Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Book Review: Red Zone (Team Red Series) Book 2 by T. Hammond

Red Zone
By T. Hammond
Publisher: T. Hammond
Published: Dec. 26, 2013

Blinded and scarred in an accident a year ago, Teresa has finally found love, and a new career with the help of her companion dog, Red. 

Red appears to be a typical German shepherd, but he shares a mental communication link with his owner that is anything but ordinary. He’s articulate, sassy and opinionated - he’s also scary-smart, and has a talent for tracking. 

Teresa and Red, have partnered with David, and Bastian, to form Team Red. This unique Team 
helps the local police department sift through evidence to find forensic clues that only Red's sensitive nose, and Teresa's ability to ask the right questions can uncover. 

A twist of fate brings Team Red to the attention of the Military, and the Team gets ready for their first undercover mission (we can only divulge at this point that Red looks adorable in his tux). 

WARNING: This book is a Laugh-Out-Loud paranormal romance. This Team Red book contains a feisty blind woman with a sassy attitude; a snarky German shepherd who stalks low flying objects (and the occasional cat); two sexy retired Navy men with a talent for tactical planning; a man-cave with secret tunnels and classified military toys; a formal invitation to a black and white ball; Marilyn Monroe; and a herd of Mustangs (okay, maybe ‘herd’ is a slight exaggeration).

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My Thoughts:

Red Zone is book 2 in the Red Series of T. Hammond’s books about a dog guide with the ability to communicate mentally with his blind owner. This book could be read as a stand-alone novel, but you’ll have much more fun if you read book one, Red Rover first, as you’ll have all of the character development from that book.

Red and Teresa have come to the attention of the military and the Team are asked to undertake a mission for them. Meanwhile, Teresa and Red continue to explore the extent of their mind speak abilities and discover a new ability as well. This new ability has the power to leave Teresa severely depressed if she lets it, even though it is a wonderful gift too.

I loved the idea of this second ability that Red and Teresa developed. I particularly liked that it was from Red’s point of view.

As in the first novel, my favourite character is Red, with his sharp, sarcastic wit and child-like behaviour. I particularly loved the scene about the car and the lock/unlock buttons on the key fob.

I found the situation between David, Bas and Teresa to be very painful and wonderful at the same time. I think it is fantastic that Teresa and David are so in love, but I feel for Bas who still is in love with Teresa and has to see her and David together every day. I think he has a wonderful, honorable, strong character to wish them both well and to be friends with them both and not want to come between them. I don’t think there are many men who do that. I think most would have to remove themselves from the situation.

The military operation that Team Red was involved in was interesting too. Lots of glamour and intrigue. Red does look smashing in a tux too.

Red Zone is full of humour, fun, romance, and action. T. Hammond has written a well-paced novel that will keep your attention from beginning to end. You won’t be sorry you picked this novel up. I gave Red Zone 5 stars out of 5. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a light-hearted romance with action.

Thank you to the author, T. Hammond, who provided a copy of Red Zone in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

T. Hammond lives in Deer Park, WA with her goofy, neurotic, long-coat German shepherd, Dexter; he's noble and brave, until someone turns on the microwave, then she has 100lbs of quivering dog trying to hide behind her chair or bury his head under a pillow (Little known fact: a 100lb German Shepherd CAN fit under a coffee table).

T. writes two concurrent versions of the Team Red series for both the Adult and New Adult audiences. Blind Seduction, Color Blind, and Blind Faith (release Dec 2013) are part of the Blind series - featuring adult-themed erotic romance combined with a humorous paranormal storyline. The Red series featuring Red Rover, Red Zone, and Seeing Red (Release Dec 2013) is a funny paranormal romance series with a lighter PG/New Adult type storyline. While both series contain the same character names and a lot of shared dialogue, the Red series is stripped of sexual content and language.

T feels that writing is not a calling so much as it is a compulsion. No one is more surprised than she is when characters take over the plot and dialog, and (re)direct stories in directions she had not (consciously) intended. She is fully convinced that the writer is the tool a story uses to tell its tale. 

T. has a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management from Whitworth University, and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and before becoming a writer she was a bookkeeper, technical/manual writer, Call Center Manager and the owner of a freshwater aquarium store, Guppy Tales.

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