A protector from evil. One who without fear will lead you safely through darkness.
Cold and ruthless. A CARTEL who cares only for revenge and glory.
My name is Nina Cross, and I’m the Los Santos’s newest prey. Determined to prove my partners innocence and avenge his violent death, I stumbled naively into the spider’s web. Tangled with lies and hunted for truth I was shadowed with each step I took. That was until one man, relentless in his touch and his desire threatened to bring me to my knees in ways I both craved and feared.
Jair Ruiz. Powerful, brooding and confident and not at all who he seems. He has me in his sights and has every intention of toying with his newest target while fighting to keep us both alive.
When the FBI turns it back on you and Los Santos cartel have already dug your grave, who is there left to trust?
Only one man. A saviour.
But if I look my saint in the eye and all I see is the devil…do I run?
“I’m not entirely good. I’m not entirely bad. But I’m enough of a little of each to ruin you.”
I've got to say the blurb of this book got my attention and throw in the eye-catching cover and I knew I had to read it.
Nina Cross is an FBI agent who specializes in criminal fraud investigation. One night her partner is gunned down while on the phone to her giving her a warning to run. Well, she doesn't run. She's devastated by his death and feels that the department head isn't doing anything to investigate her partner's death.
In the meantime, she'd met a man at a party who intrigued her. There was an instant sexual connection between them and his 'bad boy' look excites her. She sees the man again at he funeral of her partner. he's just standing at a distance watching her. No one seems to know who he is or cares which adds to her frustration.
So when her investigations into her partner's death leads her to become the enemy of the state and the target of a drugs cartel, Mr Stranger comes to her rescue. The chemistry between them sizzles but he isn't all that he seems and he does warn her to not trust him. Things go from bad to worse when she ends up in the hands of the cartel she'd running from. Will mystery man be her saviour or will he be the one to pull the trigger aimed at her.
I enjoyed this story on the whole. It is well paced and sprinkled with suspense, action as well as steamy scenes. There were moments that had my heart racing and moments that had me sighing with pleasure.
There were, however, some things that niggled. Like Nina. I wanted her to be stronger, feistier. For example when she gets home and finds a stranger in her house, she should've at least struggled with him instead of giving in the minute he touched her and allowing him to have sex with her. I mean, seriously, where was her sense of self-preservation? And this pattern repeated itself on several other occasions, which was how she ended up in the hands of the cartel. I do understand lust at first sight but she was a little naive for an FBI agent.
This is still good. There's enough danger, intrigue, corrupt agents and dangerous drug lords to keep me turning the pages. I'm happy to recommend this to fans of romantic thrillers. But be aware that it ends in a cliff-hanger.
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.