A navy SEAL's mission is to protect a vulnerable target, not give in to temptation...
Saving Gina De Santos from attempted kidnappings is one thing. But navy SEAL sniper Josh Elliott's assignment requires getting close to the ravishing widow to ascertain what she knows. And that feels more dangerous than combat. In her presence, Josh has to remind himself she's not to be trusted.
Gina's drug-kingpin father had been negotiating with terrorists when a CIA raid killed him and Gina's husband. Now someone is after the vulnerable single mom and her little boy. While traveling to the Caribbean in search of clues, Josh and Gina find their sizzling desire overpowering. But when they're attacked again, they must overcome their mutual mistrust to survive at the hands of an unknown enemy.
Refreshingly original elements in a story where the lines between the good guys and the bad guys are faded by the family connections and lives are threatened because of the sins of the fathers.
Gina De Santos is a daughter of a drug dealer and a widow of an arms dealer. The government agencies are convinced she knows more than she is leading them to believe, that the secret she hides means she was part of the cartel, part of the criminal activities, and willing to let her young son be part of that world, as well. But nothing is as it seems, and the secrets that Gina is holding on to might now kill them all.
Gina is filled with spunk, determination, and perseverance. She is a protective survivor, smart and capable, and very much likable. The fact that she is not completely clean when it comes to her past just gave her more fascination and allure. She is not afraid to act when the need arise, yet she does listen to the directions of those who know better than she does and takes their advice.
Josh Elliott is a marvelous hero, a SEAL sniper who does not claim to know it all, who still has humbleness in him as well as courage, protectiveness, and kindness. He lost his mother in tragic circumstances, and the past comes to play a part of the present in an unexpected twist of the plot.
The attraction between Gina and Josh is tangible, yet the tension and fear from the current threats, and the tangled past connections constraint the budding feelings muddling the romantic possibilities between them.
A fascinating and entertaining story with blurred lines of good and evil. The charming characters won me over, and the constant menace and peril kept the action going and suspense elevated.
~ Four 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