“In Eden’s romantic suspense novel, Veronica Lane was on a mission to find her missing brother. Turning to Jasper Adams, the sheltered computer technician placed her life in his hands, hands that aroused her as no others had.
Undercover, Jasper was hunting a killer and Veronica was in the line of fire. The former Texas Ranger knew he was playing with fire as he worked to secure her trust while deceiving her about his real mission. He could only hope that in the end she would still feel passion when she looked at him.
A fast-paced addition to the Shadow Agents series.
“Very good book, definitely intense. I really liked both Veronica and Jasper. Veronica knows that there is something wrong when she doesn't hear from her brother for six months. He has always managed to stay in touch with her before. So she goes looking for help from Jasper, an old army buddy of Cale's. She doesn't know that Jasper is part of a team that is already looking for Cale, who is believed to be killing their fellow agents. When she meets Jasper not only is she immediately attracted to him, she also trusts him. As they begin their search other murders happen and she ends up in the crossfire. When the truth about his presence comes out she is hurt and furious. She also keeps insisting the Cale is innocent. I loved her intelligence and ingenuity as she used her brain to work to find and clear her brother. She also had a core of strength that was unexpected to people who didn't know her. She had a deep sense of loyalty which even extended to Jasper even when she was mad at him. I also liked the way that his past and his profession didn't diminish her feelings for him.
Jasper was great. I liked the fact that he really didn't want to believe that Cale had betrayed them all even when all the evidence was pointing that way. He was determined to find him though, no matter what it took. He didn't expect Veronica to come to him with her plea for help and he sure didn't expect the intense attraction that he felt. He was also quite certain that he wasn't anywhere near good enough for her and tried very hard to resist the attraction. That got harder when she became a target in the mess that was going on. At that point his focus turned to keeping her safe first and finding Cale second. I loved seeing him stand up to Logan about her. I also loved seeing him open up and begin to accept that he might be able to win the girl. His part at the end was very well done.
The suspense story itself was great. The action was pretty much non-stop. I liked seeing the other members of the EOD team again and how they were still working on finding out who was trying to take down the EOD. There were plenty of intense scenes while trying to figure out who was behind these murders. Just when I thought I had it figured out there were a couple twists thrown in that made me wonder. I also enjoyed the buildup to Gunner and Sydney's story - can't wait to read that one!”
“~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
“I have come to expect great reads from Ms. Eden, she has yet to disappoint me. But I will admit that I’m beginning to think her Romantic Suspense is soaring more than the PNR I love so much.” ~Under The Covers
The Elite Operations Division aka the EOD continues to exist, off the grid of course and this time the mission is to find a killer targeting their very own. Jasper and the crew are on the hunt. The problem is the man in question is no other than Cale Lane, a colleague they all once trusted. And even worse, his sister is now involved. Veronica Lane is determined to find her brother and her last option is to hire someone who knows him. She doesn’t know that Jasper is already on the case to find him and most definitely not the reason. This totally puts Jasper in a “conflict of interest” situation but this will give him full access of what she knows including Cale’s files and possible contact with Cale. But right off the bat, you know there’s more to it than that.
I was actually a bit worried that this “conflict of interest” will take a toll on their relationship but Veronica was a big girl and took it better then I thought. I really liked Veronica in that aspect. She knows what she wants, trusts her instincts and she is loyal to the bone. Jasper is the same. Boy, he knew exactly what he wanted and was not afraid to get it. I have to admit there was some hesitation on both ends but it was done well and it was definitely realistic reactions to any relationships.
The conflict of the story is not so much on the romance though but more on the suspense element. Oh yeah, it was a nail biting suspense that led me to believe one thing and surprised me with a betrayal I least expected. Ms. Eden really did keep me guessing.
I have come to expect great reads from Ms. Eden, she has yet to disappoint me. But I will admit that I’m beginning to think her Romantic Suspense is soaring more than the PNR I love so much.
*ARC provided by author