Author: Cindy Gerard

To the Brink by Cindy Gerard

Posted October 10, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

To the Brink by Cindy GerardTo the Brink by Cindy Gerard
Series: The Bodyguards #3
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on April 1, 2007
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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Working on highly sensitive diplomatic affairs, Darcy Prescott is a natural target for terrorist kidnappers. But when she's mysteriously plucked off a street in Manila one sultry night, Darcy's disappearance isn't what it seems…

The moment Special Forces soldier Ethan Garrett laid eyes on Darcy, he knew she was the woman he would marry—and he did. But when their marriage fell apart, Ethan never really recovered. Now a highly paid bodyguard, Ethan quickly slips back into combat mode when he learns of Darcy's disappearance and calls in old favors to assemble a rogue rescue team….

Tracking Darcy all the way to the jungles of the Philippines, Ethan knows every move he makes could mean the difference between life and death. His love for Darcy burns stronger than ever. But when he learns the true reason for her abduction, it may be too late to save her—or himself…

 

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Darcy Prescott works for the State Department and is currently assigned to the embassy in Manila. When she realizes on a trip to Zamboanga City that the co-worker who slipped her a package before she left is now dead, she gets that she’s now in trouble once she reads the contents. Darcy reaches out and leaves a message with her ex-husband, Ethan Garrett, a former Special Forces officer. By the time he gets it, she’s already missing.

 
My complaint about this series to date was it’s been more romance than suspense. This story shifted that balance significantly. From the first chapter, this was non-stop tension and action. Ethan’s covert operation to rescue her was downright exciting and well researched. I felt I was in that jungle, definitely not somewhere I wanted to be.

 
I loved everything about this story, especially how the author expertly transitioned between past and present to offer insight about Darcy and Ethan’s past relationship and what led to their divorce. I literally couldn’t put this book down. It was frightening and chilling stuff.

About Cindy Gerard

Cindy Gerard began writing category romance novels with Bantam’s Loveswept line and Silhouette Desire before trying her hand at writing single title romantic suspense action novels. Gerard’s risk took off with her hugely successful series, The Bodyguards, about the men and women of E.D.E.N Securities, Inc.

Her other series, Black Ops Inc., has been on the New York Times Best Seller list multiple times. The fifth book in the series, Risk No Secrets, won the Readers Crown award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2011. Gerard’s latest in the Black Ops Inc. series, Last Man Standing, was released in January 2012 and hit #14 on the New York Times Best Seller List, #11 on Publisher’s Weekly, and #36 on USA Today. She is a passionate animal-rights advocate and loves to travel.

Cindy Gerard has won the 2003 RITA Award for Best Romantic Suspense novel for Taming the Outlaw. She is the author of the bestselling Black Ops. Inc, series, the bestselling Bodyguards series, and more than thirty contemporary romance novels. She lives in the Midwest with her husband.


Taking Fire by Cindy Girard

Taking Fire by Cindy Girard

Posted August 8, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

       The story begins six years prior to present day with Bobby Taggart, former member of the One-Eyed Jacks unit, working in Kabul as an independent contractor for a private security firm. He encounters Talia Levine who was undercover as a war correspondent. Despite his reservations, he spends a week with Talia where he fell hard. It all falls apart when she disappears after having used him to take out her target.   Back to present day and the two reconnect in Oman following a bombing of the US embassy. She’s the target and the terrorists have taken something precious of hers to force her submission. They must work together and against the clock to take them out before they kill her.    […]


Review: To the Edge by Cindy Gerard

Review: To the Edge by Cindy Gerard

Posted November 30, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    The set up Jillian Kincaid has been receiving death threats that are now seeming to intensify. The daughter of a wealthy business man, her high profile image is magnified through her job as a news co-anchor for the local TV station. Nolan Garrett, a former Army Ranger squad leader, is assigned by his family’s security company to be her bodyguard. He’s doing it under duress as he’s trying to also deal with demons stemming from his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.     The issues Jillian doesn’t want a bodyguard and Nolan erroneously pegs her as a prima donna princess. After their initial clashes, Nolan finds it increasingly difficult to manage his growing attraction, as does Jillian.     What worked Jillian and […]


Review: The Way Home by Cindy Gerard

Review: The Way Home by Cindy Gerard

Posted October 9, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    The set up It’s been over three years since Jess Albert was widowed when her husband J. R. was killed in action in Afghanistan. While she’s moved on with her life, she hasn’t done so romantically until Ty Brown suddenly showed up on her doorstep again. She hasn’t seen him in the eighteen months since she helped him and his brother one night by supplying them with emergency weapons to take down a master criminal. He promised to come back and see her but never contacted her again. He’s there on a leap of faith that there may be something for the two of them to explore.   The issues Meanwhile, as Jess and Ty move forward and deepen their relationship, a young […]


Review: Killing Time by Cindy Gerard

Posted February 1, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Killing Time  By Cindy Gerard  Book #1 in the One-Eyed Jacks series  Romantic Suspense  For the seven years after Operation Slam Dunk went south, Mike Brown got drunk on each anniversary. The eighth year was no different—until he was drugged by a woman and woke up to her questions about what had happened eight years ago in Afghanistan. CIA attorney Eva Salinas has her own theory behind what happened to Mike’s team—which included her husband—in Afghanistan eight years ago, and she’s determined to prove foul play. Though she doesn’t trust him, Mike is the only person she can turn to for help. Under an assumed name, Eva convinces Mike to assemble a new team and go after the traitor who screwed up both their lives. […]