Marine Ruben Velasquez has been tortured, degraded, and humiliated by the very government he vowed to serve. While working on his boss' quiet ranch, the solitude brings him peace and relative happiness. He's also learned to control the supernatural ability he developed after an explosion in the jungles of Guatemala while fighting the war on drugs - the ability to start fires with his mind.
Katherine McCoy, a federal prosecutor in Washington DC, is gearing up for the biggest case of her life: to prosecute Russian mob boss, Sergio Bogrov. However, when she is attacked before the start of the trial, it becomes clear that her involvement in the litigation has put her in mortal danger.
Hoping to keep her safe, her uncle hires the elusive Joe Smith to protect her. Reluctantly, she is whisked away to a ranch in Texas and finds herself under the care of the seductive and secretive cowboy, Ruben.
At first, their vast differences has them at odds, yet an intense attraction develops as they get to know each other. When Joe Smith disappears and a horrific betrayal is revealed, their trust is put to the test as they strive to unravel the mystery of why Joe vanished.
I really like Ruben’s supernatural ability, and I liked Kate, too. Maybe not at first but soon after “meeting’ her. And I have to admit that Ruben’s story made me cry a little. What he went through when he was imprisoned was just too horrible.
However, I’m not so sure I’ll read anymore from this series. I mean, I read them all in a short time and now the next one is not due out until February of 2017? I read so many books a month that I doubt I’ll remember one thing about this series when the next book is released.
Anyway, between Ruben’s sad story and what Alexander did to Kate, when he tricked her into letting him in her apartment, they both had a lot going on in their lives. This was a really good story. And everyone got what they deserved.
There was no sexual tension in this book but, again, the book was good even without it. There was explicit sex, though. AND there was swearing, the F-bomb was used 21 times.
As to the narrator: Just like in the fourth book, Second Sight, Michael Pauley did laugh and whisper when the book called for it but he seemed to whisper through the entire book, other than that his voice was very robotic, very monotone, it was like he simply read the book. His voices for Ruben and Joe weren’t very good either. And Kate’s voice was rather masculine sometimes.