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Fragmented Loyalty

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I have always been intrigued about Harvard since he was introduced in the first HORNET book. 

The book had just enough suspense to keep me entertained, and it also had the romance. I will say i wasn’t the biggest fan of the pushing and pulling both MC’s had going on in the beginning, but it worked out to my satisfaction. 

Overall, I really liked Harvard. I’m glad i got to see more of his background and learn about his past a little. I will say that all the twist and turns were not really a 

surprise, but it didn’t take away from the book either. I like the original HORNET series a little better though.
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This book wasn’t bad but it was hard for me to get into. I had short attention span with this book. It may be because of all the computer talk but i definitely struggled to finish it. I would definitely recommend it to someone else though!
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This is the book I’ve been waiting what feels like forever for and it was so worth the wait. I loved Sami and Harvard’s story!

Tonya Burrows absolutely nailed the feels, drama and chemistry with this story. I was captivated from the first lines, to the last that left me wiping happy tears away. 

To say that this story never went where I expected is a massive understatement and I loved every twist and turn. 

Plus getting to see the real Harvard and to get to know Sami was a treat that I tried so hard to savor but who am I kidding, it was never going to happen when the story was so addictive. 

This is a not to be missed read from one of my favourite authors.
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HORNET: Class Alpha is a spin-off from the HORNET series and Fragmented Loyalty is the first book. A little slow to start but once it got moving, I enjoyed the action-packed storyline and the character interaction and look forward to delving into more.
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Tonya Burrows is a new to me author, and I'm in love big time! Fragmented Loyalty is everything that I love in my books for real. I wish I had read the original series before this spin-off, but I'll rectify that immediately. Sami is a young woman, who is a tech genius & can hack her way into anything. Of course with that talent, she got in some trouble (though what she did was amazing), which got her disowned by her parents so she's going at it alone. When she has some current issues, she hacks her way to the attention of those at Hornet (an secret organization who rescues hostages no one else will touch), so she's off to their training program of Class Alpha. Eric, aka Harvard, is the young man who picks her up at the airport, and from then on, it got super exciting. He has some of his own demons, but their chemistry is off the charts. Their journey starts, and while they didn't always handle relationship things well, I attributed it to youth & some of the stuff they had already gone through in their young lives. Now, the twists, they were monstrous, and I was sitting in my Star Wars t-shirt loving every minute of dropping f-bombs. See, Ms. Burrows zagged while I zigged, leading to some shocking moments I never saw coming. I LOVED this amazing story, and HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND everyone hit their one click buttons!
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A big thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the ARC.  I am voluntarily reviewing this book. First time reading this author.  I think this is the beginning of a new series and may be a spin-off but that is unclear to me.  Geekfest,  hacking lots of verbage about this.  I am an older geek with a different mindset.  Convoluted plot.  I thought Sami and Eric were cute together.  I certainly didn't relate to them.  Thought for what they had done in their lives they would have more confidence and not be so naive.  Acted very young and immature to me.  Nice ending  3.5 stars
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When I read the synopsis for Fragmented Loyalty I was so excited I immediately signed up for the blog tour. Tonya Burrows did not disappoint.

Samira was a hacktivist who paid the price and spent three years in a juvenile detention center. When she gets out she is contacted by someone who offers her a buttload of money in exchange for an unknown favor at an unknown time. After her family leaves her stranded she has no choice but to owe this anonymous benefactor in exchange for help.

Now three years later she's tired of owing some faceless person and is now seeing out a job at Hornet. She doesn't expect to find friendship let alone find herself crushing on a guy who is her supervisor.

Eric pretty much falls head over heels for Samir from the moment he picks her up from the airport. She gets him in ways no one else does. I loved their relationship. It was so fun and nerdy and just felt real and not all about sex.

This story gets dark when the two realize they have a past and that someone is out to ruin them both. 

Oh, this story was very fun. Full of lots of surprises and great characters and lots of character growth. 

