While investigating a government cover-up, former FBI agent Mitch Monroe is framed for murder. A wanted man, Mitch has no choice but to stay off the grid, and he needs Special Agent Caroline Foster—the FBI’s top sniper and a woman who wants nothing to do with him—to clear his name.
After sharing a single night of simmering passion with Mitch a year ago, Caroline hasn’t been able to get him out of her head. Or her heart. He's jeopardized her job once…helping him now could end her career. But a friend has been murdered, and no matter how Caroline feels about Mitch, he's not the killer. She needs answers, and she needs Mitch Monroe out of her life once and for all.
On the run and with no one to turn to, Mitch and Caroline can’t fight the reigniting passion between them. She’ll lose her career if she proves Mitch is innocent…he’ll lose his life if she doesn’t
I enjoyed this story, with its many levels of deception and secrets, the 'all for one' loyalty in friendships - not to mention the sweet romance!
I liked Mitch in the previous book of the series, and was looking forward to read his story. And it didn't disappoint.
The suspense in the story is intense, even though there's not that much action in itself. But the constant fear of getting caught, and the possible conspiracy theories are scary. The layers of secrets uncovered are spreading anxiety, and with every chapter there's something new revealed that makes the heart race faster.
The relationship, and history, between Mitch and Caroline is complex, but the pull they have for each other, the chemistry between them, is tangible. Not to give anything away, but the moments when Mitch and Caroline are honest and open about their feelings, in the past and now, are adorably sweet and touching. The passion, love, and tenderness is evident in the tale, even though the heat level is not high.
The banter between them, as well as with other characters, is fun and truly entertaining. One of the things I found so enjoyable was the stereotype personalities Caroline and Mitch represent, and how well they know each others mannerism and habits, thus the predictable way they could read each other, giving the story new layers of entertainment and depth.
Through the story it comes evident, that the authors had fun writing this story, and it made me enjoy it even more! Overall just very satisfying and delightful story, in both romance and suspense sectors, and deserves all the 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