My rating: 4 stars / I really liked it
Nikki Wright is desperate to help her brother, Bobby, who hasn’t been the same since escaping from a detainment camp run by terrorists in Colombia. Rumor has it that he betrayed his navy brothers and conspired with those who held him hostage, and both the press and the military are hounding him for answers. All Nikki wants is to shield her brother so he has time to recover and heal.
But soon they realize the paparazzi are the least of their worries. When a group of men try to abduct Nikki and her brother, Bobby insists that Kade Wheaton, another former SEAL, can keep them out of harm’s way. But can Nikki trust Kade? After all, the man who broke her heart eight years ago is anything but safe…
Hiding out in a farmhouse on the Chesapeake Bay, Nikki finds her loyalties—and the remnants of her long-held faith—tested as she and Kade put aside their differences to keep Bobby’s increasingly erratic behavior under wraps. But when Bobby disappears, Nikki will have to trust Kade completely if she wants to uncover the truth about a rumored conspiracy. Nikki’s life—and the fate of the nation—depends on it.
I couldn't put this suspenseful book down and finished it at 4 am! It has a quick and steady pace, well-balanced with thrilling action sequences and moments of introspection on the part of both Nikki and Kade. The plot is just complicated enough to make me wonder what's coming next, but not difficult to follow. It made me admire the strength of those who serve in the military and the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe. Nikki and Kade have a romantic history that both regret, but for different reasons. The attraction is still there, and Nikki realizes that Kade is still the rock that he once was in her life, but she has serious trust issues after dealing with an abusive relationship. Her transition back to putting her faith in God was a little abrupt and lacking emotion, but she already had a foundation that she just needed to return to. Fans of Christian romantic suspense will love this book!!!
(Thank you to the author for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)