Series: Last Chance Rescue #5
Published by Ballantine on March 23, 2010
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Working for Last Chance Rescue, Cole Mathison has been to hell and back. But being responsible for the death of an innocent man is a hell like no other. Longing for redemption, Cole finds himself embroiled in the mysterious disappearance of Keeley Fairchild's young children. Rescuing the children is his mission—but falling in love with the widow of the man he inadvertently killed was never in the plans. When Keeley's life is threatened, Cole's demons must take a backseat to the most important mission of his life. He might never know the heaven of Keeley's arms, but he'll never survive the hell of failing to save her.
SPOILER ALERT! Stop here if you haven’t read Run to Me
A bit of background
Cole Mathison first appeared in Run to Me when he was discovered alive following a raid of evil David Rosemount’s lab. He was Rosemount’s personal killing machine and accidentally killed a man they’d kidnapped for ransom. That man was David Fairchild.
Cole has healed and has resumed his role as an operative for Last Chance Rescue. It’s his personal mission to secretly stand guard over Fairchild’s widow, Keeley and 4-year old twin daughters but the one time he leaves to help out on another case, the twins are abducted. Cole self appoints himself onto the case to find the missing children.
What I enjoyed
Just giving Cole a “happy ever after” was almost enough for me given what he’d overcome. The fact that I liked Keeley sweetened it a lot and the mystery surrounding the identity of the orchestrator of the abduction drove me nuts (I blew it). It was heart wrenching to experience Keeley’s anguish as her children remained missing. I couldn’t put this book down as I held my breath for most of the book, waiting for the outcome. The romance was bittersweet as a result but it worked.
The bottom line
Be prepared to be tense, near tears, angry and overjoyed throughout this story. And, it’s hard to put down because you just have to know how everything turns out. The tension was almost overwhelming.
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