Farrington has been in the basement for seven days. She knows the only reason she’s still alive and unharmed is because of her market value in the overseas sex-slave trade. That’s how Eduardo Miguel plans to keep her from testifying after seeing him brutally murder her fellow student—and how he’ll manage to pay off his enormous debt to the cartel for a botched drug deal at the same time.
Terrified and desperate, Farrington will do whatever it takes to escape her captors—including kill—the first opportunity she gets. So when Ryder, a scarred, rough, foul-mouthed, smooth talking, criminal tries to persuade her he’s rescuing her—even though she knows it’s just another part of the act to manipulate her in attempts to keep her calm and “undamaged” upon delivery—she sees her chance.
But when two rival gangs wage war above their heads and Ryder and Rachel are forced to take cover in the dark and deadly east Texas bayou, trusting one another for survival, they both realize they might never see another sunrise.
Can they both defy death . . . again?
This is the third in the series and was not what I was expecting. I have read this series since the beginning and I know that many people scoff at "formulas" but I do believe that a book in a series needs to hit some of the same benchmarks. This authors ability to write a romance with suspense is the reason I was excited for this book. Unfortunately there was no real romance in this story, what Rachel and Ryder did have was lust that I believe was fueled by many near death experiences. There was no time to establish a real deep connection since this was a very fast paced story.
Ryder was an awesome character his personality and demeanor are in line with the other brothers in the series and I did feel a connection with him. I wanted him to have his HEA.
Rachel, I didn't really care one way or the other, she never felt like she was all in at any point in the book.
The story is well told and it does not lack action and suspense, But if you are looking for a book that follows the rest series, this one is not for you.
It is a good read if you want a taste of Allie Juliette Mousseau's awesome story telling. Her ability to make me want to finish the book even though I don't particularly like the h is the reason I am able to rate this installment with: