Six years ago, Alexis Baptiste's world was turned upside down when Hunter Cassidy disappeared without a trace, leaving her alone and pregnant. She's finally moving on with her life when he resurfaces, just in time to rescue her from a would-be assassin. Forced to join him on the run to protect herself and her young son, Alexis is now in even more danger: danger of falling for Hunter all over again.
Betrayed by rogue CIA agents after infiltrating an infamous drug cartel, former DEA agent Hunter Cassidy has spent years trying to clear his name. He's not proud of the things he's done, and knows he doesn't deserve a future with Alexis, or the son he never knew he had, but he's determined to protect them from the men who ruined his life. Convincing Alexis to trust him--and denying his feelings for her--is going to be the hardest mission he's ever faced.
A story filled with dark secrets, conspiracy, lost love, and second chances.
The layers upon layers of secrets, betrayals, mistrust starts to unravel when, after six years in exile, Hunter is not only facing CIA agents gone bad and wanting him dead, but the love of his Life, Alexis.
The deepness of dishonesty and treason was uncovered through the story, with hidden parties to the deception, that took me by surprise. The story has a bit darker side to it, with the murky waters of the different agencies, and how deep the deceit goes.
Alexis and Hunter's love story is as well, shadowy, since Hunter left without warning six years ago, never knowing Alexis was pregnant, that he was the father. After some air is cleared, while in hiding to save their lives, Hunter's insecurities, feelings of unworthiness, is keeping them apart. I couldn't but admire Hunter's protective side, his willingness to sacrifice everything for Alexis and his son. When together, Hunter and Alexis were intense and sensual, taking my breath away.
While a bit confusing in the beginning with all the possible conspiracy theories, the story came together fast, and was delightfully nail-biting suspense material, with comprehensive ending. Four spoons for His Secret Past.
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