From the blurb:
It's a good thing Gabe Bristow lives and breathes the Navy Seal credo, "the only easy day was yesterday," because today his life is unrecognizable. When his prestigious career comes to a crashing halt, he's left with a bum leg and few prospects for employment that don't include a desk.
That is, until he's offered the chance to command a private hostage rescue team and free a wealthy American businessman from Colombian paramilitary rebels. It seems like a good deal- until he meets his new team: a drunk Cajun linguist, a boy-genius CIA threat analyst, an FBI negotiator with mob ties, a cowboy medic, and an EOD expert as volatile as the bombs he defuses. Oh, and who could forget the sexy, frustratingly impulsive Audrey Van Amee? She's determined to help rescue her brother- or drive Gabe crazy. Whichever comes first.
As the death toll rises, Gabe's team of delinquents must figure out how to work together long enough to save the day. Or, at least, not get themselves killed. Because Gabe's finally found something worth living for, and God help him if he can't bring her brother back alive.
I should give this book even more stars for the edible man on the cover! Lets all just take a moment and breathe in his male-ness and imagine all of the dirty things that we would do to him....
Need another second? Sure...
Okay, onto my review! This book falls squarely in the romantic suspense category, which really isn't my thing. I hate books that are too suspense-y. I get antsy and sweaty and nervous if I think my beloved characters are in jeopardy. However, this book managed to be a very nice read despite my lack of enthusiasm about the genre. I liked the heroine (Audrey), who I thought was sexy and take charge in a nice way. She wasn't whiney and passive, which I really appreciated. Gabe, the MC, was a hot ex-navy seal who really had me rooting for him. The chemistry between the two main characters was there and electric. To boot, I think the action scenes were great and the writing was on point.
What didn't I like? Well, for starters, I could tell that this book was trying to give teasers for what we would see in the next books in the series. Each member of the private hostage negotiation crew had his own set of deep seeded issues that were introduced, setting the stage for each of the guys to have his own book in the future. What I didn't enjoy about that was that the main plot got kind of lost along the way. It became too jumbled keeping track of each guy and his particular problems. I also thought that the book lost some steam with its length. I found myself putting it down and picking it back up days later because part of the book dragged and didn't keep my interest.
Despite a few flaws, this book was a very nice read in the romantic suspense category. A must read for those girls who are obsessed with hot military men and want a new series to follow!
**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
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