By Kaylea Cross

Hostage Rescue Team series, book 1

Category: Contemporary Romance

 Overall Rating: 4.2

  • Captivation: 4
  • Sizzle: 4.5
  • Romance: 4
  • Enjoyment: 4.5
  • Literacy: 4

Book Description: Successful architect Rachel Granger loves her job and her life, but when a terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list targets her, there’s only one man she can trust. She hasn’t seen Jake in years but her former college friend told her he’d always be there for her and she definitely needs him now. Even though her feelings for him go far deeper than friendship and just being around him risks her heart, she would do anything to keep those she loves safe from a madman bent on unleashing hell.

 Only one man from her past can help

 FBI Special Agent Jake Evers made the biggest mistake of his life when he let Rachel slip through his fingers over two years ago. It doesn’t matter that he hasn’t seen her since then—if she needs him, he’ll be there. When he learns that she’s the target of a domestic terror cell, he’ll do everything in his power to keep her safe. He’s never gotten over her and won’t risk losing her again now that she’s reappeared in his life. But the threat is more widespread than they realized and now it’s a race against time to keep her and scores of innocent civilians alive.

Captivation:  I liked the summary of the book from the start, and read almost straight through with only a few breaks.

Sizzle: This book contains some great sizzle!  Well written, descriptive scenes bring on some great tingles.

Romance: The relationship here seemed just a bit off, not a lot of personal conflict between the main characters except minor memories – of which there wasn’t so much conflict as minor obstacles.

Enjoyment: I really liked this book.  Had some good tension, mixed in with the building relationship and personalities.

 Literacy:  There were a few common errors and some contradictions.

Overall, A good book with some really great combinations of tension, suspense, mystery, and romance.  This book will be added to my read again bookshelf.

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