Blurb: Someone wants Cara Sinclair dead. One minute she’s halfheartedly enjoying an Oregon Coast casino, and the next she’s being chased by hit men. Rescued by a total stranger, Cara must decide whether she can trust her safety to this Joe Reynolds and his team of ruthless mercenaries. The more time she spends with Joe, the more her desire for him grows. But can he truly protect her, or is she placing them all in mortal danger?
Joe agreed to protect Cara as a promise to a dying man. He never expected to feel such heat between them, or her total lack of faith in him. Now he must convince her that her only hope lies with him. Because Joe is starting to realize that he won’t be satisfied with just saving her life . . . now, he wants it all.
Review: Should have stuck with my first impression on this one and skipped it.
This was more of a book about the Too Stupid to Live chick from the horror movies rather than a book about people coming together and falling in love. I’d go into the details about all the ways that Cara’s character proves her utter lack of basic self preservation and common sense, but I’d be reciting the whole book and it wasn’t worth it the first time around.
The yo-yo effect going on here is enough to make anyone dizzy. Not sure but I think we saw a change of heart at least three times in less than a dozen paragraphs at one time. The I don’t trust them, I love them, I don’t trust them, Oh! I really do… oh… no… got old by the 4th chapter, but it never ended. Not even by the end of the book.
The plot had lots of places where it fell down as well. It was so incredibly unbelievable. Sorry, but no one suddenly becomes an expert at anything after a half hour or so of instruction and training, let alone self defense techniques, knife skills and explosives. It is even less believable from some with the intelligence level of a peanut.
Apparently this is my week to break my rule about not bashing books, but it was so hard not to with this one. I think the only reason I didn’t drop the rating lower is the fact that the book was actually edited and there was a plot. It wasn’t a great one, but at least it had one. So, yeah. Didn’t like this one at all.