Sometimes the one you were meant to be with…
Marisol Lorenzo landed her dream job as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and is working on the case that could make her career; now she’s determined to put away the most dangerous drug lord in the country. But his incarceration has opened up a lethal turf war among his lieutenants. Their enforcers are out hunting their enemies, and anyone who gets in their way. When one of them sets his sights on Marisol, she turns to a man she grew up with and has wanted for years—a member of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team. Even though she thinks he’ll break her heart when he leaves town, it’s a risk she’s willing to take.
Has been right in front of you all along.
Special Agent Ethan Cruz is back home in Miami with his team to take down a dangerous fugitive linked to the case Marisol is working on. He’s focused on his job and not looking for a relationship, until she captures his attention so completely that he’s consumed with the need to make her his. Though he knows he should keep his distance, the explosive attraction sizzling between them makes it impossible. He’s always had a soft spot for her but now his feelings are so intense he can’t shut them off. What starts off as desire quickly runs deeper, becoming something more powerful than he’s ever known. And when Marisol winds up in the crosshairs of the most lethal enforcer of all, he’ll put everything on the line to save her.
Fast, toe curling, action, characters that you fill fall in love with and relate to, a plot that keeps you glued to your book. I absolutely love Kaylea Cross' style of writing, and her romantic suspense and military stories are some of my all time favorite ones.
The suspense in the story built through the tale, and the tension get higher as the story progresses. The plot is well thought out, there's twists, and combinations, that puzzle your mind, and the interest to the story doesn't fade through the book.
I love the team, how seamlessly they work together, the brotherhood between them, and the complete support they give each other. I enjoyed that the other team members also get a voice and a point of view in the story, where it is appropriate, and fits into the plot.
What makes a difference in the story, is that the villain, or one of them, also gets his point of view, his story, past, present, emotions, anger, and hopes for the future, are also part of the whole. As a reader, I got a connection with him, understood his reasons, his goals, and why he was in the situation he was in. That gave the story deeper dimensions in my mind, and to the climax of the action, a different kind of reaction, emotional connection.
The romance between Ethan and Marisol is passionate, yet adorable. I loved them together, the tender sweetness, the steaming adoration, the understanding, the need to protect and take care of, the desire and will to make it work, and built a future together. Yes, the steam of the ereader's screen, but it was beautifully done, and so fitting to the story.
Delightful and charming characters, you want to spend time with, action that takes your mind to the edge, romance that makes you sigh and swoon, absolutely five spoons deserving romantic suspense!
~ Five Spoons!
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me