Series: Last Chance Rescue #2
Published by Ballantine on May 19, 2009
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Posing as an underage teenager, Samara Lyons is out to trap an online predator. Smart, fiery, and fresh off a broken engagement, Samara is up for the challenge. But this challenge might not be so easy. Her boss, Noah McCall, head of a private international corporation called Last Chance Rescue, can’t disguise his raw, physical desire for Samara–and she’s going crazy battling her own feelings for him. The middle of a high-stakes op, with the fate of dozens of innocent lives on the line, is not the time to indulge in sensual delights.
Then the sting explodes, forcing Noah to face his dark past and throwing Samara into the middle of an evil tug-of-war. Noah must confront an enemy he knows better than anyone else in the world, while Samara must find a way to stay alive. Now it’s no longer a matter of desire–it’s all about survival.
Noah McCall, founder and leader of Last Chance Rescue, is a study in emotional self control and mystery. I was hoping his story would live up to the man and it surpassed my expectations.
To say Samara Lyons, Jordan Montgomery’s former girlfriend, left an impression on Noah is a pretty big understatement. When an opportunity arises to have someone pose as a teenager to trap an online predator, Samara was the first person Noah thought of to help with the operation. They also have some “unfinished business” resulting from her last meeting with him in Paris.
There’s plenty of action, including some really harrowing moments that had me almost afraid to keep reading. Noah’s backstory alone was worth reading this book, but there was so much more that made the story a standout. Samara slowly and methodically dismantled the heart of the mighty McCall, their romance unconventional and remarkable. Lastly, anytime the subject involves human trafficking, it will also involve some nasty and vicious characters who are present in this story. Some of the things that happen will test your resolve, at least it did mine.
Despite Noah’s hero status, he came very close to being the anti-hero in the romance department. Suffice it to say he redeemed himself in spite of some questionable moments.
The bottom line
This story is outstanding in all respects. I had high expectations for a book about Noah McCall and it’s still a surprise to me that it surpassed them. I’m loving this series.
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