Trust the enemy?
Desperate to escape her kidnappers, Kody Cameron can turn to only one man…and he’s holding a gun. Outnumbered and trapped in the deadly Everglades, she has little recourse, but something in this captor’s eyes makes her believe she can trust him. Does she dare to take the risk?
Undercover agent Nick Connolly has met Kody before and knows she might very well blow his cover. Though determined to maintain his facade, he can’t let Kody die. He won’t. And his decision to change his own rules of law and order are about to make all hell break loose.
The Finnegan Connection
Let me first say this book is related to the Finnegan family, which Heather Graham readers first met in “Flawless”. I want to put that out there because this series is definitely different than what Heather Graham readers are used to. I’ve read over 20 books from this author and this book definitely kept me surprised.
One thing I really enjoyed about this story was that it felt really fast paced to me. The action starts from the first page. I, personally, enjoyed that because it was easy for me to stay engaged, instead of wondering what the mystery is. I guess I would say this story is more about the actual action, as opposed to the mystery in the story. As readers, we know right away who the bad guys are and what they are after.
With this author, I always enjoy the history that is seeped into the story. In this book, our crooks after a treasure in southern Florida and they believe Kody is the key to helping them find it. I’m a history buff and seeing the past come to life in the story is always enjoyable for me. While mentioning history, I also have to mention that Kody and Nick also have history. Not just in their meeting but also in their life. One facet that I have always loved about this author and her characters is that while they have had bad breaks or lost loves, it never turns into a bitterness party. Our characters are mature enough to communicate and I appreciate that because I don’t enjoy getting caught up in past drama that doesn’t really enhance the story much.
One feeling that I couldn’t escape with this book was feeling that the author might be trying to reach out to new readers with this series. Kody and Nick do have somewhat of a “whirlwind” romance and it did feel somewhat like insta-love to me. I don’t have a problem with that, but I do know long time readers of Heather Graham might not be used to it. For me, I enjoy anytime an author pushes themselves outside of the box while still writing a great book.
I would absolutely recommend this book. Like all Heather Graham books, I was so engrossed that I didn’t even realize I was at the 70% mark until I was there and then like a good bookworm, I had to finish it off. I appreciate the venture outside of the norm for the author and found this cast of characters really enjoyable.