If I have any complaints about this story it would be that a lot of the characters' backstories feel like they are apart of a completely different series I didn't know about and some parts dragged a little for me. 

Overall a great and enjoyable story and I can't wait to read more.

Rating: 3.5
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NERD LOVE! Is there anything better than two bright, brainy, beautiful people with the coolest tshirts falling in love?!?! I loved the magic that was Harvard and Sami.  They had a beautiful brainiac and sexy cavemanlike connection that was immediate and intense.  They were protective, supportive,  and self sacrificing of each other.  Their journey was filled with twists and turns, tons of secrets on both sides,  and a yearning to protect the other at all costs.  I loved this addition to this wonderful series and look forward to more.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
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This is a spinoff series of HORNET, which Harvard/Eric has been with since the beginning. I was surprised there's already a spinoff, but that it's also more in the New Adult genre. Both hackers, Sami is 21 and Harvard is 26, their story is full of geek pop culture references. I've never connected with Harvard and unfortunately I still don't. He's continued to be whiny and immature with a major chip on his shoulder he wasn't included in on the front line action. It was difficult to think of him as a leading H and having mature love scenes with Sami. This new team will have more books, but I don't think I'm the demographic for this turn in the series. They all seem to be replacements for the existing team and without any experience (physical or military) to be on an elite special ops team. 

I am still anxious to read about Marcus and very much interested in Ian.
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After getting caught as an “hacktivist”, and paying for her crimes, Samira gets a second chance to use her computer genius skills for good with the group HORNET, a private security group that specializes in rescuing hostages. She shows up in Wyoming for her training, and immediately falls for her instructor, Eric aka “Harvard” a fellow nerd at heart with hacking and computer skills that rival and surpass her own. 

Eric falls hard for Samira, too, but as her instructor he’s feels he must keep things professional.  It’s love at nerd first sight! I do love a sexy nerd, especially when they switch from shy and sweet to man-in-control in the bedroom! I didn’t expect this one to be quite so hot, but oh my, yes! 

However, things are far from smooth sailing. Both Samira and Eric have past secrets that weigh heavily and could spell danger for everyone at HORNET.  Samira makes a mistake that I knew would come out and bite her in the ass, and I wasn’t thrilled waiting for it to come out.  My one main niggle with the story was Eric’s over-the-top reaction to it, especially when he had a dark secret of his own. Kind of a “pot calling the kettle black” situation, that made me want to smack him upside the head. Fortunately, it was short lived and put aside with the more immediate and dangerous situation they were thrown into. I’m a full believer in proper groveling when someone screws up in a relationship and I did think Eric made up for his errors, so all was forgiven.

Thrilling, sexy, and fast-paced, I really enjoyed Fragmented Loyalty! This is the first in a spin-off from the HORNET series, but it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.
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Suspenseful storyline! This is my first read from this author and I definitely enjoyed it! Thrown the book as a child for hacking, Sami is disowned and unsure where to go even after being given money by a stranger to survive. Joining the Hornets, she’s excited to turn her life around, still waiting for the ball to drop with the money. At the Hornets compound she meets Harvard, who has played an important role in the rescue missions. His hacking ability provides him the ability to keep his past a secret and finally feels like he’s found a place to fit in. The pair are explosive when they meet, sparks flying and the common ground of hacking, but have no idea how their paths have actually crossed. The whole story really surrounds how these two had their paths cross once before, and now they navigate it while maintaining a personal and professional relationship. It was interesting how the storyline gave us clues as to what was going on in the past and who Sami’s benefactor was, and the ending was explosive! Definitely interested to see what happens next in this series.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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This is the first book of Tonya Burrows I have read and WOW! Hackers, secret hostage rescues, nerdiness, love, trainee camp, it's all here. I loved the journey into a world I know nothing about. There are SO MANY secrets being kept given these two people are hackers. All of these individuals in the HORNET training program are lost, not fitting into the mainstream but they make a family at HORNET.

