Monday, December 19, 2016


A thrilling, fast-paced novel of romantic suspense.

Linda Howard
Released Dec 27th, 2016
Avon Books

A thrilling, fast-paced novel of romantic suspense from sensational New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard.

For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he’s ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who’s after the members of his elite squad—and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he’s determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet.

The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau “Bo” Maran finally has her life figured out. She’s got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn’t need a mysterious man in her life—especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.

The harder they fight the intense heat between them, the closer Morgan and Bo become, even though she knows he’s hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost Bo more than she’s willing to give. And when Morgan’s cover is blown, it might just cost her life.

A girl and her dog—who needs anything more? Isabeau Maran lives in a small West Virginia town, her part-time job as chief of police, an administrative position. Though life had dealt her several difficult blows, her determination and strength of will carried her through tough times without developing a thick layer of cynicism.
Morgan Yancy, who works for a covert, quasi-military group, drops into her life with a whirlwind of mystery and trouble. But, the sexy-as-hell warrior keeps his secrets close to his well-muscled chest.
Circumstances beyond anyone’s control forces them into a situation neither wants. Male pride vs a woman’s independence. 
Sparks fly.
This was a good story line with attention to detail that provided twists and romance  to keep one entertained. Ms. Howard kept a good pace yet didn’t gloss over or fast forward through critical action.
Supporting characters were drawn out enough to make me laugh and leave me hoping  they get their own stories. Small-town living has a culture all its own, and the writer used this to add color and background to a nice degree.
I loved that the author knows much about dogs given some of the details, but perhaps its character was a little too prevalent.

Linda Howard is the award-winning author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Gadsden, Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.

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