Note: This has been combined into a box set with other novellas from the series.
Private detective Jaxon Ryker swore to himself he would keep his hands off Mindy Stewart. No matter how much Jax might secretly wish otherwise, his colleague at The Max is strictly off-limits. But when Mindy is the victim of an attempted kidnapping, everything changes. With both of them thrust into danger, Jax swears to protect her. As they work together in search of answers, it becomes clear Mindy’s life is on the line, so a trap is set – with Mindy as bait. Jax and Mindy have to put aside their overwhelming attraction, but if they live through this, all bets are off….
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives.
Note: This has been combined into a box set (ebook & audio) with other novellas from the series – included: Wait Until Dark, Shadows at Dawn, & Before Nightfall.
This takes place after book 1, The Conspiracy – and while there’s small mentions of main characters from that book this stands fine completely on its own.
At 2.5 hours, this novella is a fun addition to the Maximum Security series. Mindy & Jax work together at Max, so they already know each other and get along. This is also a cute case of “everyone else in the office already knew y’all were interested”, so when sparks start to fly no one is surprised. Except maybe Jax & Mindy.
As with the other stories in the series – there’s a solid amount of mystery/suspense in balance to the romance. Jax thwarts an attempt to kidnap Mindy and it leads the entire Maximum team working to uncover the why. Jax ends up being main bodyguard to Mindy which also gives them plenty of time to get to know each other even better. I like that Martin writes alpha males that aren’t jerks and female characters who are intelligent and capable. Mindy may only be the receptionist, but she holds her own several times.
These two are a sweet & sexy opposites attract match and loved seeing them get their HEA. Looking forward to Jason’s book, The Deception.
James Anderson Foster does a good job again. He gives all the characters unique voices. I especially liked the banter between the various operatives and his performance of the suspenseful scenes. I’m happy he’s at the helm for the rest of the series.
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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About the narrator:
Dubbed “the Hardest Working Man in Audiobooks,” James Anderson Foster has won or been nominated for every major award in the audiobook industry, and was one of those kids who actually lettered in drama way back in High School (and if you ask nicely, he might even tell you just how far back that was).
Since that time, he’s done most of his acting behind a microphone, and has narrated audiobooks for a variety of publishers, across nearly all genres – both fiction and non.
My Favorite Quotes
Unlike his SEAL teammates, clearly she wasn’t afraid to disobey his orders.- Shadows at Dawn by @katmartinauthor #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #MaximumSecurity #Novella #RomanticSuspenseTweet
I wondered how long it would take you two to figure things out.- Shadows at Dawn by @katmartinauthor #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #MaximumSecurity #Novella #RomanticSuspenseTweet