When his uncle is brutally murdered, Josiah King knows that business just got personal. His uncle’s ties to the Alliance can mean only one thing: Josiah and his black ops team are targets, along with everyone they love. Primed for vengeance, Josiah is determined to unravel the plot–until long-legged redhead Sutton Dahl becomes a dangerous distraction.
Thrown together in the face of Alliance’s most lethal threat, Josiah and Sutton become unlikely partners, fighting for their lives even as the attraction between them flares into real passion. Torn between his team and the woman who means everything to him, Josiah will risk it all to save Sutton, even if that decision is his last.
Thoughts: So here’s the thing, I didn’t like the first book in this series, Playing Dirty, enjoyed the second book, Falling Hard, and loved this book.
First whenever Josiah spoke I heard his posh, at least to me, British accent and oh man…seriously what woman can resist a man decked out in black-ops gear and British accent? I know I can’t.
Plus knowing where the inspiration fro this series came from, the Starzz show Strike Back, I had zero problems imagining our hero.
The heroine, man she had moxy. I’ve found I’m super critical of heroines in romantic suspense books who do boneheaded things because of reasons, and I have to say that Sutton, while she had her reasons for not telling them everything she knows, in no way does it hurt them in their hunt.
One of the very many things that Helenkay does really well is create characters and story lines that draw you in until you are so involved in that what is going on all you can think about is the story to the point you ignore everything and everyone around.
That very much is the case in this series, and especially this book. From the opening scene, which is one of those OMFG scenes, to the very last confrontation with the bad guy and then the fallout with each of them I was completely invested in Josiah, Sutton and the members of the Josiah’s team.
I was already a fan of Helenkay’s but with this book she planted herself firmly on my auto-buy list. If you haven’t read Helenkay before you need to correct this and pick up one of her books.