• Nominee for Best Romantic Suspense of 2014 in GDRWA Booksellers' Best Awards
  • 2014 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit Recipient ~ Romantic Suspense   


9780062290847 Hard Target by Kay Thomas

The first installment in the Elite Ops series, featuring sexy ex-military men...and the women who rescue their hearts. 

Former DEA agent Leland Hollis wasn't planning on being a hero. Recovering from an injury sustained during a drug bust gone wrong and with more personal demons than he cares to admit, he wants nothing more than peace and a chance to rebuild his life. But when Anna Mercado's crazy ex shows up wielding a baseball bat, Leland can't ignore his instinct to help. And after her son is kidnapped, Leland agrees to deliver the ransom into dangerous territory south of the border. Anna has no choice but to go with this stranger she's just met if she ever wants to see her son again. But getting the boy out of a violent cartel region involves risking everything. And for that Leland will have to convince Anna to do the scariest thing of all…open her heart and trust him. 

Available Now in print, ebook, and audiobook. 

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Reviews for HARD TARGET


"Hard Target is a perfect story…" ~4 of 5 stars/Night Owl Reviews

"…the story is so much fun - I'm having so much fun…” ~Mrs. Giggles                            

"Kay weaves the story with mystery & surprises…" ~Publisher's Weekly Beyond Her Book/WW Ladies Book Club


"…if you’re looking for romance, action, and adventure." ~4 of 5 stars/Gigi’s Book Blog  

"action packed, suspense filled…I definitely recommend Hard Target to be placed on your Must Read list. Kay Thomas, I am looking forward to reading more from you." ~5 stars/Cruising Susan     

"I was on the edge of my seat turning pages…Leland…is now my new book boyfriend." ~5 stars/Zita’s Dream Writing

"A very good read. Kay delivers a suspense fueled love story like no other." ~4.7 stars/Renee Entress Blog

"Hard Target keeps you on the edge of your seat as you chew through your $30 manicure! There’s action, suspense, heartbreak, and sexual tension that will have you devouring this book in one sitting." ~4 of 5 stars/Booze Bookz & Bad Boyz

"This was such a page turner…Kay Thomas did an amazing job of drawing me into the story from the start…I can’t wait to know more about these sexy, alpha-male men." ~Shirley Frances/LeeAnn’s Book Reviews

"This book was fantastic!! I could not put it down!!! Fast paced and full of non stop action, I loved this book from start to finish." ~Ash/WhiteZinBookends


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