Harper Winston’s brother has disappeared. Pursuing his dream of sailing the Caribbean, Michael hasn’t responded to texts or emails in days. When even the Coast Guard can’t find him, Harper is forced to take desperate measures. Which means going to Chase Garrett, once her brother’s best friend, now the only man she can trust…or so she hopes.
As the successful owner of Maximum Security, Chase has learned to trust his gut. He knows Harper’s father is mixed up in a deadly business, and suspects there’s more to Michael’s disappearance than meets the eye. Getting involved again with the Winstons goes against everything he stands for, yet old loyalties die hard. As the case draws him closer to Harper and deeper into the Winstons’ snarled crime family, he is forced to put everything on the line to keep Harper safe…and both of them alive.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives.
I picked this because so many of the reviews said, “too much action/suspense, not enough romance”. Well, that’s exactly how I like my romantic suspense! I’m also a big fan of the Brother’s Best Friend/Best Friend’s Sister trope.
Harper contacts Chase to help her find her missing brother. This turns into a rescue and then an entire web of information begins to unfold. Harper’s father isn’t who she thought he was. His dealings have brought danger to his children. Chase, his siblings, and the rest of Maximum Security step in to uncover the source and protect the Winston children.
There were times where the romance (specifically a few sex scenes) happened at awkward times in relation to everything else going on. Also, there was an incident at the very, very end of the book that just came out of nowhere. Overall though, I enjoyed it.
I’m looking forward to the next book, The Deception.
Edit: I went to grab the next book and found there are some prequel novellas.
I enjoyed Ryan Turner’s main narration, voices and accents. For some reason I can’t pinpoint he didn’t wow me in this book. I’d love to check out other works of his and see if it was just not meshing with this author/genre for me.
About the author:
New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing in Missoula, Montana with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, Kat has written sixty-five Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.
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