Husband and wife reunite in USA TODAY bestselling authors Debra Webb & Regan Black's sizzling Colby Agency: Family Secrets series!
When someone tries to kill security expert Sophia Leone on a dark road, she's rescued by her husband—a US army general she thought died a year ago.
Suddenly, Frank Leone is back, very much alive, and insisting that someone is trying to kill Sophia.
Convicted of treason before his supposed death, Frank claims a shadow group is behind everything.
Now Sophia must put her life in the hands of the handsome desperado she married for better or worse thirty years ago…the man she never stopped loving.
I'm so excited to tell you my thoughts about this book, that I think I need to take a deep breath first.
I love this story, for so many reasons. First of all, such a different kind of setup from most books. They have a thirty year marriage behind them, and she thought he was dead. And not only dead, but killed himself after being convicted of treason. And now he's back, saying she and their daughter are in danger.
The action, hunt for the true criminals, to undercover the secrets, betrayals, the criminal web is non stop. The suspense is high, everyone is connected, and connected to the high level in the military. It left me breathless, hanging on to each word as it spelled out. The speed of the tale, the constant new recoveries of leads, and the vigilant hunt for the truth and justice, just loved it.
And then, the relationship, romance. There's no question of the chemistry, or connection, knowing each other, after thirty years together. And it is all still there, like it was just last week when they departed.
But there's also so much anger, sadness, fear, trust issues, that they have to build the foundation again, to be able to find a common ground and move on. And after everything that has happened, is that even possible?!
I enjoyed reading about a 'grown up' romance, when people in romance novels are finally older, or close to my age, it is a rare treat these days. They played so well with each other, as a team, knowing each other and even sensing their thoughts and jitters. They are truly equal with each other, they are both smart, trained, and capable. And when you add these two into the setup they were in, I would recommend not to start reading the story very late at night, if you have an early wake up call the next day..
Endless instability, menace, and peril, crimes committed one can barely fathom, and only days to solve the twisted mystery, to avoid even bigger downfall, and to get justice to those who deserve it, and the truth to all who are willing to listen. The suspense and intrigue will leave you gasping, and looking forward for more. And the romance, the bittersweet reunion, the love you vowed that would never die, is there really a second chance, after everything is said and done?
~ 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