A stolen boy
A haunted soldier
A cornered con woman…
Rafe Angelito thought he was done with the demons from his past—until his son is kidnapped. Blackmailed into abducting an American heiress, the legionnaire soon finds himself trapped in paradise with a fiery, daring beauty who's nothing he expects…and everything he desires. But when he uncovers her own dark secret, Rafe realizes he's made a critical mistake—one that could cost him everything.
Playing body double for a spoiled socialite was supposed to be Holly Ryan's ticket to freedom. But when she's snatched off her yacht by a tall, dark and dangerous stranger, the not-quite-reformed con artist will make a desperate play to turn her captor from enemy to ally, by any means necessary.
Yet as scorching days melt into sultry nights, Holly is drawn to the mysterious capitaine, with his unexpected sense of honor and his searing touch. When they're double-crossed, they'll have to risk trusting each other in ways they never imagined…because in this deadly game of deception, it's their lives—and hearts—on the line.
Two lost souls, fighting for a chance to survive, in the midst of fast paced, brutal action and heart-stopping suspense.
I am still gasping for a breath. What an amazing suspense story, filled with gruesome, cruel action, close combat, kidnappings, human trafficking, destinies that make you want to cry out loud, with the heartbreaking doom. The twist in the plot kept coming, the events escalating, the mistakes made by characters having disastrous consequences.
Everything in the story is moving fast, also the attraction between Holly and Rafe. The lies they tell to each other, to survive the situation, starts to unveil, and a fragile trust is formed in-between them. But to survive, they have to keep a clear head, and the fighting mode, or everything is lost.
I loved the characters, they had survived, so far, the unthinkable, both of them. But they had not only survived, but soared to a new level, fought away from their past, and made a better chance with the future for themselves. Now everything was in peril. Yes, the feelings between them develop fast, it is fiery, and passionate as they come together, the danger around them fueling them on.
The beautiful tropical scenery around them captured my mind, and lulled me into a false security of the peaceful, yet ardent, moments between Rafe and Holly.
There were moments, especially with young Theo, that broke my heart, and I felt like I was right there, facing the unthinkable actions, they were forced to perform.
I fell in love with the story, with the characters, the rapid action, got emotionally involved with the story, and prayed for hope, for a brighter future for all of them. What a whirlwind experience this story is, one not to be missed by any romantic suspense fans!
~ Five Spoons!
As a journalist, Brynn Kelly once spent her days chasing stranger-than-fiction news reports. Now she spends them writing larger-than-life novels, in a happy bubble of fiendish plots and delicious words. Brynn has a journalism degree, and has won several prestigious writing and journalism awards, including the Valerie Parv Award and Pacific Hearts Award. Her debut novel, Deception Island, was a Golden Heart finalist. She’s also a bestselling non-fiction author, in her native New Zealand.
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