Friday, August 5, 2016

Bane by Rie Warren Blog Tour

The highly anticipated final book in the bestselling Bad Boys of X-Ops series is here!

High stakes.
Low margins.
And everyone wants the woman I’m teamed up with dead.


Swagger, strut, snarl. Three things I can do with both eyes closed. Oh, and shoot the shit out of tangos. I always do my job, whether it’s patching up a fellow operative or taking down a serious threat. Apparently this time my job is to babysit Baby Spy.

We’ve followed the Los Reyes de Guerra cartel to the drug-trafficking capital, Mexico City. Our orders? Get in with the guerrillas and ultimately take them down. There’s only one problem—I have another set of mission directives linked to Kiki AKA Baby Spy.

Should be easy enough. Except it seems I’ve developed an unhealthy attraction to Kiki, along with an inconvenient conscience. She’s a wild woman with an unforgiving attitude that definitely makes me bone hard for her.

Nothing is as it appears, least of all Kiki Damage.


Yeah. They call me Baby Spy. I’m fully aware the entire T-Zone team blames me for narking out a previous mission gone wrong. So, I can’t understand why the powers that be assigned me to this op. Or maybe I can, which just makes my situation even more dire.

I know Bane wants me, but I’m beginning to think he has an ulterior motive for keeping me close. And it’s not just the panty-melting hot sex with the big, gruff, silent killer. There’s something incredibly vulnerable in the way Bane watches me, like he’s looking for one last saving grace.

None of that matters now. When the situation heats up, I find out Bane’s real mission. I may have fallen in love with him, but it’s already too late. This entire web of lies goes a lot higher than any of us ever imagined, and my neck is only the first one on the line.

Bane includes a special series epilogue from the badass women: Jade, Tilly, Blaize, and Kiki.

Warning: Graphic sex, graphic action, graphic language. Triple X caution.

Four X-Ops alpha men. Four feisty wicked women. Four books you’ll want to sink your teeth into. Bad Boys of X-Ops.

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Standing slowly, Kiki paced toward the door. “I think I’ll go clean up. You should get some rest.”

“Yeah. I’ll do that.” My eyelids felt heavy as cement.

My leg fucking throbbed.

But the bigger pain came from seeing Kiki caught in a trap she didn’t realize had been set for her.

Rest? Bullshit.

I checked the dressing on my wound. I reloaded my gun. I drank more tequila, but never enough to get tanked.

Listening to the shower run, I shut my eyes, only opening them when Kiki walked back in, wrapped in a towel.

Her hair was shiny and wet, those light pink streaks damp-darkened. Her face scrubbed. Her eyes the lightest shade of blue imaginable.

“You make a terrible patient, you know that?” She checked her Glocks before setting them on the bedside table. “I gave you orders to sleep.”

I still didn’t know how she managed to make me smile even when shit was bad-side up in my life.

“Sleep’s overrated.”

“How’s the leg?”

“Hurts like a bitch. You could help though.” I winked at her.

“I could, huh?” She stepped closer, her voice turning breathy.

The change in her tone echoed the slight shift in the color of her irises, making them a little more turbulent. Darker. Dilated.

“How so?” she asked, and I watched her nipples perk up beneath the clinging towel.

“Come to bed with me.” My husky voice rumbled, rippling greed for her hitting me like a sudden shock to the system.

“I should keep watch,” she hedged.

“No. You shouldn’t.” Leaning forward, I grasped the bottom of the towel.

She slowly smiled, a sexy tilt of her suckable lips. “How’s me in bed gonna help, big boy?”

“I’ll show you.”

“I suppose you want me to take this off first?” She fingered the knot at the top of the towel.

I nodded, a ragged rush of air pelting from between my lips.

Fuck yeah.

When she dropped the towel, I almost chewed off my own tongue to get to her.

Slick flesh.

Toned body.

Handful tits.

Dark pink nipples.

The tats. Fuuuck. Delicate designs from her elbows to her wrists to the backs of her hands. Sexy as.

