First things first, yes you probably know already how I feel about the new cover of this book. If you didn't read our cover post earlier this week, you can find it here.
The Elite Ops series is a spin off of Lora Leigh's Tempting Seals, however if you didn't read that series you can still enjoy WILD CARD. That's actually how I originally read it although now I do recommend that people read the series in order since the story about the hero of this book (Nathan Malone) starts in the previous series and you would know why he is in the situation he finds himself at the beginning of this book.
In the previous series they were trying to bring down a drug lord and Nathan had actually been captured and drugged with a new substance that made him extremely horny to the point of pain and forced to be with women. He was tortured to horrible extents. He was put through hell.
His team finally gets to rescue him after a long time of this and they can't believe he's alive. He was actually declared dead, they had a funeral, his wife mourned him. Now that he's back, even though with a new face, he wants his wife back but he is a changed man. The love between Nathan and Bella is a thing of beauty. It was strong even after death, even after torture.
When Nathan comes back in his wife's life he does so as Noah Blake, mechanic. Noah is the man Nathan thought he could never be. He's dangerous, a bad boy, lethal where Nathan was sweet and tender. And even though I love both sides of him, I do have a thing for Noah. Sex on the desk at Bella's office? HOT. Sex on the floor by the fire? SCORCHING! Noah was Nathan's opportunity to truly express his desires, even some light BDSM and plenty of dirty talking, that he was always too scared of showing.
There is still danger, action and mystery but WILD CARD is above all a beautiful love story of two people that can love each other through the hardest obstacles and overcome them. This is probably one of Lora Leigh's best romantic suspense books. And of course, a perfect introduction to the Elite Ops series!