeah.” Rubbing a hand over my mouth, I hid the wolfish grin. “Could do the gentlemanly thing, but I’m not really that guy.” I shrugged.

She chuckled. “I can see that.”

“Oh. You ain’t seen nothing yet.” My grin stretched even wider if possible. 

“Really?” She whipped off the boots, letting them fall where they lay. “You hiding something?”

She tugged her shirt over her head, revealing a simple black bra and a mesmerizing body. The woman wasn’t a classical beauty. She wasn’t BBF. She was gorgeous, edgy, different, and I liked it. 

“You can come find out if you want.” The words rumbled from my chest as the heat in the room intensified with every shred of clothing she shed. 

“Maybe next time.” With her belt unbuckled, she shimmied her narrow pants off her perfect hips and lean legs. “Thought you didn’t like me, anyway.”

“I’m usually not that quick to judge. Been on the receiving end of assholes’ preconceived notions before.” I hungrily watched as she bent over. 

Nice ass. Firm full cheeks. Skimpy black bikini panties. 

I could definitely work with that. 

“So, do you have the other guys’ backs or mine in this op?” She stood before me, nothing but ivory skin, wicked eyes, nicely shaped tits. 

Very fit for a fuck. Totally in shape for a nightlong naked workout. 

The pale blonde/light pink streaked fauxhawk. The inked sleeves all the way down to the backs of her hands—black tats in delicate paisley and sunburst designs. Too recognizable for someone in our line of work? Maybe. But she had an instant in with the younger, hot-on-the-button criminal element. 

And with me. 

Kiki usually covered her hair with a skullcap, her ink with leather gloves. 

She was one fucking cool cat. I didn’t care what the other dudes thought about her. 

“Your back. I’ve got yours.” Unless I have to shoot you in the back. 

I pushed my blanket even farther down, showing off the hard-worked cuts of muscle on my lower abs. Six pack? That and more. 

“Why don’t you come have mine?” I invited, the words growling out. 

“That bed isn’t big enough for the both of us.” Kiki sauntered toward her cot. “But your ego sure the hell is supersized.”

She shuffled under the covers on her cot across from me. Reaching a hand out from the blanket, she dropped the black bra onto the floor between us. 

“Damn,” I whispered in a hoarse tone. Then a laugh thickened from my throat. “It’s not ego, girl. It’s confidence.”

She flipped to her side, facing me as her fingers fumbled for the light switch. “Goodnight, Mr. Confidence. Hope you sleep well with that boner I just gave you.”





Home of Alpha Male Romance and the Original Bad Boys

and the Don’t Tell series.



Also by Rie Warren


Bad Boys of X-Ops


Four novels, spring/summer 2016




Walker, Book One


Justice, Book Two


Storm, Book Three


Bane, Book Four




Bad Boys of Retribution MC


Complete series—Carolina Bad Boys spinoff




Hunter, Book One


Kinkaid, Book Two




Coletrane, Book Four




Carolina Bad Boys—the original Bad Boys


Ongoing series

Stone, Book One


Ride, the novella from within Stone, Book 1.5


Love, Book Two


Steele, Book Three


Chrome, Book Four



Lowcountry Heat

Sugar Daddy, Book One



Don’t Tell Series


Complete series

In His Command, Book One


On Her Watch, Book Two


Under His Guard, Book Three


In His Sights, novella, Standalone


Freebies

Jingle Bell Rock, Free download


Heart Beats, Download for free


In His Heart, Free download


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