Series: Last Chance Rescue #3
Published by Ballantine on June 23, 2009
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Driven by grief and fury, Shea Monroe, an operative for Last Chance Rescue, goes deep undercover, vowing vengeance against the man who killed her husband. Instead, she ends up a captive and the unwilling weapon of a vicious human trafficker. But then she is rescued from her den of terror and shame by her husband's best friend, Ethan Bishop, a man Shea feels irrevocably drawn to, despite her having lost all memory of her life before she was captured.
Having saved Shea from a madman, Ethan will do anything to keep her safe, but he can't allow the feelings he once had for her to resurface. While recovering from her ordeal and regaining her lost memory, Shea begins to fall for Ethan. But the treachery and tragedies of the past won't leave either of them alone. And from Mexico, a monster has sent his foot soldiers to seize Shea-using a weapon beyond anyone's worst nightmare.
The target of Shea’s mission is a sleazy rat named Donald Rosemount who, among many other distasteful things, is a professional kidnapper. How he goes about recruiting help is even worse than the abductions. Getting Shea from his clutches is the least of Ethan’s worries. Saving her from herself after what Rosemount did to her is a huge challenge.
What really works
Ethan had a history with Shea before her marriage to Cole. As he works to unravel the mess Rosemount made of Shea, he’s also struggling with his unresolved love for and guilt about her. The romance and the suspense were expertly woven so one was always part of the other. That’s really tough to do but it’s a strong talent of Christy Reece. They were always at risk of discovery and there weren’t any stupid moves made by anyone. In fact, these are some of the most smart operatives who have extremely skilled tactics that weren’t predictable. Refreshing.
The bottom line
I must disclose upfront that Christy Reece is now an auto buy for me. This is the third book in the series and I wish I could drop all my reading obligations and just finish the series! It has everything that you want in a romance and an action story. Ethan is far from perfect but that’s what works. Shea’s fierce and tough, a heroine I came to admire. Run to this book!
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