SHE’S RUNNING FOR HER LIFE
Framed for espionage, reformed hacker Valerie Sanchez has no choice but to run. Worse, when the proof of her innocence is destroyed, things turn deadly. Can she trust the sexy terrorist hunter who mysteriously turns up to protect her, or is he the real threat?
HE’S HOT ON HER TRAIL
Former Marine sniper Scott Kramer’s job was supposed to be easy. Follow the hot computer geek who stole plans for classified weapons until she meets her buyer, then let law enforcement take over. But when Valerie becomes an assassin's target, Scott's gut says she’s innocent. Now, he must risk his life—and his heart—to keep her safe.
With multiple intriguing elements, this story pulled me into the world of dark web, espionage, and betrayals, holding me in there with the captivating, lovable characters and the developing romance in between them.
The crimes committed circle around the computer world, the internet, and its dark web with all the dangers and the possibilities. The work done on the computers to find the evidence of the true criminals are well explained. It challenges the reader's knowledge yet doesn't underestimate their mind. I loved how I was pulled into this world I had no knowledge of before, yet I could navigate there and follow what was going on. And there was a lot going on, the action is deadly and constant. The possibilities to escape from the false charges seemed impossible. The flow of the tale is seamless and natural, the continues plot twists kept me on my toes and the intensity elevated.
Valerie Sanchez and Scott Kramer both were fantastic characters, it was easy to like them and relate to them with the imperfections they had. The more I got to know them the more I admired them and it seemed they had a lot in common. Their childhood wounds both in their bodies and minds, the scars life had left in them, the healing that was ongoing effort to be able to move on, it all gave a great perspective to the development of the characters and their bonding with each other.
The connection they have was precious and admirable. They worked well as a team, they complimented each other's talents and gifts. Adding to that the palpable, growing romantic feelings they had for each other and they seemed like two parts of a whole. The passion they had for each other was tangible, yet their insecurities and old wounds made it so real and true, giving a tender and delicate touch to their relationship.
Blindsided turned out to be a story impossible to put down until 'the end'. The action is fatal and treacherous, not knowing who to trust, questioning every move they make while on the run for their lives, the ferocity of the actions against the characters gave the tale special kind of vigor and energy. The severity of their past experiences mirroring the present events gave a rare, enticing depth to the characters, witnessing their development and growth was gratifying. I'm loving this author's voice and the wounded characters she has created that has completely charmed me over.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Gwen writes romantic suspense and books on Scrivener and other tools for writers. Formerly a manufacturing engineer, programmer, and business school instructor, she lives in an empty nest in northern California with her retired Air Force hero and a lazy golden retriever.
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