When her cover is blown in a criminal operation to apprehend a human trafficker, FBI Special Agent Mallory Burke is put in a car destined for a mountain cabin to be tortured and killed. But a snow storm results in an accident that leaves all but Mallory dead and she finds herself in the midst of the raging storm and in the care of Police Captain Gage Broderick. Mallory's relief that Gage is a cop is short lived. He has secrets of his own. Gage is haunted by an incident in his recent past. The last thing he wants is to become embroiled in Mallory's investigation - or to feel this powerful attraction to her.
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Blue Moon Reviews
I enjoyed another audio from this author. Unfortunately my one-book happy streak is over. Here's what I couldn't make work for me:
* Narrator is a poor match for the material. Her reading was distracting.
* Plot holes like Swiss cheese.
* Georgraphy oh my gawd. One minute they're in the Adirondacks and then lickety split they're in DC, a minute later back in New York. It's as if they had those personal jet packs we were promised. My head was spinning.
* We never ever call DC "Washington" EVER. We call it DC. It's the DCPD, not Washington PD. And DC is definitely not a 10 minute drive from NY.
This starts out with action and ends the same way. I found this to be as good as the first book in this series. The author gives you an action pack thrilling read with a wonderful romance as she takes you on the hunt for 12 women who have been taken. It starts out with Agent Mallory being taken to a car as they tell her just what they will do to her when they get her there. She knows her time is short as she takes her life in her own hands. She must get away and help these women. As the car she is in has an accident she isn’t sure if this is a blessing or not as she is on the run for her life as takes off on foot in a raging snow storm. Her hike takes her to a cabin is this someone who will helper or is this the cabin her killers where going to take her to?
This is where the story really gets interesting as she tries to work out if she is in a friendly camp. The author puts a little humor as Mallory works out just who and what Gage is. There are some really funny scenes as Mallory goes between if he is with the killers or not. Poor Gage just doesn’t know what to think when this crazy woman who is almost dead falls on his doorstep.
Mallory is a go getter not letting grass grow under her feet. She is a lovely character who is strong but has a past that still haunts her. Helping find these 12 women and who is behind them being taken could go a long way to heal her pain and maybe bring closure to a past she can’t forget.
Gabe he is one hot little number who also has a haunting past of the worse kind. He can find no peace from the pain and hurt he has caused. He blames his self with no relief in sight. All he knows is he wants to be left alone in his pain. What is the fast way to get this crazy woman out of his home so he can go back to putting in time in a world that has gone crazy?
The author gives a wonderful plot with humor, passion, pain, sorrow, love. Two people trying to work out their past and overcome things they feel were their fault. Both needing so much maybe these two if they can ever come together on the same page can heal each other as they learn to rebuild their lives. The author gives you wonderful characters as she keeps you guessing to the outcome. Just when you think you have the man in charge of these crimes worked out you might want to rethink that and look a little harder. The author doesn’t give much away as she tells a wonderful story which is pack full of action from start to finish. I can’t wait to read more in this series with Karen’s wonderful smooth writing style as she gives you a wonderful thrilling suspense.
I listen to this on audio and thought the narrator did a good job. She isn’t the best but not the worse by far. I thought sometimes her tones were a little off and at other times right on the money. I would listen to other audios she has narrated. She does bring life to the pages the author has written, she does have a smoothing soft voice which is easy to listen to. Well worth the listen…
I would recommend this book in either the audio or written, both are outstanding. I felt it had just enough passion and romance to keep the story interesting. The action was thrilling and it did keep me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next.
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