I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.At Any Cost by Mandy Baxter
Series: U.S. Marshals #4
Published by Zebra on May 31st 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Fast, cunning, and driven, he'll do whatever it takes to nail the most violent federal perps. But she is the one danger he'll never see coming…
She can't remember when she wasn't afraid. She can't go to the police. And "Olivia Gallagher" is only a day away from fleeing her Idaho wilderness life before biker gang leader Joel Meecum finally catches up with her. So keeping her rugged new neighbor at arm's length is the only safe play. Until Livy can't resist one last hungry chance to feel alive…
For U.S. Marshal Nick Brady, taking his vacation next door to Meecum's ex-girlfriend seemed the smartest way to find him. But suddenly, nothing is making sense. How could this feisty, straight-talking brunette ever get mixed up with Meecum's brutal crew? And why is he breaking his oath and getting so close that all he wants is to keep her safe? Now as the clock ticks, Nick and Livy's only chance at escape may be the one they can't survive…
At Any Cost is easily my favorite book in Mandy Baxter’s U.S. Marshals series. At least for now, because every time I open up another book in the series it tops the last one as my favorite. If you love romance with a touch of suspense you need to check out this series.
At Any Cost focuses on a new couple, U.S. Marshal Nick Brady and Livy. Nick is forced to take a month-long ‘vacation’ to get his head on straight and learn to work as a team member instead of trying to solve all the cases himself. But Nick can’t let go off one case that the Marshal’s dept has been trying to close in the last four years. Biker, Meecum is on the Marshal’s top 15 most wanted list and right now he is on the top of Nick’s list.
Nick uses is the vacation to run down a lead on Meecum’s ex-girlfriend to try and find the biker and bring him in to show his boss that his ways of working cases are needed in the department and not over the top at all. Once Nick lays eyes on Livy, he starts having other thoughts than using her to get to Meecum.
Livy has been on the run for the last fours years but not for the reason Nick and the Marshal’s believe. She’s been scared out of her mind, worrying that Meecum would find her or her mother. Livy knows if Meecum finds her, she is good as dead.
When Nick enters Livy’s life she thinks that she might finally have someone she can trust. Their attraction melts the Idaho snow in At Any Cost. Romance readers will enjoy Nick the dirty talker and protector and rejoice in Livy as the strong leading lady that doesn’t need a man to save her but instead wants to trust the sexy cop that’s vacationing next door.
Each book in the U.S. Marshals series can be read as a stand alone so if you haven’t tried the series yet you can easily jump in with At Any Cost. I look forward to the next release, Locked and Loaded and luckily I only have to wait until September to read it.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).