The Hit

Team Zulu Series, Book 1

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Pub Date 03 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 28 Dec 2021

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***Finalist in the 2021 Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award***

He’s her one chance for survival.

She’s his last hope for salvation.

Former member of Team Zulu, a clandestine black operations unit, Elias “Shep” Shepherd believes the only use he has nowadays is taking out human scum on home soil. After years of harrowing military deployments, the one place he finds peace is at his remote Appalachian Mountain cabin, far from civilians and the world he doesn’t fit in anymore.

When Shep accepts a Mafia contract, he doesn’t expect his mark to be a woman—or the sexiest thing in grease-stained overalls he’s ever laid eyes on. She stirs something inside Shep’s battle-hardened heart. Despite the risks, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her, even if it means breaking his no visitors rule at the cabin.

Auto mechanic Cameron McKenzie only needs one look at the towering wall of muscle who’s abducted her to know he’s a killing machine. Too bad for him, she’s not going down without a fight. Hidden away in his isolated mountain home, Cameron is reluctant to admit Shep might not be the heartless beast she thought he was. And as their mutual trust builds, so too does an intense desire for her unlikely savior.

If the Mafia discovers Cameron is still alive, Shep will need every one of his elite skills to keep them both safe. Although he’s no longer sure which is more dangerous—the enemy’s demand for merciless retribution, or the woman who makes him wish he was worthy of her love.


***Finalist in the 2021 Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award***

He’s her one chance for survival.

She’s his last hope for salvation.

Former member of Team Zulu, a clandestine black operations...


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The Hit was my first experience reading Ms. Weaver's work but it won't be the last -- I loved everything about this read. Cameron and Shep's characters were so well developed that I felt every emotion in every scene. Their chemistry was off the charts, but it was their emotional connection that I really "felt" deep in my heart. Shep is a former Black Ops member who lives a solitary life until he takes on a contract to kill Cameron. I wouldn't characterize this as a "mafia" story per se even though it has those elements. It's 100% romantic suspense that kept my on the edge of my seat practically the entire time I was reading! The story flows really well and she does an excellent job of keeping it moving at the perfect pace. Cameron is a muscle car mechanic with a whole lot of strength, physically and mentally. I loved her character and her spunk! These two had tons of heat between them that jumped off the pages. I loved everything about this book and look forward to more from Julie Weaver. A very enjoyable 5-star read. I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC for Netgalley.

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This was my first book by this author, and I am ever so glad she is now on my radar! This is book one in the Team Zulu series and focuses on a morally gray hitman, Shep, and his intended victim, Cameron. I loved this book. The plot was well planned out and the characters were well developed. The premise alone had me interested, but I loved seeing how Ms. Weaver played it all out. Cam is an auto mechanic, who because her brother stole from the Mafia, has a hit out on her. The hitman who accepted the contract is Shep. Instead, he takes her to his remote cabin where the enemies to lovers figure things out. To put it bluntly, Cam did not quietly and fights Shep at every turn, which is exactly how I think I would react in the same situation. The trust between them came very slowly and methodically. There is so much heat and delicious tension, that I was dying for these two to act on their feelings. I also loved that we were introduced to the two heroes of upcoming books and really enjoyed how this story unfolded. I don't often give 5 star reviews because. for me, a story has to hit me in all the feels and keep me hooked, which this book absolutely did. The tropes are definitely enemies to lovers, protector/protectee and forced proximity. I am very much looking forward to Ben and Sage's story, which is next in the series.

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THE HIT was a fantastic start to a new series and I can't wait to read more by Julie Weaver! When assassin for hire, Elias “Shep” Shepherd, realizes his new contract is for an innocent woman caught up in her brother's mistakes, he decides to do everything he can to save Cameron McKenzie even if it means kidnapping her. I couldn't resist this set up and I loved every second of watching these two fall for each other. The writing immediately sucked me into the story but it was the characters themselves that kept me coming back for more. Both Cam and Shep were a delight to read about and I especially loved Cam and how tough she was. She never gave up and wasn't afraid to fight for herself, but she's also compassionate, level headed, and loyal. Cam was a great match for Shep and she managed to see underneath his grumpy and lonely exterior to the caring and quiet man who's just trying to survive after everything he experienced in the military. While the middle portion of the book did slow down in terms of action and suspense, it provided a great opportunity for Shep and Cam to get to know each other. Where other books sometimes falter on the transition from kidnapping to lovers, THE HIT really excels at showing how Cam came to understand, empathize, and eventually love Shep. I really enjoyed the slower burn to their romance and once Cam finally gave into her desires for Shep it was explosive. *fans face* The ending set up the next couple in this series and I'm really excited to read their book next! Content Warning: on page animal injury; secondary character with a drug addiction

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For a brand new author, she sure hit it out of the park with this first book! Elias “Shep” Shepherd is an assassin for hire and a former member of Team Zulu. The only place he finds peace is on his mountain. And when he is handed a contract for Cameron McKenzie, he doesn't expect her to be not only a woman but the sexiest woman he has ever seen. Something about her gets to him, and instead of performing the hit-he decides he will do whatever is necessary to protect her. Cam knows after one glance that the man who has taken her is capable of killing her. But she isn't afraid to fight for herself, even if she loses that fight. But when he takes her to his mountain in an attempt to protect her, she starts seeing things beneath the surface that he shows the world. And realizes that there is much more to him than meet's the eye. I absolutely loved this story. Right from the start I was hooked and couldn't stop reading it. Shep comes across at first as this man that has shut off his feelings. But he really hadn't, he has just buried them in an effort to protect himself. And there is so much more to him than just being a hired killer. He has this protective and caring side that he just doesn't show to people, and I loved everything about him! Cam is this super tough woman who isn't afraid to fight for not only herself but others as well. But she is also caring and sweet with this compassion that you can't help but love her as well. The story is fast paced and intriguing all while pushing the reader to realize that there is more to people than what they show on the surface-and that everyone is not only capable of love but can be deserving of it as well. I absolutely loved this story and can't wait to see what else this author writes!

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