Coast Guard helicopter pilot Olivia Carver is on a very personal mission. Her twin brother, an undercover officer, was murdered by a drug cartel, and she won't stop until she finds the man responsible for his death.
In the course of her own investigation, Olivia meets informant Rico Cortes. He's mysterious and sexy, and despite her reservations, the two share a night of passion. But Rico turns out to be more than a one-night stand. He's a DEA agent, deep undercover in Miami's drug world, and possibly the one man who can help Olivia find the justice she seeks.
When Rico realizes his cover is blown, he isn't sure whether it was someone in the cartel or an inside agent. Olivia is the only one he can trust, and together they venture on a dangerous, rogue mission to infiltrate a drug lord's inner circle... with Olivia as bait.
©2011 Rita Henuber (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
This was one fantastic read! Why? First off the narrator was wonderful. Done very well.
The heroine in this story, Olivia was true to form. Strong, determined and fearless, she went to the wall and back. Rico, a strong alpha male, respected her and they worked well together. I'm sure at times he was afraid for her because she was so determined to get the guys who had killed her brother. The story had lot of action, and adventure. I truly enjoyed it and will listen to it again.
I didn’t care enough about the characters. I wasn’t curious.
The beginning had good action with Olivia as a coast guard helicopter pilot. She meets Rico and thinks he’s working for a drug cartel but later learns he’s an undercover DEA agent. They decide to do some undercover work on their own. I was past the halfway point in the book and they were still talking, planning, gathering supplies, and having sex. I was impatient for them to get started with the bad guys. So I skipped ahead to a scene where Olivia was undercover talking to a bad guy, and I realized I had no interest in continuing. So I skipped to the end, read the last half hour and was glad to be done.
The narrator Gabra Zackman had a pleasant voice, but she did not interpret well. One line was “Yes Maam he snapped.” The narrator read it in a calm manner. Also, she used a weird voice for some of the men.
Genre: romantic suspense.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There's lots of action, good romance, interesting characters. If I had the slightest criticism it would be that in parts it reminded me of an episide of the old Miami Vice TV shows but that didn't really detract from the overall enjoyment.
I really like the narrator too. She had good voice differentiation and a non-intrusive style that kept up with pace of the action.
If you are looking for a sweet, cozy romance this one probably isn't for you. It's fairly gritty and somewhat violent (for a romance, anyway), but if you like military-flavoured romance and a kick-butt female protagonist who can more than hold her own, then you'll enjoy this book as much as I did.
I would definitely buy another book by this author and this narrator.
great to listen a second time when power walking...makes to you feel like you can Do It!
A great strong female lead.
Dying to Please, by Linda Howard. Same battle training for our lady in action.
I have listen to about 10 stories read by Ms Zackman & her other reader name,Isabelle Gorden. She can make an average story come to life. Very rich male voice, sexy. Good dialog in this story.
Yes, when young boy is eating with our heros
Love to hear more stories by Rita Henuber and read by Ms Zackman
This book made me feel like a female wrote it trying to come off as a male. How many references to "dick" can you take in one book? I love saucy romance novels, but I didn't make it to the end on this one, as much as I tried. Maybe things would have changed, but I was mega disappointed and not at all engaged.
This book should be located in the porn category. If you take all the smut out there was a fair story but the trash was very distracting (having to fast-forward over and over).
There's a difference between romance and smut/porn and the writers and editors should be aware of the difference. This author is now on my "do not buy/listen" list.
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