"WE HAVE YOUR SISTER."
Liz Cantrell is terrified when she receives a call from a man holding her newlywed sister captive - and she's convinced her sketchy brother-in-law's involved. Willing to pay any price for her sister's freedom, Liz flies to Niagara Falls with the ransom: an uncut diamond necklace worth millions.
But the moment she lands, a handsome, world-weary Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent takes her into custody.
Blake Fallon's determined to catch a ruthless diamond smuggler - and the pretty antiques dealer trying to save her sister could be just the break his case needs.
But as they team up to rescue Liz's sister and trap the criminal mastermind, a desperate stand-off will threaten everything they hold precious - including their lives.
Northern Border Patrol: Keeping the US-Canada border safe.
I loved this story, it has a perfect balance between the suspense, action, faith, and romance. It kept me on my toes when the action was high, and I enjoyed immensely, that there were time and place, in the story, for the affection, attraction, and love to grow.
I have enjoyed the previous books in the border patrol series, as well, so my expectations were high, and the author delivered! The criminal case, the action, tension accumulating, fear and danger for their lives all had a perfect timing. The many twists in the plot kept the intensity high, and the danger alive.
Blake and Liz had the attraction and affection for each other, yes, but they, or him, fought against it harder than most. For the author to give the time the characters needed, for the emotions to develop, and deepen, made the romance so much more powerful, profound.
Like in all Love Inspired books, the characters' faith in God plays a center part in the story. The moments when Blake and Liz were talking about their faith, their beliefs, and life is memorable, very tuned-in to the situation and to the story, to life in general.
Lots of surprises, unexpected turns in the plot, adorable romance that made me sigh, this story captured my mind from the page one, and kept the hold until the end.
~ 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