Series: LOST #4
Published by Avon on May 31, 2016
Genres: Contemporary RS
Source: Advance Reader Copy, Avon Addicts
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In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent’s investigation entices a killer into making her his prey.
PARTNERS . . . FRIENDS . . .
Forensic anthropologist Victoria Palmer has always been better with the dead than the living. Shutting down her emotions, she lets few people in. But then Victoria’s latest investigation takes her and agent Wade Monroe to Savannah, Georgia. Handsome, dangerous, and more than ready to play dirty on any case, Wade weakens Victoria’s aloofness with just one glance.
. . . LOVERS
Wade knows their recent cases have pushed Victoria beyond her limits. But her skills are crucial to finding a college student who went missing five years ago. Victoria is able to determine she was murdered, and that the killer is still on the loose.
And when the vicious murderer targets Victoria, Wade must do everything in his power to protect her . . . because he refuses to let a woman he loves be torn from him . . . again.
Wade and Victoria work together at LOST (Last Option Search Team) and we’ve watched them sort of dance around each other in the past few books. In this book we see just how hot these two can burn.
A book or two ago, Victoria was kidnapped and held by a sadistic killer. She still hasn’t fully recovered, not emotionally anyway. But she’s determined to just ignore it and carry on because her life hasn’t really been roses, and that’s just how she deals.
Wade, for his part, has his own secret, and while he’s spent years pining after Victoria, he was willing to wait. Until she was abducted. That was the kick in the pants he needed to pursue Victoria. He wants her to confide in him, and he wants her in his life as more than just his partner. That starts with him following her to a bar where she meets up with a guy, seemingly for a one night stand, but Wade is furious.
Wade takes her home and lets her know if it’s just sex that she wants, she should use him, not some stranger from a bar. Victoria is floored. But also intrigued…
Their latest mission leads them on the hunt for a missing girl who’s been gone for 5 years. But they find a new girl is missing, and Victoria may be the next target.
Wade wants her to trust him, and Victoria wants to push him away, how will they make it work?
I like how I never felt the romance was put on the back burner for the plot, and vice versa. Ms. Eden is exceptional at writing Romantic Suspense. She truly combines the suspense of a thriller with the passion of a romance. I definitely love this series, and I’ll say it again- Avon looks good on Cynthia Eden.
***ARC courtesy of Avon Books