Review: Hijacked (Licking Thicket: Horn of Glory #1) by Lucy Lennox and May Archer

Rating: 2.75🌈

You know those books about the professional security agencies with highly trained agents with specialized skills ? Ones who are extremely cool under stress and focused on the job and clients? Even if a romance seems pending, they don’t loose their professional patina or come off as comical.The novels with plots dealing with drug cartels so criminally vile that the scenes and storylines come across as realistically gritty? Those books?

Yeah, this isn’t those.

Hijacked is more a “eye roll” emoji, suspend your belief sort of tale. The type where you can’t believe anyone actually does the jobs they’re supposedly doing but , hey, the novel is fun so let’s just roll with it shall we?

If you can do that, you enjoy this story, otherwise no.

If you can’t put aside your need for any sort of reality check, then this is just one big “ yeah, no”.

The characters, from dialogues that range from “local yokel “ cringe worthy (really… they sound right out of the Beverly Hillbillies) to South Park cartel style criminals, nothing here says take me seriously.

Scene after scene of situations where nothing feels believable , written by the author, so purposely really bad judgment on everyone’s part, just keeps occurring.

Like , the drug cartels guards who most likely are crazy homophobic are coming down the hall so let’s have sex now! SMH!

They, of course, just assume there’s no cameras or listening devices so it must be ok. Because, duh… professional.

So yeah… entertaining on a fun, cartoony way. Quick read . No depth of character and the plot is one that continues into book 2.

Yep, it’s a series.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, you have several books to look forward to.


Renowned cardiologist Carter Rogers is used to having things under control. His life, his prestigious reputation, his career, his future.

Things he can’t control this time around:

• His meddling grandfather

• His annoying gamer cousin

• Buggy South American jungles

• Being the meat in a feuding cartel sandwich

• Getting kidnapped by a monologuing drug lord

•Falling for the very hot, very mouthy ex-soldier from his past

In short, Carter’s peaceful, well-planned life has been… hijacked

Hijacked (Licking Thicket: Horn of Glory #1)

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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