The government trained her to kill…
Briar Jones has lived most of her life in the shadows, carrying out secret ops to eliminate some of the United States’ most dangerous enemies. She’s devoted her life to serving her country so when a faceless enemy targets her and kills someone close to her, she’ll stop at nothing to bring them down. With her life in danger and critical intel leaked during an off-the-books op, she has no choice but to go on the run with a disturbingly sexy man she barely knows. While in hiding they learn that the agency responsible for turning her into a lethal weapon is now out to destroy her. What they don’t know is why, or who has set her up. As they unravel the mystery Briar must trust this near stranger in order to stay alive and expose whoever is behind the plot. She never expected to lose her heart in the process.
Now it’s coming after her…
Matt DeLuca has survived devastating loss and risen to become commander of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team. When a top-secret mission goes awry and he’s tasked with protecting Briar, the last thing he anticipates is falling in love with the beautiful and deadly assassin. But now intelligence officers are dying and Briar’s name is at the top of the hit list. With her life at stake they race to end the threat and clear her name, battling the shadowy killers sent to silence her forever.
Gripping tale of suspense, action, black ops, and conspiracy theories, mixed with an amazing love story.
The prologue gives a great insight to Matt, and the loss and pain he has suffered. I fell for Matt in the previous books of the series, he is such an all around good guy, the perfect hero material, it's hard not to like him. The connection and curiosity between Matt and Briar was first introduced earlier in the series, and I have been looking forward to this story! It didn't disappoint. The attraction burns hot, the passion between them is scorching. But at the same time it's somehow so tender, loving and caring, protective, it just melted my heart.
The action is riveting, and heartfelt, as people close to Briar, and her operations, starts to die in mysterious ways, and as the government goes after Briar, the hunt for the truth is on across the country. The exploit for truth is explosive, tense, and fierce. Operatives are dying in a domino effect, while Briar and Matt are on the run, fighting to stay alive. I loved that Alex and the Titanium gang was called to help, I always enjoy to visit with the friends from other series. The tension in the story keeps building from the start, the web of lies, secrets, set ups, and illegal actions are endless, while the culprit is well hidden in his position of power, and slippery to catch.
Yet another dazzling suspense tale from Kaylea Cross, where intense action is mixed with the enticing love story, highly recommended
~ 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