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Cassandra Christo is on a quest for answers in the mysterious deaths of her mother and stepbrother. But when she returns to her childhood home on the Pacific Coast of Baja, Mexico, Cassie runs into two major obstacles: her corrupt stepfather, and Rio Santana, Saul's right-hand man and the person she unknowingly let into her heart after he comforted her during the darkest moment of her life.
Rio's been fantasizing about reconnecting with Cassie for months. But not here and sure as hell not now. As an undercover agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he's only weeks away from finalizing transport of a terrorist cell over the U.S.-Mexico border, and he definitely doesn't have time for this wild attraction to Cassie, let alone the risk it poses to his cover.
When Cassie's stepfather grows nervous about her investigation and orders Rio to use seduction as a last-ditch effort to keep her from learning too much, the heat between them turns into a full blown inferno. And as the end of the operation draws closer, Rio knows if he tells Cassie the truth about who and what he is, it won't only jeopardize his mission, it may result in him losing her forever. And if he doesn't, his lies and deception could get them both killed.
©2012, 2013 Joan Swan (P)2014 Joan Swan
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By karen on 04-06-14

Awesome - A Nail biting and Gripping story !!

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Six months after the mysterious yacht explosion that killed Cassie Christo’s mother and stepbrother, authorities still have no answers to the cause. Searching for closure, Cassie returns to her childhood home on the Pacific Coast of Baja, Mexico, where she launches her own investigation into the accident. She never expected to find an adversary in the man who had once touched her heart with kindness in her darkest moment.<br/><br/>Rio’s been fantasizing about reconnecting with Cassie for months. But not here and sure as hell not now. As an undercover agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he’s working the biggest sting operation in all of northern Mexico, and he definitely doesn't have time for the wild attraction he feels for Cassie. -- Not only is his cover on the line, so is his heart. Because as the end of a yearlong operation draws closer, Rio knows if he tells Cassie the truth about who and what he is, it won’t only jeopardize his mission, it may result in him losing her forever. And if he doesn't, his lies and deception could get them both killed....<br/><br/>I loved the suspense that was built in this book. It started with the first page and carried on until the last page. I think Joan did a great job with the entire plotting of the story. The main characters and story-line were well developed and the other characters in the book had you guessing who was good and who was bad. The descriptions of the scenes, situations and emotions were done so well that I felt the same things the characters felt... <br/><br/>Joan did a fantastic job at balancing the romance and suspense and it really fit Cassie and Rio. You never knew exactly how the next scene would play out and it never got old. I thought the intimate scenes were nicely done and not over used, perfect for this story !! <br/><br/>Christa Lewis done a fabulous job narrating and made me feel like i was right there with the characters.... I can't wait for book 2 :)

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By Terri on 05-04-14

A Rollercoaster Ride from begiing to end!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I loved this book! There was so may plot twists & turns in this story. A real edge of your seat book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cassandra & Rio - The hero & Heroine were awesome! The relationship between them was touch & go. Both of them are fantastic characters!

Have you listened to any of Christa G. Lewis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my 1st listen of this narrator! The narrator did a great job! Christa has a wonderful way to expressing emotions1

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This book was very exciting. Always new twists & turns in the plot. It felt like a roller coaster ride & I really enjoyed it! Danger, suspense, romance, smugglers & corruption all rolled up in a enticing story that was well delivered by the narrator. I can see this becoming a movie!

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