Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.
When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.
As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…
Derek DiMarzio is smart, sexy, funny and lethal. He seeks out Emilie to get Intel on her brother, who he believes is a criminal that deals in human trafficking, guns and drugs. However things don't go as planned as he finds Emilie hard to resist. Can he pursue a real relationship with Emilie when he is not being truthful with her? Will she accept him as he comes, all of him?
The chemistry between Derek and Emilie jumps off the pages and are actually the hottest sex scenes in the entire series thus far. Faced with the crisis at hand these two are able to find solace in each other and seem to really connect on a deep level. There is so much going on that it keeps you on the edge of your seat. I read this book in 4 hours and I have a huge book hangover to prove it! If I could say one thing about this book is that is NEVER boring!
This ENTIRE SERIES is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Although each installment is part of a series you can read them as standalones. I suggest you start at the beginning and work your way through the gritty underbelly of Baltimore and the world that is the Hard Ink series.
5 out of 5 stars