Book Review: Heartless by Christy Reece

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Heartless by Christy Reece

Option Zero Series, Book 3

October 25, 2022

Military Romance/Romantic Suspense


The biggest secrets are often held by those we trust the most.

Nicholas Hawthorne, code name Hawke, has lived in the shadows most of his life. The night he met Olivia Gates, a bright light pierced the darkness, and his life was never the same. Opposites in everything except what mattered, they formed an extraordinary bond based on mutual goals, unfailing trust, and most of all love. Their partnership was legendary, their devotion to each other unshakable. They believed nothing could tear them apart. But evil has a way of seeking out perfection with the intent to destroy.

Evil thought it had won.

Olivia Gates learned betrayal at an early age, and life had taught her that nothing was permanent or perfect. When she met Hawke, all those lessons went out the window. He was her soul mate, the other half of her heart. She would love him forever, no matter what. But forever is a long time. How could she have forgotten that betrayal can shatter a heart in an instant?

Returning from the dead was never Hawke’s intent. The elaborate ruse was staged for myriad reasons, but now he has no choice but to come in from the cold. Enemies he’s spent years hunting are on the move, and catching them is his sole focus. The woman he loves—the woman he would die for—is their primary target, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe. The fact that she hates him cannot hinder his goal.

As enemies surround them, Hawke and Olivia have a choice to make—let the past destroy them forever or join forces and fight the enemy together.

Their love is eternal, but survival is optional.

Heartless is the third novel in the Option Zero romantic suspense series. It is a stand-alone novel with a guaranteed HEA.




“The biggest secrets are often held by those we trust the most.”

A romantic suspense with military background with plenty of action but driven on the characters. Heartless is emotional as the main couple deals with their tragic past and secrets. You are on an emotional rollercoaster as Hawke and Olivia battle the unknown threats as well as try to overcome their own personal hurts. Evil separated this meant-to-be couple once, and honestly I wasn’t sure they were going to make it together again. A very mysterious cast of characters each having their individual issues that they must deal with but share a very strong bond with one another. I eagerly await the next book in the series as the team continues their hunt for justice.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (October 23, 2022)

ARC provided by author; also purchased a copy

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Welcome to the world of Option Zero

Beneath a barrage of bullets and destruction, six men defied death and betrayal to form an unbreakable bond of friendship and loyalty. Though the people responsible sought to destroy them, in the end, they only made them stronger.

And like a Phoenix rising from those ashes of destruction, Option Zero was born.

Both hated and respected, OZ works under the cover of anonymity. They have free rein–as long as they don’t get caught. If that ever happens, they’ll be tried and convicted without help from any government.

Receiving intel from multiple sources throughout the world enables OZ to do things ordinary citizens could never accomplish. But they’re living on borrowed time. Many have tried to take them down, and at some point, someone will succeed. It’s a price they’re willing pay.

The warriors of OZ will stop at nothing to achieve their objectives.


Option Zero Series

Christy Reece’s newest series, Option Zero, feature her most mysterious and fascinating characters to date. Led by Asher Drake, OZ operatives are elite warriors who will stop at nothing to achieve their objectives. Lots of action, mystery, suspense, intrigue, and romance are included in the OZ books.

 Book 1: Merciless

Book 2: Relentless

Book 3:  Heartless


NYT Bestselling Author Christy Reece lives in Alabama with her husband and a menagerie of fur-kids. When she’s not writing, reading, or daydreaming, she enjoys going to the movies or cooking the occasional meal. Christy loves spending time with her family, is an avid football fan, and a great believer in love conquering all.

Christy’s books feature strong alpha males, smart, courageous women, evil villains, action, adventure, romance, and always a happy ending.

There are ten books in her award winning Last Chance Rescue series, Rescue Me, Return To Me, Run To Me, No Chance, Second Chance, Last Chance, Sweet Justice, Sweet Revenge, Sweet Reward, and Chances Are.

The LCR Elite series, a spin-off of her Last Chance Rescue series, includes Running On Empty, Chance Encounter, Running Scared, Running Wild, and Running Strong.

The Grey Justice romantic suspense series features a small, secretive group of dedicated individuals who help victims of crime seek justice. There are four books in the series, Nothing To Lose, Whatever It Takes, Too Far Gone, and A Matter of Justice

Christy’s newest series, Option Zero, features her most mysterious and fascinating characters to date. Led by Asher Drake, OZ operatives are elite warriors who will stop at nothing to achieve their objectives. Lots of action, mystery, suspense, intrigue, and romance are included in the OZ books. Merciless is the first book in the series, with at least five more planned.

Christy has also written a steamy, southern suspense series under the pen name, Ella Grace. The Wildefire series consists of three books: Midnight Secrets, Midnight Lies, and Midnight Shadows.

Visit Christy at:  to learn more about her upcoming books








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