Withholding Evidence by Rachel Grant (Evidence #3)
Released: February 2014
Reviewed by Mandi
I really like this Evidence series by Rachel Grant. I’ve read them completely out-of-order, but they all do well as stand-alones. This review request came in audiobook format, and since I’m a huge lover of audiobooks, I said sure!
Trina Sorensen is a military historian – her research and books focuses on the Navy. Her latest assignment is to uncover some truths to a top-secret mission SEALs went on in Somalia five years ago. She heads to former Navy SEAL, Keith Hatcher, so see what he can tell her. So when he opens his door half-naked, she is taken aback.
“Doll-face, it’s Sunday morning. The only thing I must do today is jack off.”
She crossed her arms. “Fine. I can wait. It’ll be what, one, maybe two minutes?”
Apparently Keith has not checked his email and he didn’t know Trina was stopping by. When she tells him why she is there – he slams the door in her face. Keith does NOT want to talk about his op in Somalia. Ever.
Feeling bad about how he spoke to her, Keith goes to an event the next evening knowing Trina will be there and he wants to apologize. When he sees another man treating her badly, he steps in and they end up bonding over jerky-face men. This leads to great sexual chemistry and they end up at his house ready for some smexy time. But Somalia still lies between them, and Trina becomes very frustrated that he refuses to give her any details.
When an explosion destroys Keith’s home, with Keith and Trina narrowly escaping, they head straight to a safe house to figure out why his house was targeted.
This author always writes her suspense books with ramped up romance, and I like that. Keith and Trina are sexy together. After the explosion, they have to be separated a bit and that makes their passion when they get back together that more intense.
I like that Trina is a Navy historian – a profession I’ve yet to read about! You can tell this author always does her homework as well. It’s not bogged down by a ton of dry facts, but it really felt like Trina could be in that profession – something that isn’t always translated well in the books I read.
My one complaint is that sometimes Trina frustrated me with her actions. She would go against orders (to keep her safe) and then even say, gosh I shouldn’t have done that. Correct Trina, should have listened to others.
The narration was nice. Nicol Zanzarella did a good job with voices and it flowed well. Coming in at 160 pages, it’s an audiobook that won’t take you long to listen to.