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Hostile Territory by Marie James is 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 and 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 with Kindle Unlimited! Don’t miss out on the 𝑯𝑶𝑻 𝑴𝑬𝑵 of the Blackbridge security team!

Can you call someone an enemy if you haven’t seen them for the better part of a decade?

Deacon Black is perfectly content with the status quo—work, sleep, repeat.

Who cares if he’s rigid, structured, and set in his ways?

It’s a job requirement that keeps his men safe and his company’s doors open.

One phone call is all it takes to upend his life and land him right back into a past he has tried to forget.

Revisiting old ghosts is the last thing he needs.

Especially when the forced trip down memory lane includes the only woman he never wanted to see again.

Annalise Grimaldi hit the jackpot with her life—from her trust fund to her best friend, she has it all.

But her world comes crashing to a halt when her best friend vanishes— leaving behind an apartment in tatters and more questions than answers.

There’s only one person she can think of that can help in a situation like this.

She hates to make the call, but there isn’t a thing she wouldn’t do to make sure her friend is found.

Even setting aside her hatred for Deacon Black.

NICUnurse’s Review of Hostile Territory by Marie James

Hostile Territory is book one of the all-new Blackbridge Security series from Marie James. This is a romantic suspense/military romance series. Now, I can’t say I’m a Marie James superfan, but I do enjoy most of her books. I’m not a fan of MC series books in general so I can’t speak to that series at all. But I did really like her Westover Prep series. If you like YA angsty books, be sure to check that series out. It will be right up your alley.

What I liked about the book: Anna’s character development was well done and we see a lot of emotional growth in her as the story develops. And Deacon’s past has pretty much set him in a place to be very stubborn and resistant to change. But he’s not completely inflexible. The book does a great job of setting up the friendships between the Blackbridge employees to the point that I can see a lot of potential for future stories. 

What I didn’t like about the book: I am a romantic suspense and military romance super fan. I read a LOT of romantic suspense books, thanks to an early obsession fostered by none other than Nora Roberts. Unfortunately, I felt like the suspense part was not developed well at all. It almost seemed too easy. 

NICUnurse’s Rating: Like I said earlier, I do enjoy reading books by Marie James, but the suspense in Hostile Territory fell a bit flat for me. Now, it wasn’t a flop by any stretch of the imagination. It intrigued and entertained me enough to finish the book in two days. And I’m looking forward to seeing where she takes this series. It’s definitely got some real potential!

All in all, I give Hostile Territory by Marie James 4 out of 5 propellers!


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Marie James is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance. She’s book boyfriend crazy, the mother of two rowdy boys, and a wife of 15+ years. She’s obsessed with tacos, otters, and FunCo Pops figures. Born, raised, and still living in central Texas, Marie spends most of her time locked away writing and reading.








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