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Hit and Run

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What a fascinating book. I was impressed by the storyline and the characters were all well written and complex. Where there are complex storylines combined with intriguing characters the reader experience is magnified tremendously. To have a book that is well written as well as entertaining is a delight. Reading is about escaping your world and entering another one. Here I forgot about my own life and was immersed in the world created by the author. I would recommend this book.
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I really enjoyed this story. It was just the escape I needed and I really loved the characters and just recommend this story so much.
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I loved the chemistry between Dani and Gage. Her quirky humor and determination to remain self reliant combined with his goal of keeping her safe makes for one heck of a ride and a funny one at that.
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Wow. What a rollercoaster of a ride. That was thrilling to read. Full of drama and suspense throughout the whole book. The book starts off high impact and doesn’t let up from there, with excitement and intrigue all the way. I loved the storyline and the characters. Please do yourself a favor and grab this wonderful book, but be prepared to shed a few tears in one certain section. Happy reading everyone!
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If you are in need of quality, fast-paced, romantic suspense, Matthews delivers with Hit and Run; the third book in the Callahan Security series. If you have not read the first two, you won't feel lost when reading the opposite personalities of a computer hacker, Danielle, and grumpy yet honorable, Gage Callahan. Trouble arrives for Dani Pierce and there is none other than Gage Callahan, of Callahan Securities to protect her. Find out if Gage is able to protect Dani from Alaska to New York among the betrayal and suspense in Hit and Run.
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This is the 3rd book in the Callahan security series and is probably my favorite. I loved the story. There was enough drama and suspense to keep the story going right from the beginning. I loved it and I will continue to read more by this author.
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Dani is a hacker. Someone is trying to kill her and steal the soft wear she is developing. Gage has been on a wild goose chase trying to find the hacker he’s firm has been hired to protect. He hates hackers. Can he put aside his hatred long enough to protect 1 extremely sexy hacker?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own
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"Work the problem"

If you enjoy your thriller reads with a good dollop of sexy romance, or if you like your romance to have that extra thrill of danger - Then this series is definitely for you!

I have only read this, the final part of the trilogy, after being assured by Lori that the books work just fine as stand alone stories, which believe me, they do!

However, if you read the premises for all three of the books, you will soon pick up on the recurring theme to the storylines, which are rich in both plot and characterisation.

This intense, romantic thriller is written in lovely short chapters, but still stays very fluid, which keeps things moving along nicely at a good pace. The narrative is crisp, the air is crackling with tension, and the dialogue is sharp and punchy. The story is nice and complete, with some great action right from the first word, a well put together intense storyline, rounded off with a conclusive and satisfying ending.

The gripping, suspenseful storyline is very fast paced, non-stop action, for hacker Dani and her bodyguard Gage. Whether that is trying to keep one step ahead of the baddies, or staying glued to each other in the bedroom, the two are in a continual state of 'flight or fight', as Dani races against time to finish her latest assignment before she is picked up, or picked off, by the bad guys, and Gage struggles to keep the gang at bay and his hands off Dani, who doesn't think she needs protecting, let alone loving!

I don't want to give away too many spoilers, which it would be quite easy to do, but let's just say, that given the confines of the space in which Dani and Gage are operating, there is a lot of running and hiding going on, which you really need to be on top of your game to keep up with, or things might begin to feel a little rushed. In fact there is quite a lot of depth in the detail of this storyline and rather surprisingly, what I personally found to be, one or two quite humorous moments in the middle of all this turmoil. The bad guys are stand out from the crowd and easily identifiable, however the person who wasn't quite so easy to spot, was the mole within. I'm generally quite good at working ahead of the narrative in this respect, but this time around, I missed all the signs and hints completely and was still surprised when they were unmasked and outed. It's a good job they got their comeuppance eventually, or I would have been most disappointed!

