Reviewed by Mandi
Alpha Security operative Rafe has an impressive background. Former Delta operative, he is now with a super secret group that goes in when there can’t be government interference. Along with his team (of other very alpha men) he finds himself in Honduras to hunt down a gun/sex slave/bad dude drug cartel leader. His team has quietly been working to locate him for some time now. But the quiet time is going to come to an end.
Penny is a bounty hunter who is desperate to find her niece who was kidnapped by this drug cartel. She gets in some trouble in a bad part of town and Penny herself is abducted – but by Rafe and his men. They don’t know what she is doing in this part of town, and they take her back to question her. When Trey, a teammate of Rafe’s recognizes Penny as a woman he was raised with, they realize she isn’t working for the bad guy. Penny is determined to find Rachel, and tries to prove her skills to Rafe and his men.
One of my favorite black-op military style romantic suspense series is Black Ops Inc by Cindy Gerard. That series is my gold standard that I hold others up to. This one has that fun, a little over the top feel to it – with men who are oozing testosterone out of their pores. I like a good solid, alpha black ops team that treat each other as brothers but also have that sharp banter. We get that generally here. I could have used a little more banter, or more time with just the guys hanging out but we had enough time with the others that I’m interested in their future books.
Penny has to be tough to hang with these guys who want to immediately send her back home. I felt like Penny definitely did not have the skill set to hang with these guys on a mission. She tries to prove herself – and I give her credit for that. I found it unrealistic the team leader would let her go in undercover with his elite group. There is a reason that these guys are part of this group – and Penny just doesn’t have the training to even come close.
Rafe gets so many freaking boners in this book – that he leads with his dick, and not his brain. I think he was at half-mast through the entire book.
She was the ultimate weapon, had the ability to get him hard with an innocent look and singe his core with just a promise of a touch.
Guard your core, Rafe!
This is a very steamy romantic suspense. I felt like the sex and the amount of it fit the overall over the top feel to the book. I mean – Rafe had to do something with his constant hard-on.
Penny annoyed me a little bit with her running into black op missions in which she has zero training for. Rafe annoyed me a bit with his boner coming to life every time Penny looked his way. But otherwise it was fun and sexy.