Legs long enough to wrap around my waist while I slammed into her.

“Kiki.” My hand moved to her leg, and my gaze followed the path I took from her knee to her thigh to her hip... “Damn, girl. You have no idea how hard you make me.”

The sheet tented at my groin. My cock rising, blood-filled, fully erect.

She gently pulled the sheet, bending over me. “This hard?”

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This series just gets better and better! I’ve loved every book a little more than the last and this has quickly become one of my favorite series of all times… though I’m super sad it’s over.

Bane is known for being quiet but deadly and usually when he is talking, it’s something sarcastic or smart-mouthed. Kiki aka Baby Spy is mostly hated by the group because of an incident in Walker. Bane’s had a hard-on for Kiki from the beginning and when the higher ups at T-Zone, the under-cover agency the team works for, assigns Bane a kill-order for Kiki things get interesting. Kiki and Bane are thrown together and Bane quickly realizes that killing Kiki is going to be impossible when he’s falling in love with her…

I love that in each of the books in this series we get a little bit of each of the team members. This book is not only action packed, but has the perfect balance of hilarity and drama to make it a real page turner. I can’t wait to read more from Rie Warren!

Bane is the continuation of the Bad Boys of X-Ops. An off the grid team working together for T-Zone with Blaize leading the way.

Walker, Justice and Storm have had a hate on for Kiki since Walker’s op was compromised. They all think that Kiki was the one that give up the intel on Walker to almost get him killed. Bane has always thought there was something about Kiki that he wanted to a bed...naked. When Bane and Kiki are teamed up on a mission, he learns more about Kiki that he can't ignore. With all of T-Zone after, her will Bane fulfill the orders given to him or will he protect her against the odds?

I loved Bane's story. It was fast-paced, suspenseful, and had moments that had me laughing out loud. I think this book was the best way to end the series. I'm sad to see it end but so glad I read it.

Rie Warren is the master at writing dirty, hot sex. I know I should be saying how good the story, characters, and action are – and they are – but this book is hot enough to melt your knickers off and I loved it!

Bane and Kiki are a perfect match out of the bedroom as well. It is clear pretty early on that Bane won't follow his secret orders, but that leads to a whole different problem. Just like every book in this series we, get great fast-paced action and lots of banter. There is never a dull moment.

Bane, The Bad Boys of X-Ops series final book is wrapped up well with a satisfying epilogue. I've had a blast reading this series this year and I'm really going to miss these guys.

This series kept getting better until Storm’s book, which I absolutely loved. As the book after Storm’s, I was expecting great things from Bane’s book. Unfortunately, for me, this felt like a tag-on, a desperate collection of loosely connected activities as the series limps to its end.

The romance in this story is again between equals. Kiki (Baby Spy) comes into her own in the story and there is something of both Lisbeth Salander and Jessica Jones about her which I loved. She is matched with Bane, who has been a slight enigma through the series. The two street rats are well matched, but the romance felt far too easy for two jaded, defensive former street kids.

The action in this story felt chaotic. There is a nod to the TV show Alias part way through and I couldn’t help but feel that too many ideas were borrowed from later seasons of the show. Too much happens in this last book with too little development. At times there is a whiff of unedited student writing: and then, and then, and then…

My last grumble is entirely personal preference. Click HERE to read this part of Sarah’s review as it’s slightly spoilerish.

Of the four books, I enjoyed Justice and Storm’s books the most. All four books probably need to be read as a series, not as standalone novels. While I had a few frustrations with the series, I enjoyed it overall (though I think I’d skip the epilogues if I could choose again).

Also Available in the Bad Boys of X-Ops Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Walker Blog Tour.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Justice Blog Tour.

Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Storm Blog Tour.

Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavor, the Carolina Bad Boys series, is fun, hot, and southern-sexy.

A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.

You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website. She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Bane (Bad Boys of X-Ops #4) by Rie Warren to read and review for this tour.

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