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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.

©2016 Cordelia Kingsbridge (P)2017 Riptide Publishing

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So exiting!

Really exiting book with interesting plot and characters. Constantly made me wonder what was gonna happen next and I couldnt figure out the bad guy untill the end. A good combo of action, mystery and romance (and some good HEAT here and there).
Wonderful preformance of Nick like always, a ton of different people in this one and each had there own "voice".
Really recommend it if you like m/m romance with some stalkers mystery in it!

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Great narration, more mystery than romance

I think there are two, maybe three, ways to approach this story.
1) As a piece of fiction wherein the reader is free to assume that what they are reading does not represent the real world and to simply experience the story for what it is – mostly action, adeventure, some mystery and a fair amount of (mostly angry) sex.
2) As a piece of fiction that leans towards “romance” in that the central MCs, in addition to their professional struggles, also wrestle with some relationship issues and in the end resolve those issues.
3) As an accurate representation of the world with a fictional set of circumstances and characters.
I think, if you read a few reviews out there, that #3 is probably not fair. There have been several good points raised about racism and flaws in how the governmental agencies are portrayed. However, if you remember that this is fiction, that might not feel as bad. Racism is a tough, slipper slope, however, and I’m not sure it’s as easy as all that to disregard. I think the author was just trying to pick a bad guy – the cartel – and that the rest of the country (Mexico) got sort of sublimated into it unintentionally. However, that is for the reader to decide – but be aware that that issue is present in this story and it’s hard to ignore.

As for #2 – that’s a tough one for me. Loosely defined, this is absolutely a romance, but I’m not sure it’s the central focus. If it is it does leave a bit to be desired – IMHO. I liked the HFN we got, but I’m not sure it satisfied the romantic in me enough. I never quite warmed up to these guys or felt their connection was authentic beyond the physical. I also didn’t like the “open” aspect of their relationship and – though it is explained – didn’t like many things that transpired between these two, relationship-wise.

So… who do I think would like this? Anyone who loves mystery, intrigue, drama and angry sex. Who should avoid it? Anyone who is sensitive to cultural bias, who wants romance to be the central theme, anyone particularly squeamish about violence.

Susan gave this 4.5 of 5 stars and I think I’d give it 3 of 5 stars – there is some to like, just maybe not enough for me.

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What made this book more tolerable for me was Nick J Russo’s excellent narration. I love the subtle accents he used for the myriad characters and I find him very easy to listen to. He kept me engaged when I might have been inclined to skim or skip chapters.

5 of 5 for the narration

Overall 4 of 5 stars

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  • 10-23-17

Very suspenseful, second chances book

Charles team is on an extraction mission to pull an undercover agent out of a mission. Charles is surprised when he sees his ex-lover. Seeing him brings back bad memories and another issue Charles is in the closet, only one of his team knows he is Bi and she also knows about the bad breakup with Angel.

Angel is a player and been undercover for two years. The mission has gone bad with the man he was posing undercover to bust was murdered. The mission was a success but things get worse after he is out.
This is my first Cordelia Kingsbridge book and I liked it a lot. The characters were intense, The plot intriguing and the mystery-suspense had plenty of twists and I never figured it out.
There is a lot of hot sex scenes as well.
My one little issue was the romance. which was more love-hate than romance between the two main characters. But this is a suspense and a good one so that is irrelevant.

I love Nick J Russo's narration. I am afraid if I had this on book, I may not have finished or enjoyed as much since there is quite a bit of Spanish. He did a great job with the accents and it was easy to tell the characters apart.

If you like Cartels, special forces, undercover agents, suspense and some hot man-sex you will like this one. If you don't know a lot of Spanish I suggest trying the Audio.

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👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

WOW I was not expecting this book to be that good. Really action packed and action filled. Good from beginning to end!!!