Series: Deadly Ops #2.5
Published by berkley, InterMix on April 21, 2015
Source: Advance Reader Copy
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bound to Danger, a tale of a woman in danger and the one man who will keep her safe at all costs...
Chief Nursing Officer Hannah Young is accustomed to working under pressure, but even she’s still reeling in the aftermath of a horrific terrorist attack on Miami. And things only get worse after a knife wielding maniac tries to kill her. Desperate for help, Hannah must turn to the one man she never thought she’d see again.
After spending an intensely passionate night with Hannah, NSA Agent and former Delta Force operative Dax Costas fell off the face of the earth. He got called away for a two week mission with no way to contact her. Now he can’t get the smart, sexy woman out of his head. She might be angry at him, but when it appears she has a stalker, Dax moves her under his roof and into his protection.
Unfortunately, whoever wants Hannah dead will stop at nothing. And if Dax can’t identify the perpetrator in time, it could be too late to discover if there is more between him and Hannah than just heated passion…
This was a quick and intense story that I really enjoyed reading.
Quick version is that Hannah thought she and Dax really had something going, but he never showed up to their date. He doesn’t show up for two weeks! When he does, she lets him know that he screwed up big time.
Dax is an agent for the NSA, and he often has to just up and leave for a mission. He can’t tell Hannah, since they aren’t married, so he really hopes she’ll let him back into her life. And when her life is put in jeopardy, he knows he’ll stay even if she doesn’t want him, because he won’t let anything happen to her.
The best part of this romance, was that Hannah was a smart and realistic character. She knows she’s in danger, and she knows Dax can save her. She doesn’t do any weird “I’m tough, I can do this on my own” stuff.
Their chemistry is off the charts, and the romance is well-done. The face that they knew each other before helps with those who won’t love the insta-lust/love, and the plot is strong. Katie Reus’ Deadly Ops series is a strong Romantic Suspense series, and this novella definitely adds to it.
***ARC courtesy of Berkley Intermix