Samira Blackwood is a genius who ended up getting caught hacking in high school. She got caught up in an FBI sweep of a hacker group that collapsed when their activities went from just getting noticed to black hatters. When she got out of juvie at 18 her family shut her out, homeless and penniless. Someone gave her a hand up by giving her money in exchange for a favor in the future. She took the money. Three years later she hacked her way into the notice of Tucker Quentin who funded HORNET - Hostage Rescue and Negotiation Team. She got placed in their training program, Class Alpha. Here she meets Eric "Harvard" Physick, her tech teacher. He's in charge of tech for the original team this series spins of from. These are two nerds who get each other and are immediately comfortable with each other. The problem is the teacher-student power dynamic that Eric shouldn't cross.

Both Eric and Sami have hacker identity secrets that no one knows. Sami's favor gets called in, her new friends are threatened if she doesn't leave an opening into HORNET's system. She caves and does but quickly closes it. Not soon enough though. The damage starts quickly and escallates. WOW what a ride this book was. I finished it in 2 sittings because I couldn't put it down.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Tonya Burrows has a new series, HORNET: Class Alpha, and Fragmented Loyalty is the first book.  I admit that I love a good action packed romantic suspense.  Add in a secret organization, a hacker or two, and I'm ready to start turning the pages.

I enjoyed reading Harvard and Sami's story.  If I felt the first part of the book gave a slow start, it wasn't very long before I needed to keep the pages turning.

I'm looking forward to reading more in this new series.  Now I need to pick up the books in TB's Hornet series.
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thoughts 
Rating :5 
Genre : New Adult romance
Would I recommend it? Yes
Would I read more of this series ?yes
Would I read more by this author?yes
This is a new to me author and after reading this I can definitely say I've found a new author as well as an new romance series to read. And while this is a spin off from a series I've never read before and now want to read , you can still read this series by itself as it does gives some background stories of the characters . With that said I want to thank the publisher as well as Netgalley for letting me read it and I can't wait to read more of it.
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It has been too long since we last read this series and I loved the spinoff story of these two.  Lots of action we have come to expect from this author.  Looking forward to the next story in the series!
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Fragmented Loyalty is the first book in the spin-off series Hornet: Class Alpha by Tonya Burrows. It had been a while since I have read a book written by this author so I found supporting characters backstories that I was not familiar with totally. However, it did not stop me from enjoying this one or causing any confusion with Harvard’s or Sami’s story.

Told in dual POV, I found this more than a romantic suspense story which it was. It is also a story of the mishandling of child geniuses. Their past and lack of positive role models and parental love made both of these characters ripe for going into the wrong direction. Sort of a modern Lord of the Flies story as far as their background stories goes. 

Present time romance between Sami and Harvard made perfect sense that they would be drawn to each other. The danger and suspense that was brought on the two of them and the HORNET group was believable if sad since these two never fully trusted that someone could love them until it was all over. I found this a page turner of a read, reading the entire story in one afternoon. I can say that I was the least bit sorry about the outcome but did think that forgiveness came to easy especially with work. 

5 Stars for being unput-downable and minus ½ star for the conclusion. 4.5 Stars

An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher through Net Galley which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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3.5 stars

I received an ARC in exchange for a review.

Although this book is about one of the main characters from the HORNET books (Eric "Harvard" Physick), it is the first in a spin off about the Class Alpha HORNET trainees. It is written in new adult style, which for me was a little more difficult to get into because personally, this style isn't my favorite. It can be read as a standalone. The book started a little slow for me, but once I got into it and adjusted to the different style, it hooked me. 

It was interesting to have Harvard become so much more fleshed out as a character. He definitely had a unique back story and a lot of baggage that came with it. I have mixed feelings about Sami. She made a huge mistake that I had a hard time getting past, but she and Harvard are a pretty good match. Their little nerd hearts suit each other!

