Intense, raw, and frighteningly realistic suspense with romance that matched the adjectives of the mystery and action.
I have made it rather vocal in the past that I do not like hero's who are man-sluts, just not my thing. And I am all about equality, so I admit that the heroine in this story with her 'fuckbuddies' (author's word) and strings of one night stands was difficult to relate to at first. It really took me a while to warm up to Tara Fujimoto, but I did grow to like her, and towards the halfway point in the book, I truly did care about her destiny and worried about her surviving to see another day. Yes, she is different, she has this polished wall surrounding her that did not match the inside of her, her temperament, her way of talking, acting, reacting, it was unique, and a bit brute at times, but she was real, and with Jeff Patarava, she didn't hide her true self.
Jeff was in a tough spot, trying to help Tara while needing to find and rescue his son. Jeff and Tara were very different in their personalities and interests, yet when the true identities of these two finally come to light, there are not so many differences after all.
They have chemistry, they click, the physical attraction between them is hot, palpable, and even with the rough touches and actions, still have tender moments and even innocence in an interesting way.
The suspense is up close and deadly dangerous. The attacks and threats are coming from all sides, no one is safe, not for a moment, and to escape in an old RV was a genius undercover move.
The story is vastly entertaining, it is sexy, it is perilous, rough, and raw in many aspects. I enjoyed it and the learned to appreciate the distinctively unique touches in the tale. A great addition to the series that is filled with tense suspense and ardent love stories with intriguing characters.
~ Four Spoons