My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was different than most of my reads. The underlying romance is wonderful. Just the type of hero who grabs your imagination. Just the type of heroine who grabs your sympathy. The suspense in the story is page-turning, no doubt.
Christy Reed has lost her whole family in the space of a few months. Now, out of the blue, she gets a letter – addressed in her dead sister’s handwriting – from a kidnapper. He tells her not to go to the police. She doesn’t. She goes right to the FBI. Lance McGregor is everything an former Delta Force operator should be. His first case as an FBI agent is a kidnapping that doesn’t fit any of the normal parameters. Including the person receiving the letters. A woman who changes his view on a lot of things.
The take-away from this story I found a little disturbing. It has nothing to do with the romance or the characters, those are wonderful. But the underlying issue that caused the perpetrator to hunt down the heroine and her family, goes against what you hope will be the outcome of your actions. I don’t want to give away a spoiler here, so I’ll leave it at that.
There are lots of good reasons to read this story and – who knows – maybe nobody else will be bothered by what struck me as unsettling.