Malachi “Mac”McCormick, former Navy SEAL, co-owner of Edge Security, has had a pretty amazing life so far. Besides his very dangerous, rewarding work with the military, he gets to work for his own company, with his best friends from the SEAL’s, and he’s living in a luxurious condo, home sitting for his brother. Only one regret burns in his heart. The loss of a friend and the girl he loved.
Delaney Shapiro loved Mac with all she had. Until the day of her brother’s funeral, when she slapped him in the face. She’s been carrying that loss with her since. Fourteen long years. She has a career as an investigative journalist, and stumbled on a story that involves National Security.
Mac gets a call from a hospital in Germany that Delaney is being treated there, and has repeatedly asked for him. He’s frantic with worry and heads to her side. What he finds totally breaks his heart. She has been drugged, beaten and brutalized and is unconscious. Even after she becomes aware, she refuses to tell him her story, but Mac knows first and foremost it’s extremely dangerous. The Dr.s allow her to go back to the states, and Mac sneakily arranges for her to stay with him. He’ll protect her with his life.
The danger follows her home and she finds herself depending more and more on Mac and his operatives. She and Mac have a painful secret they must get past, and Mac is determined she hear the truth once and for all.
This second in the Love Over Duty series can be read as a stand alone, but the first is equally exciting and entertaining. There is second chance love, suspense and a lot of heat. I have high anticipation for the third book in the series.