Series: Heroes for Hire Book #1
Author: Sharon Mcclellan
Blurb: When High Risk Securities (HRS) agent, Eva Torres, botches an undercover job by failing to rescue both of the kidnap victims she was sent to retrieve, Quinn Blackwood—her former lover and the man who broke her heart—pulls her and one of the victims out of harm’s way. As a penalty for her sins, she’s offered the dull job of escorting a former bio-chemical warfare scientist to London to reunite with his daughter. Much to her displeasure, the job of monitoring her assignment is given to Quinn Blackwood, her former lover and the man who broke her heart. Quinn isn’t thrilled with the situation either. He taught Eva everything he knew about secrets, sex, and lies—but the biggest lie of all was the one he’d told himself: that his missions for HRS were more important than anything, including his relationship with Eva. Because now that they’re working together again, the urge to put his hands on her, to feel her beneath him again, is killing him. Things only get worse when their current operation goes wrong and the scientist they’re guarding is kidnapped mid-air. Now, Eva and Quinn have to work together to find him before he is forced to create a monstrous weapon that could destroy entire cities. A hard task made more difficult they find themselves fighting both the enemy and their building desire for each other. Can they work together for the sake of the mission without reigniting the passion between them—or will passion be the salvation of them all?
Thoughts: This book had romance, of course, but also a little bit of intrigue and suspense to go along with it. It was action packed, and no matter what was going on, it made for an exciting and interesting read. However, it was a bit predictable….I had guessed the villain of the piece the moment they were introduced into the story, so I would have liked a little more shock factor there, and the reasoning behind the villain’s actions didn’t really gel for me. I liked both Eva and Quinn, but I did have a bit of an issue when it comes to understanding the ‘why’ of their actions as well, so I think for me the biggest issue was character development – particularly when it comes to the reasoning behind their behaviors, actions, thoughts, and feelings. For example, Quinn’s reasoning behind breaking it off with Eva and the reason he has managed to stay away from her all this time conflicts with why he is willing to get back together with her now. The way it went from point A to point B just didn’t add up – I was waiting to see why this huge epiphany now, and the reasoning just lacked something for me. There is something missing there when it comes to Quinn’s thought processes, and I just didn’t quite feel it.
Other than that, it was an action packed book that kept you flipping those pages to see what happened next. An entertaining read for sure.