Running for her life...
When a typical day at her cafe in Eagle Rock was interrupted by a young woman desperate to escape her captors, Marnie Kemper gladly intervened. She also gladly agreed to testify against the men involved. Now, days before the start of the trial, her security detail is killed and she's alone, terrified, and unsure who to trust.
A stunning stranger is her only hope.
Dallas Winston's Army career ended abruptly when he and his K9 partner were shot during a drug bust. Thankfully, the Guardian Agency gave him a second chance at a meaningful career. When he gets the order to rescue a witness and salvage a high-profile case, he follows procedure and rushes in.
Soon it's clear that standard tactics won't be enough to keep Marnie alive. Forced to get creative, Dallas must lower his defenses to earn Marnie's trust as they navigate a deadly web of corruption.
What a fantastic, breathtaking romantic suspense tale, a story that keeps on your toes from the first page to the last!
I have enjoyed the Brotherhood Protectors series from Ms. Black, each their own story based on the world of the protectors. Yet Dallas is my favorite of them all, with the tight plot, tense suspense, and tender romance it just hit the home run on all aspects.
I applaud that the author brought up the alarming crimes against the Native American women and girls that have been happening in the resent times.
Marnie Kemper is a woman easy to admire. She is strong both physically and mentally, she looks out for those who need it, she is talented, smart, capable, she is able to defend herself, and she knows her own limits and respects them. Ah, I love her and her spunk so much.
And Dallas Winston is the perfect match for her, since they compliment each other so well, in every aspect. He is a broken warrior, yet capable and apt for his job. He is strong, smart and kind, and his tactical thinking was on point, he is a true protector, it wasn't something he could turn on and off, it was who he is.
I loved the chemistry between them, how they connected, how Dallas had to figure out fast how to gain her trust, and how Marnie was able to understand that Dallas was someone worth trusting with her life. The passion between them was ardent yet tender, sweet yet fervent, it was flammable and believable, I simply loved them as individuals and together as a couple.
The threat is real, it is deadly, and the danger is intense. It is constantly present, harsh, and at times violent.
There is so much story fit into the shorter length of a book. It is thrilling, action-packed, gripping, and marvelous, and I loved every moment and aspect of it just as it is. A must-read!
~ Five Spoons