ATF Special Agent Harper Tambini is kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord and forced to use her explosives knowledge to kill his competition before she can escape with the help of undercover CIA agent Rafe Silva.
As they make their way through the rivers, mountains and jungles, their desire for each other detonates.
But Harper reminds Rafe of his murdered fiancée, and the shadow world he wants to leave. Harper learned the hard way that men never stay, so now she doesn’t keep them around long enough to see if the sparks can light a fire that will last forever.
In their short time together, can they crystallize a relationship, or will it all blow up?
Harper is an explosives expert and is threatened with the harm to her ATF team if she does not cooperate with and follow the orders that the Carlos has issued, to build him a bomb. A VERY dangerous one at that.
Rafe the ex-Navy Seal and Carlos the Colombian drug lord have history, one that makes Carlos trust Rafe and never doubt his loyalty making Rafe the perfect candidate to be recruited by the CIA to be a double agent, when his school friend started his nefarious and no longer purely humanitarian dealings. Carlos may have started off trying to help his country become a more beautiful place but his ambitions and increased paranoia have made him a dangerous man.
From the beginning, Rafe feels the need to protect Harper. She feels drawn to him, something she is not familiar with. Harper uses men until she is done then boots them from her bed, Rafe is a gentlemen that does not love and leave em.
The story is fast paced and there is an element of danger throughout the book. Harper and Rafe eventually can no longer fight their attraction and give in to those feelings. But those feelings are confused and contradictory. They cannot believe they feel the way they do, but they also can not help themselves.
Although Harper is a a damaged character she is not weak, she knows what she wants and takes it. She is not used to feeling at all. She also has a rule "No sex during a mission". Rafe has a type of woman and Harper is it. He wants her but he is not willing to go there again. Both are afraid of heartache that love pretty much guarantees but they can have a fling and use it a pretense to keep Harper safe. And keep feelings out of it, right?
I liked the suspense and thrill I got reading this book. You are on the edge of your seat from the beginning. It is also apparent that the author has a lot experience with the military. She writes almost like she lived the life.
I would have like the characters to have had more time to develop their relationship so that is was not so much of a tennis match of feelings. The sex scenes were tastefully done and not too frequent and that was okay with me because there was enough and the rest of the story was actually very enjoyable.
If you are looking for a steamy, suspense thriller, this book is perfect for you.
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