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Catori Starr has been lost in a crippling grief since losing her husband, Red. Since learning he went MIA on a rescue mission abroad, she has existed more than lived. She's a shell of who she used to be. Restarting Red Starr HRT is a last-ditch opportunity to overcome her pain-and keep her husband's legacy alive. With a team of cherry-picked men, she must now decide if sheCatori Starr has been lost in a crippling grief since losing her husband, Red. Since learning he went MIA on a rescue mission abroad, she has existed more than lived. She's a shell of who she used to be. Restarting Red Starr HRT is a last-ditch opportunity to overcome her pain-and keep her husband's legacy alive. With a team of cherry-picked men, she must now decide if she's willing to set aside a years-old grief to begin a new life filled with the potential of fated dreams...or deadly peril....

Title : Starr's Awakening
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ISBN : 9780990886013
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Number of Pages : 104 Pages
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Starr's Awakening Reviews

  • Windsong
    2019-06-18 04:28

    Well doneAs the wife of a retired Army NCO, I get that little tingle of excitement when I read Kennedy Layne's books. SitReps, SNAFU' s and CUBA's were never said in front of me, I was to be shielded from many situations that my Paratrooper, Com Spec -, high level clearanced husband did everyday, but things at the wives club...well...we had our own methods of gaining Intel...Catori Starr lost Red -her husband, two years ago in a mission gone FUBAR. Now, she is picking up the pieces with the assistance and encouragement of Gavin know him, right? and starting again... New team...New digs...old dreams that are becoming real...oh so real.The team is assembled and now her lead has brought their first mission with him, in a way.Training, bonding, solidifying is first ...want to read the next book. One question, is Starr dreaming because there is something she needs to know? Does she have such a strong connection to Red, that he is telling her something beyond the grave or did she miss something?Now on to book 1...oorah!!

  • Jo-Ann Fitzgerald
    2019-06-21 01:27

    This is a pre novel to the series. This starts the story of the owners of a business which goes into hibernation, along with the woman who owns it, after the woman's husband his is team fail at a mission. This story goes to show you just how the woman is surviving rather than living. This all changes when a friend cannot sit by any longer and watch her act like she has been. He suggests, along with a men for her team, restarting her business again. She flip flops around if she'll do it or not. This book is great because it lets you into the entire series and gives you a great background at the people who owned the business. I couldn't put this down and went directly to the next book in the series.

  • Kirstie Ibrahim
    2019-06-25 03:30

    Really enjoyed this series. Great characters and story along with some hot sex and mystery

  • Danielle Gypsy Soul
    2019-06-14 06:11

    3.5 Stars. Starr's Awakening is the prequel to Kennedy Layne's Red Starr Series. This book centers around Catori Starr who lost her husband, Red, two years ago in a mission that went wrong. In fact, she lost the entire team. Now two years later, with the encouragement of a family friend Gavin Crest she is finally picking up the pieces and starting over by getting a new team and a new operations center. She is also having very realistic dreams about her dead husband who seems to be communicating something to her.I enjoyed this book, but not a lot really happens in it. Basically Catori picks her new team and we get a quick introduction to all the team members. They all come with some baggage especially her team leader.I thought this book was well written and I had no trouble with the terminology (but to be far I spent 20 years in the military so it's second nature to me). I was intrigued by the characters and by the dreams that Catori is having which lead you to believe that we'll be hearing more about the mission Red was on. I've already picked up the next book and look forward to reading it.

  • Teresa
    2019-05-31 09:31

    A Fantastic Start to the Red Starr SeriesThis series came highly recommended by some of the group's that I belong to on Facebook. After just reading the prequel, I hope someday there will be more about what happened during the mission that Red Starr didn't come back k from. Catori Starr has decided that grieving for her husband has gone on long enough and has restarted Red Starr HRT. She's hand picked her new team of agents, retrofitted a warehouse to become the new hub for the business. With the addition of a ship and new helicopter, she decides to meet each of the new team personally. Including Kane who wants vengeance for his sister who was killed after a mission that went FUBAR quickly. Hopefully, the rest of the books will be as good as this one because this beginning prequel was awesome.

  • Merle
    2019-06-02 02:21

    Prequel to the companion series of the CSA Case Files. Red Starr is a sanctioned, non-governmental Hostage Rescue Team. Brendan (Red) and his wife Catori (Starr) ran this operation until Red was killed along with his team in a FUBAR op. After two years of paralyzing grief, Catori is convinced by Gavin Crest that she should restart the team.With a push, she begins by selecting and notifying the new members of the team that they have been selected and in all cases except one, that they have 48 hours to sign on. The non-conformer? The Team Lead, Kane Taylor. Catori is walking away with his verbal agreement.Interesting beginning - the team is made up of interesting individuals, all former military, who walked away for specific reasons. Catori will not let their talents and skills go to waste.

  • Debra Johnson
    2019-06-21 07:19

    You know a series is going to be great when a short 100 plus page prequel makes you ravenous for more. I love the character Catori Starr & can't wait to read the 1st book in this series, which I have already downloaded to my Kindle. Kennedy Layne has me salivating to read both her CSA & the Red Starr series. One of the things I love is the characters from both series interact with each other, yet they are 2 entirely different series.Red Star HRT is a Hostage Rescue Team, while CSA is a Security Agency. Both are run by ex-military. I am impressed by Kennedy Layne. Her writing pulls you in and seduces you. You can't put it down. Her details are no more nor less than what the story needs. Her characters are developed and feel real. Her situations are tense. There is mystery & suspense. Definitely going on my Favorite Authors List & Series Following List.

  • Linda
    2019-06-14 03:25

    Love these kind of introduction novellas where we get to learn a bit more about the main characters before the first full length novel. Catori Starr (an ex Marine which is just too cool) is putting back her Hostage Rescue Team after letting it go two years earlier after her husband and the team were killed in a mission gone wrong. This novella starts out with Starr being talked into restarting her business, and continues with her meeting with each of the guys she has selected to offer them a job while still dealing with the loss of her husband Red and the memories that are being brought back. It ends with a bombshell regarding one of the team members families which I can see may be an ongoing arc. Now, if you will all excuse me, I'm off to start book one.

  • Denise H.
    2019-06-15 02:28

    This interesting story is the beginning of the series "Red Starr"!! I love Kennedy Layne stories. They are very well written, full of deep feeling characters, hot sex, and lots of action. Catori's husband and partner in Red Starr HRT, died two years earlier. She needed something to snap her back into life, and a friend does just that. New members to interview and hire for their Hostage Rescue Team. So, she travels to each new location to get them to sign up. We see a tough, qualified bunch of ex military with awesome skill sets, and a chance to do their jobs they were trained so well for. The facility is top notch, secure, and elite. Looking forward to the first mission. Highly recommend. ENJOY !!!

  • Poppy
    2019-06-25 09:24

    EXCITING!Having just devoured the CSA series, I immediately went out and bought all of the RED STARR series.I had a very contradictory relationship with Kennendy in the beginning but she has become one of my fav writers.RED STARR -- HRT looks to be a very exciting journey and this book gives a little glimpse into the men of the team, how they were picked, a little peek of their back stories and let's not forgot the most important factor for me -- the FEMALE is leading. I love nothing more than a strong, well written female MC.Let's get this journey on the road and and see where this leads!

  • Mei
    2019-06-15 08:16

    After getting through Catori Starr's pity party, I was able to appreciate and enjoy the start of this series from what it seems like it will be…an exciting adventure. As Catori continues to mourn her late husband Red, she finally decides to join the living and get back to Red Starr HRT business with a bit of coercion from Gavin Crest. Catori sets out to assemble a new team of men for the company. Obviously each man agrees to join the team after meeting with her and receiving her cryptic email to give their answer in 48 hours. Aside from the constant mention of the full details of Catori's wardrobe, I think I'm gong to enjoy this series and am on to Hearths of Fire.

  • Judith
    2019-05-28 01:22

    A great startKennedy Layne is one of my favorite author's and her writing about paramilitary personnel and their involvement in tense rescue situations strikes a chord with readers whose family members have had longer enlistments. Add in the significant element of protracted spousal grieving and you have a novella that is tense and emotionally charged, page after page. It's a fine beginning to another terrific series, I have no doubt. Layne fans will love it.

  • Amy
    2019-06-01 08:19

    Starr's Awakening by Kennedy LayneThe making of team RED STARR HRT!! This book is the back stories to all of the main team characters and about Catori Starr. Hoping for crossover from characters from CSA CASE FILES please!!!!! Great read!! let the journey begin....Looking forward to the next book!!!

  • Michaela Sterling
    2019-06-24 09:24

    Very good bookCharacters were very interesting a lot of the lingo with weaponry bypassed me. I did know quite a few words because I was in the Army for 11 years but to a person who was not in might find the acronyms disorienting. I usually read paranormal but this series looks like it would be great considering how everything flowed.

  • Bonnie
    2019-06-18 07:08

    I wasn't going to buy this prequel to the author's new series, but I'm so glad I did. It gives us background and insight to all the main characters of the Red Starr, HRT series. We also get a couple of cameo visits from one of my very favorite alphas, Gavin Crest from her CSA series.Next up on my Kindle: Hearths of Fire, Red Starr HRT Book 1.

  • karn
    2019-06-06 03:16

    The beginningBe sure too read this series before you read the CSA series. If you like military , now civilian, rescue missions, their brotherhood and of course sex when they find their loves, then you will thoroughly enjoy this book and this series. Fantastic beginning, Kennedy!

  • Gail
    2019-06-02 09:23

    Interesting bookWell written and the story draws you in as it goes along. It looks to be ongoing, so don't expect it to end for a while. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of them.

  • Stephen Ashley
    2019-05-26 02:21

    A delightful Delightful StartThis like Chapter One of a nice reading novel. The stage is set, the team leader has been selected, and now we are awaiting the team members to appear.

  • Sonia
    2019-06-15 05:19

    This is the Prequel to the Red Starr series. Tells you how the Red Starr HRT came back together after Catori lost her husband who died during a mission . Each man is handpicked by Catori and this tells you a little about each of their backgrounds.

  • Karen
    2019-06-26 07:22

    Wow I must read the rest of this series. This is an awesome introduction to what will be on amazing series. Shows a strong woman coming back from losing the love of her life. Watch her as she starts the journey back. Meet the outstanding men she picks to join her team at Red Starr HRT.

  • Michele bookloverforever
    2019-06-01 01:17

    a grieving widow takes up her late husband's work and legacy. he haunts her dreams. is he really dead? and what exactly happened on that last mission? Hope she finds her answers. eventually. I suspect her team's stories will come first. really promising.

  • Wendy Bocock
    2019-05-27 05:05

    Liked the story, but the sex scenes did not ring true for me.

  • Edna
    2019-05-30 06:17

    3.5 Stars!Great intro to this series.

  • Luz Maria Valle
    2019-06-14 02:22

    Starr's AwakeningGave it a five star rating. Good story. Can't wait to read the next in the series to see what happens next.

  • Denyse R
    2019-06-25 05:08

    Ohhh I likeI'm about to start the Red Starr series and I'm excited. Loved the prequel. Came about this book while reading the CSA series and I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

  • Polly
    2019-05-29 09:23

    Couldn't wait to get to the first book. I'm not a huge fan of series, but I am of these that can stand alone and you get to know the characters like family, cannot wait to get to know these.