Title: Mission: Her Shield
Author: Anna Hackett
Series: Team 52 #7
Dr. Natalie Blackwell loves her work as Team 52’s archeologist. She loves helping them find ancient artifacts and saving the world. What she doesn’t expect is to be the one needing rescued. All she can hope for is that her team, especially the sexy Axel, to rescue her. Axel has spent years working alongside Natalie and has fought his attraction the whole time. When she is kidnapped it forces him to admit his feelings, but he refuses to act on them still. But Natalie has other plans.
“Don’t worry, Axel. I’ll make falling in love as painless as possible for you.”
I loved this book. It picks up right where the last one ended with Natalie’s unexpected kidnapping at an archeology convention. Natalie is one tough cookie. She had a lonely childhood with neglectful parents, so she is super independent. She is an archeologist, and very smart. She isn’t afraid to stand up for herself and fight back when kidnapped. But my favorite thing about Natalie was that she never let Axel push her away. She stood up to him and kept pushing until he gave into his feelings for her. She is one of my favorite women in this series!
“Just because you’ve had your cock inside me, doesn’t mean you get to boss me around.”
Axel has seen and done too much to inflict his darkness on a woman, especially not the beautiful Natalie. Natalie doesn’t seem to understand that though. Axel is the protective alpha that you just can’t help but fall in love with. Natalie has a way of bringing Axel’s walls down and helping him overcome his past. She also shows him that he should be more appreciative of his family because not everyone has that. Watching Axel fall with Natalie’s determination was so perfect and emotional. I loved it!
“You own my heart, Natalie….And what’s left of my soul. I’ve never given them to anyone before.”
My other favorite part of this book was the artifact. This was a fascinating one dealing with the Minoans and the minotaur. I just loved the whole premise of this artifact and the creature it unleashed. I loved this book and I cannot wait for the next book, which is the last one sadly. Jonah so needs to find himself a kickass woman and I cannot wait to see him fall.
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