Description: “It’s nice to have someone with your…um, skill set…around when there’s a killer on the loose.”
Taking out bad guys is in Jake Connelly’s DNA as much as strength, fearlessness and Greek-god good looks. So is rescuing women like Chelsea Harris, who’s kidnapped by a brutal escaped convict. What isn’t in the cowboy hunk’s DNA, Chelsea fears, is an interest in relationships-especially with a jilted size-fourteen plain Jane like herself.
With the killer on the loose and a Texas-size blizzard raging, Jake and Chelsea take refuge in an icy farmhouse. Sudden sparks between them turn on plenty of heat! But Jake has sworn to put his black ops career before distracting emotions. He needs to stay focused to stop the convict’s reign of terror… and protect Chelsea from the danger of falling for him….
My take: the tension in the book between the characters was well written. The bad guy was truly bad and kept his evil persona through the end. Beth Carnelison built the drama and relationships into a crescendo that kept my interest throughout the book. I found the slow-paced romance a nice break from the usual and felt the story was great.
Rating: 5 out of 5