I enjoyed all the geek references, getting to see the HORNET characters again, and meeting the Class Alpha team. My interest is definitely piqued to learn more about these new characters, so I am looking forward to reading further books in this series.
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Fragmented Loyalty is a HUGE whirlwind. I adored the blurb and wanted to read the book as soon as possible. I have always been a fan of white hat hackers and loved how Sami wanted to take control of her life by doing what she was born to do. I will let you know that there are multiple jaw dropping bombs that you will NOT be prepared for. When you have two hackers with major secrets, they might be falling for each other, but what happens when it's the sky that falls open and those secrets come out?!?

This was my first book by Tonya Burrows, but it will be the first in a long line, I am sure of it! Fragmented Loyalty is action packed with an intense story line and some super steamy scenes, I cannot wait to see what happens next in this series- 4 outta 5 stars from me!

PS: Thank you to Tonya Burrows, Entangled Publishing, Netgalley, and Insklinger PR for allowing me an advanced copy of the book to read and review honestly.
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It's been a couple of years since Tonya Burrows published the last book in the Hornet series but I was always hoping we'd get a book for Harvard so I was really happy when I found out about this new spin off series Hornet: Class Alpha, starting with Fragmented Loyalty. Although this series is focusing on the team Hornet have been training Harvard is a member of the original group and you'll see a lot of familiar faces from the previous books showing up as teachers and mentors. I think you could probably start with this book but you'll definitely have a much fuller reading experience if you read the original series first.

Harvard is Hornet's tech wiz and he's been instrumental in many of the team's rescue missions thanks to his surveillance skills and the backup support he's offered. He's an expert hacker and a total nerd, also really sweet and very protective of his team. All Harvard has ever wanted is to find a place to belong, as a child genius who graduated school far earlier than most he never really fitted in with his peers and with a vindictive alcoholic mother he never had much support at home either. The Hornet team have become his family and what he wants more than anything is to prove himself to them.

Sami is also a hacker extraordinaire but one who got caught up with a bad group and crossed some lines as a child and was sent to juvie at the age of 14. Her family disowned her after she was released so she was left completely alone at 18 with nothing and nobody. She made the mistake of agreeing to a favour to a mystery benefactor in exchange for the money she needed to survive and three years later she's still waiting for the hammer to drop. Being accepted into Hornet's training program was a chance for Sami to turn her life around, she wants to make something of her life but when her benefactor finally calls in their favour things go downhill fast.

I was so happy to be back in this world, as far as the series timeline goes not much time has passed, in fact some of this book touches on previous events just from a different perspective, but in reality it's been a while and I enjoyed catching up with the characters. I worried for a minute that I wouldn't remember everyone but it all seemed to fall back into place very quickly. Harvard and Sami are both great characters, I loved the geeky banter between them as they fan out on things like Star Wars and Game of Thrones and it was very easy to imagine being friends with them. They have a lot in common and they had wonderful chemistry but I did find it a little frustrating that neither of them opened up about their secrets a little sooner. It worked for the story but put a bit of a downer on their budding romance. It wasn't too hard to look past that though and I was totally rooting for them to work it all out.

The story has everything I'd expect from a Hornet novel, great romance, lots of intrigue and a nice amount of action. I'm enjoying getting to know the rest of the Alpha Class and I'm very happy that Wolfe's book is up next.
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Samira's IT skills are a force to be reckoned with but as a teenager those same skills turned her life upside down. She now has her life on the right path and is excited to be part of the Hornet team however her past may destroy the progress she has made and betray those she has come to care the most about.

Harvard is a member of Hornet and Samira’s teacher who also has a past he would like to forget. Harvard and Samira are trying to deny their attraction to each other but that is easier said than done when they are working together. When you add in the threat that they are under personally as well as professionally things are about to get very complicated.

I enjoyed Samira and Harvard together and they have so much in common. They are both trying to find their place in the organization and are about to realize that family is who you can count on when you need someone the most.
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