Series: Deadly Ops Book #2
Author: Katie Reus
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Blurb: At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget. Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.
Thoughts: This is yet another great book – and great series – by Katie Reus, and with every one that I read I kick myself for not discovering her sooner! I absolutely loved the characters in this book – both Maria and Cade were just so likeable. What really connected me even more to the story was the brief glimpse before each chapter of letters between Maria and Cade from years ago, when they first started to develop feelings for each other – yet, it also had me feeling for these characters and all the time and possibilities that were lost to them.
In the beginning the emotions were a little lacking, particularly as all the events that were unfolding started to take effect. Considering the events were the starting point of everything, it was a bit odd to me that they seemed to fall a little flat. However, this is quickly remedied in the book. The overall feel of the book was a little too pat of this genre, too, and not as stand out as I would have liked. No matter though – it was still an enjoyable read, enjoyable series, and an enjoyable author!