The risks ex-cop Sam Petrie has taken have turned his life into a train wreck. So he has nothing to lose by doubling down as the elusive Svetlana Ardova’s unwanted bodyguard on a potentially deadly trip to Italy.
Ever since the McClouds rescued Sveti from certain death, her crusade against modern slavery has blazoned a bulls-eye on her chest, but when one of the threats against her almost hits the mark, Sam’s protective instincts go into overdrive. Every lethal obstacle and trap they encounter ups the stakes—and the undeniable heat between them.
Now they’re spiraling in on a deadly and explosive secret—one that could either redeem them or destroy them . . . and the closer they get, the shorter the fuse . . .
The book jumped right into a middle of the story, and I have to admit, since this is the first book for me in a long running series, I felt a bit lost at the beginning.
The tone of the story is dark, tense, and even crass, making the atmosphere gloomy, edgy and aggressive. The characters seem to bring the worst out of each other, electrifying the playing field, leading into fierce and fiery encounters.
When Sam and Sveti finally come together, after years of crushing on each other from the distance, the lovemaking is raw and primitive. The past history, fears, and insecurities push the sexual encounters to be an emotional playing field, and on occasion, into a power game. When trust is nearly impossible to Sveti, but safety is what she craves the most, Sam comes across as a biggest threat and greatest temptation.
The hunt for the truth, justice, and rectitude is violent, bloody, and gory. The tension is constant, the threat seems to be coming from all sides, and the battle to keep Sveti, not only safe, but alive, is an overwhelming task, when battling with the intense feelings Sam and Sveti bring out in each other.
I was blown away by this story, it surely got an emotional response from me, from one end to the other. It was hard to put down, addictive with its gloomy world
~ Four Spoons
Shannon McKenna is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous romantic thrillers and several novellas. After a bizarre assortment of jobs, from singing cocktail waitress to medical secretary to strolling madrigal singer, she decided that writing hot romantic suspense suits her best. She lives with her husband and family in a small seaside town in southern Italy.
Write to Shannon at her website www.shannonmckenna.com
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