Series: Black Ops Inc. bk 6
Author: Cindy Gerard
His quiet vacation in the Peruvian Andes turns deadly when a Black Ops, Inc. operative rescues a stunning stranger from a mysterious train robbery and discovers she’s the target of a vengeful manhunt.
A DANGEROUS MAN
For Luke Colter, down time is an illusion. He should know better than to ever leave his gun behind. Especially since he risks his life to save world-famous supermodel Valentina.
A REBELLIOUS WOMAN
Val thought traveling incognito through the mountains would be the perfect cure for her bruised heart . . . until someone tries to kill her. Without knowing who is after her—and why—does she dare trust her irresistible protector?
A PERILOUS MISSION THAT COULD SEAL THEIR FATE
Luke’s elite military training offers little defense against his feelings for Val. When his BOI team links her ruthless enemy to the cutthroat global weapons trade—and to a man from her troubled past—he’ll do anything to save her. So when Val offers herself as bait, will he make the right call . . . or surrender to the hold she has on his heart?
I have read every single book in this series and I liked each of them, but there is has always been one character that I have liked more than the other guys, and that was Luke. When I got Luke’s book I was so afraid that I wouldn’t like it that I left it on my counter for a couple of weeks before I finally picked it up.
I absolutely LOVED this book! The things that both Luke and Val said at the beginning of each chapter were awesome. Here are some of my favorites…
Luke – Stick a Fork in him he was done
Luke was going insane…break-out-the-anti-psychotic-drugs, dust-off-the lobotomy-kits and lace-up-the-straightjackets-insane
Vas was past caring that she was one note shy of a full-blown hysteria opera
Okay back to the characters..
When Luke and Val met they are both at a crossroads in their lives. Trying to figure out how to go on as they both have been dealing with some personal demons. Then someone tries to kill Val (so they think) and Luke happens to be right there and his training kicks in full force.
As Luke and Val race across Peru outrunning the bad guys they have to face their fears and learn how to re-enter their lives.
Luke has been a member of BOI since the beginning and has the nickname Doc, he is a highly trained killing machine that is also their medic. He has also been in full blown lust with Val since he was a teen-ager and saw her on a billboard. Having her close at hand is a dream come true.
Val is super model. She has no clue why someone would try and kill her. She has been traveling in disguise in a bid to reclaim herself after the mess of her divorce. When she meets Luke she is very gun shy about almost everything. However she is in serious trouble and Luke is the only one that is able to help her.
The issues that these two have are very believable. I completely understood and empathized with the emotions of both of them, and the decisions that they made before they had all the facts of who and why someone is trying to kill Val.
The action is non-stop and the dialogue is one of my favorite parts of this, both the verbal and the internal dialogue.
Then there is the cliff hanger. It begins when they are looking to find out why someone is trying to kill Val and deals with Sierre Leone. If you have this series from the beginning you know that that is where everything happened to make them join Nate in the BOI’s. As Cindy is close friends with my other favorite black ops author Tara Janzen and we all know what happened in THAT series my mind immediately started racing and hasn’t stopped. So now I can’t wait for the next and final book in this series so that I can find out what happened in the cliff hanger.
If you love awesome dialogue, hot former SEAL’s, steamy sexual tension and lots of non-stop action then you will not want to miss this book. Even though it is a part of a series it can be read as a stand alone book.
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