Getting shot was the last thing Lia Broderick expected to happen when she stopped by the bank on her way to work - that and having the gorgeous woman from the coffee shop down the street be the one to rescue her....
FBI Special Agent Dylan McKenzie is a woman with a mission - locate Steven Horton, the witness who could single-handedly bring down the Giametta Crime Family. With Horton hiding from both the mob and the FBI, Dylan and her team are assigned the task of keeping tabs on Horton's ex-wife after mounting evidence leads them to believe he will run to her. Keeping Lia Broderick under surveillance should have been just another day on the job for Dylan. But, when Lia becomes the victim in a bank robbery gone terribly wrong, Dylan has no choice but to break cover in order to step in and save her.
Despite her best efforts to maintain a professional distance from the attractive accountant, Dylan finds herself being reeled deeper and deeper into Lia's life. As the investigation heats up - both under the covers and out - it becomes clear that Lia is the key to finding the evidence that the mob is willing to kill to get their hands on. When Dylan is betrayed by a rogue agent, she suddenly finds herself on the run with Lia, uncertain who she can trust. And as the mob closes in, Dylan realizes that the greatest risk is the one she's taking with her heart.
©2016 Lila Bruce (P)2016 Lila Bruce
The beginning of the book is great. Solid writing. Good characters and dialog. After about two hours, the story lapses into a disjointed mess and the characters just get silly. I felt like the author had better in her, but it never came out.
Delight in the journey and the struggle on the road to your dreams
The author's previous book Falling Slowly is one of my all-time Audible favorites so when I noticed a new Lila Bruce I was jacked. Now I've just been through 8 hours and 10 minutes that left me with a feeling of deep disappointment. While Falling Slowly was a less than 4 hour novel it of course moved rather quickly; so I wasn't expecting this story to move at the same pace. On the other hand I didn't anticipate the slow, tired, plodding, ponderous, interminable; choose your adjective, pace of this book.
If that had been the only issue I had with this story I might've been able to give it 2 or 3 stars. Unfortunately it paled in comparison with the horrible lack of some factor approaching reality on anything other than either sex and romance; not that those were were anything real special. I won't go into great detail pertaining to all the scenes I found ridiculous or worse but one good example is one of the lead characters is a FBI agent (Dillon) whose job is keeping the other lead character (Lia) under surveillance. An attempted bank robbery brings the two of them together and Dillon soon goes undercover as her friend. Okay, so when anyone goes undercover whichever agency has them there tries to limit any contact between the agency and the undercover operative as much as possible. In her first day as Lia's friend both her supervisor and her partner call her just to bitch her out. I so hope the next book of the author's bears no resemblance to this one. Seriously though, Falling Slowly is one of the best.
I really enjoyed listening to this book, first of all the narration is very good and the story is exciting and well-done. I especially liked the fact that the FBI agent wasn't the usual superhuman person, but a very real flesh and blood, incesure (but capable) woman. The romance was beleivable and appealing.
"Quirky predictable and so so good"
What I liked about it was the narrators performance, being able to put exasperation and amusement in voice is a skill and makes this romance so much fun. This would make a great Sunday afternoon movie.
"Best I've picked yet"
Amazing loved it great audio book fantastic will defo try more from this author just brilliant
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