I must have been too busy getting side-tracked by all those compelling, sultry, sexy bedroom scenes, which are quite explicit in their detail, and as much as I felt that I didn't really need to read them, I did anyway! I think I'll just leave those pages of raw passion, naked lust and erotic desire, to your imagination, although you won't really need that if you read the book, as Lori misses out none of the delicious detail!

The story has a disparate, multifaceted cast of characters, which are well defined and drawn, although that doesn't make them any easier to connect with, as they won't let you get too close to them. The really bad guys are easy to spot, as they are just a bunch of thugs with zero personality. Our 'mole' only has revenge on their mind, but born out of desperation and a heart-breaking loss. They have taken their time to plan their moves and only become reckless when finally all else fails and they feel they have nothing left to lose in life, except for life itself.

The Callahan brothers have some tensions between them, although as a self-sufficient unit who have always learned to rely on one another, that is only to be expected. However when the chips are down, they immediately close ranks and stand shoulder to shoulder. For them, blood is definitely thicker than water.

The main focus of the storyline is the dynamic and volatile, ongoing and everchanging on-off relationship between Gage and Dani. Both vulnerable, broken and damaged beyond belief, both lost and searching for a sense of belonging. The wild dialogue between them covers just about every hurtful, destructive and positively hateful insult they can throw at one another, but each is then rushing to support the other when the threats from sources seeking payback and retribution begin to mount and the violence becomes physical. In amongst all this mayhem and chaos, they even find time for plenty of 'making up', although hiding any potential weapons they can turn on one another, might be a wise idea! Is this destined to be a relationship best left to wither and die for everyone's sake, or does fire meeting fire end in a smouldering heat which is destined to burn forever - Now that would be telling!

Oh! and you really do need to look out for the 'granny brigade'. They were a continual source of amusement and amazement to me and left me chuckling long after their part was over and they had left the stage. I know that the older generation are much more resourceful and resilient, however this bunch really did go 'above and beyond' the call of duty, and seemed to have so much fun doing so, regardless of the danger, and just how deeply they put themselves in harms way.

A 4 star story filled with heart, humour, love and longing. Wrong decisions made for all the right reasons, or right decisions made for all the wrong reasons? - You decide!
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I wish there were half-star options, because this is definitely a 3.5 star read for me. I have a love/hate relationship with fictional "hackers," being that I'm married to a network security guy (read: "ethical hacker"). The whole concept of hacking as an action is a misnomer, and I sometimes have trouble being open minded on the subject. That being said, this was my first book from Lori Matthews and I thought it was good. I would've enjoyed more buildup for the romance, particularly since there's the whole enemies-to-friends element, because their attraction doesn't always line up. I'll definitely check out more of her stuff.
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I really enjoyed reading this bopk, I didn't want to put it down. I look forward  to reading more from this author.
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Maybe my opinion is tainted because of my first experience reading a badly formatted copy but even after reading the edited version, I found the story to be only ok.  I just didn’t feel the connection to the main characters. It used the enemies to lovers trope but I didn’t get any romantic connection.  Pity, yes.  Love, no.  I also felt both made some obviously (to me) poor decisions which meant I didn’t empathize with the characters.  Although this is part of a series, this can be read as a stand alone.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

While this is the third book in the series, you do not have to read the prior stories to enjoy this one. This book really started with a bang! Or I should really say, a hit and run. The suspense doesn't really stop there and the action gets really intense at times. There was a section in the book that really brought me to tears. I needed several tissues so a word of warning.

Dani Pierce is a hacker. She is working on a project that just may get herself killed. She has no family as she grew up in foster care, except for Carly. Carly is another foster child who is dying of a brain tumor. Dani and Carly are sisters in the best sense. Gage Callahan, has been sent by Drake (the man who commissioned Dani for the software) to protect her when things start to go sideways. Being a hacker, Dani was good at throwing people off her tracks. Except the bad guys are closing in and Gage is as well.

