A brooding covert operative and a spunky CIA agent discover a burning passion in the next installment of Julie Ann Walker's red-hot BKI series
Dagan Zoelner has made three huge mistakes
The first two left blood on his hands.
The third left him wondering...what if? What if he had told the woman of his dreams how he felt before his world fell apart?
Spitfire CIA agent Chelsea Duvall has always had a thing for bossy, brooding Dagan.
It's just as well that he's never given her a second look, since she carries a combustible secret about his past that threatens to torch their lives...
In a mixed of explosive and intense action, as the protagonist try to fulfill their mission and then escape for their lives, there is a beautiful story of the all-conquering love that comes with forgiveness and loyalty.
If you are not familiar with the Black Knights Inc series and Julie Ann Walker's writing, this would be a great place to get acquainted with them, since the book is completely stand alone and the references to the past BKI books, stories, and even characters are minuscule.
Dagan Zoelner is a mighty hero, that was so easy to like and connect with. He has the past he regrets, mistakes he has made that are still hunting him. He is loyal to his family, he carries his responsibility, he has kindness, even sweetness inside of him that left me breathless, as he shares his dreams and hopes with Chelsea.
Chelsea Duvall is a sassy lady, who can hold her own. Her love for her parents, her dedication to her family, her willingness to do anything for them is obvious. She carries a secret that if exposed could end her career as well as her budding relationship with Dagan. The man she has secretly loved for years who is finally giving her a chance.
I liked Chelsea and Dagan together. The fact that they have known each other for years, and have been lusting for each other, made the eruptive, huge leaps their relationship moved forward believable and sound. The need to express their feelings to each other was palpable, the want to get to know each other in all the possible way tangible, the passion between them swoon-worthy, for sure! It was steamy, all-consuming, and oh, so hot! But it was also heartbreakingly fragile, and honesty and trust were stretched to their limits as their muddle through the deep waters of their past mistakes while working for the CIA.
The action is constant, vicious, and deadly. The suspense and fear for life ceaseless. The criminal case is left partly open, hoping to get more insight to it in the future installment of the BKI series. And I do hope the series continues, even if the hints of it winding down or changing in form were plentiful in the mixed of the tale. Emily and Christian are still bantering and fighting at every chance they got, and even Ace, another member of BKI, gets a man to flirt with.
Hazardous action and frenzied romance, the kind where there is no place to hide, and your only choice are to fight for your life and your future happiness with all you have, fill the pages of this intense, fiery and entertaining romantic suspense story.
~ Four Spoons with the teaspoon on the side
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