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I love romantic suspense and enjoy a story with a little something going for it besides the tried and true themes that have been done countless times before. This story is action packed with a twist you won't see coming, one that changes the entire scope of of the story into one whale of a white knuckled race against time.
Landon and Olivia won't have time to dwell on an awkward situation for long because the woman Landon picked up at the bar just happens to be a member of the Red Brotherhood. Unbelievably, Olivia once more becomes a kidnap victim. While being held hostage she learns the terrible truth about Landon Miller. He is not the hero she believed him to be, in fact he's a cold stone killer.
Landon is that type of hero- the dark, brooding, damaged, flawed and broken man that women feel like holding and and nurturing. But, in this case, Landon was not at all a man I felt I could trust. I never feared for Olivia, but I wondered if he had lost his ability to value human life after performing his unorthodox duties. I could understand Eve's concern for her sister even if she was way to overprotective of Olivia. As a result I had a little trouble with the romance part of the story for long time. The chemistry was definitely in place, but it was the evidence of real and true love that develops over time that made me a true believer.
I understood that Olivia had survived a harrowing ordeal once before and was having a hard time going back to her normal routine, working at a job her heart wasn't really into, and feeling like she needed to take charge of her life and make her own choices and decisions even if it meant she made mistakes or got hurt. It wasn't her sister's right nor Landon's to dictate to Olivia what was right or wrong for her and it certainly wasn't their right to keep very large pieces of information from her at a most critical junction in her life.
As for the suspense element, this plot was maybe a little ahead of our time, at least to our knowledge.
I liked that part though because it gave the reader something to think about, as a possible threat in bio terrorism and what someone might be working on in a lab right his minute. An old case comes back on Landon in spades. Now Olivia is being used to flesh out someone Landon has been trying to protect.
From here the story could have gotten a little maudlin, but it stayed focused on the right track until the very end which was till a little poignant. I do wish we could touch base with some of the players in this book in the future because I do hope they will find the kind of love and peace Olivia and Landon have managed to achieve.
While some elements in the story were a little over the top and did test the plausibility limits I was entertained, so that's really all that matters. If you like fast paced action, suspense and steamy romance this book is one you will enjoy. Overall 4 stars.
Cole Ferguson was good with the delivery of the story.
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To be honest, the female lead was very anoying at times. I am not sure if it was due to the anoying voice the narrator gives the woman or if it is just because she reminds me of so many woman who cannot let things go and have a severe lack of common sense.
Despite the above, I love the broken male lead character and his internal struggle. The narrator did a great job with most of the characters. He just needs a better voice to use for female parts.