by Katie Reus
Having a child changed everything for Olivia—she vowed to keep her little girl safe from the mistakes of her past. But when the most dangerous person she ever met blackmails her into doing one last heist, the world she’s so carefully built goes into a tailspin. Frantic, she heads to Redemption Harbor in search of help. Sparks fly when she meets Savage, a man who will do anything to keep Olivia and her daughter safe. He’ll help her get her life back, but can he handle seeing who she once was?
Can they pull it off?
Savage poses as her obsessive ex during a daring undercover operation—and soon the line between reality and their cover story becomes blurred. He’ll use every trick he knows to keep the sensual woman alive and out of jail—and in his life. But the clock is ticking and if they can’t find a way to trust each other, no one will make it out alive.
Rating: 4.25 stars
The amazing story of a group of friends that have come together to offer their services as badasses to those of us in the world that may need their skills continues in a big way as Zac Savage finds himself wrapped around the little finger of not one, but two women that are destined to steal his heart. This series is one that I decided to read simply because I am a little bit obsessed with Katie’s ability to weave a tale and wish I could do what she does with even half her ability. I loved the first story and couldn’t see how she would be able to top it, and while I will say this one didn’t quite TOP that one, it was a wonderful story with lots of action, suspense, danger, emotion, and passion. Savage has lived the majority of his life not believing he deserved the love of any woman, much less a good woman, one with a special daughter, like Olivia, but when she is in need of his unique brand of assistance he steps up and finds himself ensnared by her big-time. Olivia left her life of petty criminal stupidity a long time ago when her daughter came along, but now she is being yanked back in and the danger around her is too real to deny. She runs to her best friend with only the slimmest hope of Skye and her new company being able to help, but when she meets Zac Savage she isn’t prepared for the passion he ignites in her blood. Working together to overcome the obstacles to her freedom and her safety and that of the most important people in their lives, Zac and Olivia soon find they’re falling hard for one another. But when the danger passes is there really a chance for them to lead a life together or will the fire between them fizzle and die? I LOVED Savage and can guarantee that if I ever met a man like him in real life there is no way I would let him get away from me, but even better was his willingness to stand beside—or sometimes in front of—Olivia as she fights her way free of her enemies. Savage is obviously seriously damaged by his past, but the love and devotion he’s ready to offer to Olivia and her daughter are nothing to be scoffed at and I was thrilled to watch him open his heart at last. Olivia has made a few mistakes in her youth, but haven’t we all? Now she is paying for some of them unfortunately and she has dragged the man she has come to love into danger with her. It is obvious that Olivia is remorseful for the drama and pain she is causing, but her own fears and insecurities got in the way of her ability to accept her happiness a lot of the time. This is the biggest problem for us women I think; once we’ve been burned it is SO hard for us to ever accept when something good is offered. In the end Olivia finds a way to show Savage that she can be the woman he needs and opens her life to him and offers them both the chance they need for true happiness. I loved the ending of this story and cannot wait for the two love-stories that were hinted at in the end to come next. This is shaping up to be another great series by Ms. Reus, though I am honestly not surprised in the least!
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