The action is fast paced and kept me highly entertained and glued to by e-reader. The scenes were well written and the plot flowed smoothly. This is a sexy read. The author did a great job of using as few words to get the scene(s) done is a manner, that should not offend most. If you prefer a clean, sweet read, then this isn't for you. I highly recommend this to someone over the age of 18.
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This was my first experience reading this author's work and even though this was the 3rd book in this series, I was able to follow along without having read the first two.  I received a copy from NetGalley and I was unable to read it due to some corrupted files so I was graciously given a PDF to read.  Unfortunately, reading a PDF is not quite as enjoyable for me as reading a mobi on my Kindle, and because of that I'm giving this read 4 stars.  The storyline, the pace, the suspense and the characters kept my interest and I like the writing style of this author.  The whole dark web environment was quite informative and interesting and I'll definitely be reading more from this author.  I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC for NetGalley.
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This is the 3rd book in the series but it can absolutely be read as a stand alone. Gage Callahan has been going all over Europe trying to find the hacker he has been hired to protect, only to find out she is in Alaska. And when she almost becomes roadkill, it will take everything he is to keep her safe. Dani Pierce is used to working on the dark web. But now trouble has come to her doorstep, and she knows she needs help in order to stay alive. And although the man hired to protect her acts like he hates her, she knows she will have to trust him in order to stay safe. 

Ok so as someone who really loves romantic suspense books, this one sounded like it would be great. And it definitely had the potential. And while parts of it are good, like the suspense for me was decent, the writing itself is good-the romance didn't live up to what I was expecting. I didn't feel like the characters actually liked each other let alone were falling in love with each other. My other issue was that it seemed like the bad guy was very easy to spot but it took forever for them to realize who it was? It was slightly weird to me. On a whole, it wasn't bad-but it definitely isn't one that I loved and would reread over and over again.
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I enjoyed this book,  it starts off with a woman getting run over while crossing the street.  She looks exactly like Dani who finds bad guys are after her and she needs to run and Gage is just the guy to help her do it. 

This book was well written and I loved the characters. Will read more by this author!
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Hit and Run is the 3rd book in the Callahan Security Series, I hadn't read the previous two books but I had no problems following along with the storyline. I found the book to be very well written and a easy book to follow along with, I will go back and read the rest of the series also. Gage and Dani have quite a bit of chemistry between them, but Gage has some major issues where hackers are concerned. I would recommend it to others.

I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review, all opinions expressed here are my own.
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This is the first time in reading this author with the story tidbit that intrigued me. Of course it had a security company and they always seem to make for a far from normal reading. Gage is after one he was supposed to protect but soon discovers misinfo has it being something else. What seems to be after Dani is life or death and with Gage's help might just see the life part of it. Other things develop that adds spice to the story with it being one reason to jump into this one. The banter that opens is also delight added but it does have its mix of danger. Glad to have given it a try with it certainly keeping your interest while you are reading it.
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Gage Callahan, Callahan Security, has finally located Dani Pierce. He was hired to protect Dani who is a world class hacker. She has “borrowed” technology for the facial recognition software she is working on and that someone is not happy. When a woman who looks like Dani is killed in a hit and run, Dani knows that someone wants her dead. As Gage tries to figure out who is after Dani, they board a cruise ship thinking that they will be safe, but somehow the men after Dani always seem to be one step ahead. This was the third book in the series and although I had not read the first two, I didn’t feel as if I was missing any of the backstory. The ARC copy that I had was missing the combined letters of th, fl, fi and ff in every word throughout the story (i.e., stu for stuff) which made it more difficult to read, but I still enjoyed the book. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
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This was my first read by this author and I cannot wait to read more! Well paced, an enjoyable storyline and great characters. 4 stars.
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I received an ARC for a review. I absolutely hated this book. I was hopeful for a good romantic suspense instead what I got was a headache and sometimes confusion. Word did not have all their letters so I was stuck trying to figure out what they was supposed to be. Sentences were just dropped without finishing. The word Fine was over used by the end of the book I hated that word. I never felt any love between the MC’s. And the female main character is supposed to be this smart hacker but she came off to be very stupid
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