Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Charles Hunter’s team is on a mission to extract an unidentified ATF agent from an undercover job gone wrong. All they’ve got to go on is the rendezvous location—until Charles recognizes the ex he hasn’t seen in years. Their “simple rescue mission” is about to get a lot more complicated.
For Ángel Medina, adjusting to life after his cartel nightmare is hard enough without confronting memories of a failed relationship. All he wants is a fresh start. But when a violent stalker lashes out from the shadows, Ángel realizes his nightmare is far from over.
As the stalker’s obsession escalates and bodies start dropping, Charles and Ángel are thrown together in a desperate search for the culprit. Tempers flare and old passions reignite, drawing them back into the same turbulent relationship that once ended in disaster.
But the stalker isn’t letting go—and the next strike might hit straight through the heart.
This was one of those stories that sounded interesting but I wasn’t too sure what to expect and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. This book was very well written with an in depth story and background that made for an enjoyable book. Charles lives his life based on a bunch of rules that he has made for himself and many of the quickly get thrown out the window when Ángel comes back into his life. Ángel has lived a lie for the last two years with minimal connection to the real world and just as he is hoping to and adjusting to real life again a stalker is turning his life upside down again.
Charles and Ángel are very much alpha males who don’t seem to know how to talk to each other about what is important. Both of them are hurt from when they were together years ago but don’t focus on that since they want to find the stalker. I loved that both of these characters had a vulnerability with each other that you didn’t see around anyone else. The stalker tried to put a wedge between them but their strong connection doesn’t really allow for them to be pushed apart so easily. I didn’t love the twist of who the stalker was and I know it never came to my mind.
Nick J Russo did a wonderful job narrating this story. I was able to keep track of the story and characters which is always nice. He did a great job separating the characters but also the differences in their ethnicities and accents that would be expected for the characters backgrounds.
Cover art by GD Leigh is absolutely perfect for the story.
Audiobook, 9hrs 8min
Published August, 2017 (ebook first published October 3, 2016) by Riptide Publishing
Edition Language: English