I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Take a Chance On Me by Virginia Kelly
Series: Florida Sands Romantic Suspense #3
Published by Self Published on September 12, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
She has a target on her back...only he can save her
An injury robbed Delta Force Operator Bobby Alvarez's memories of the mission that left a brother-in-arms dead. He blames himself, and until his memory returns, he won’t stop questioning his abilities. On leave, he’s forced to use the skills and sixth sense that failed to keep his team safe.
Melanie Mackenzie overheard a powerful U.S. senator admit to murder, and now he’s set her up to take the fall. With overwhelming evidence against her for murder and treason, she’s on the run from the senator's hitmen and the FBI. There’s no one she can trust, and even the stranger she meets on the beach seems more threat than salvation—until the hitmen find her.
Working together to clear her name, Bobby and Mel race to stay ahead of the killers, but the simmering desire between them may be danger in disguise. Because Bobby’s keeping a secret that could end any chance at happiness…and lead them both into a death trap.
Secrets, murder, treason, and fiery passion. Who can you trust?
Delta Force operative Bobby Alvarez is recuperating on Emerald Island, Florida following an op-gone-badly, which he can’t remember. When Mel Mackenzie catches his attention while on the beach, that changes the course of their lives forever.
Mel’s on the run and disguised because she overheard a confession of murder and now she’s fearing for her life. Bobby’s got sort of a sixth sense where he can anticipate a threat before it shows up and it comes in handy when he goes all in to help out Mel. There’s lots of action and suspense and I liked how their relationship developed. He comes from a large, close family who had significant roles in the story. I loved the family dynamics as they helped shape my sense of the character, who was also suffering from a traumatic brain injury. I learned more about Mel as the details regarding her reasons for fleeing unfolded. Both were well developed characters as a result.
I liked the balance between the suspense and romance with the former tipping the scales slightly, just like I like it. This is the third book in the series and the first for me. I almost never read out of order and even though the connected characters show up here, I was never lost or felt like I was missing something. However, I definitely plan to go back and begin from the beginning. I like these characters and the storytelling. This one really worked for me.