Despite the crazy cheesy looking dude with shades on the cover, this book rocked my military suspense lovin' world.
When I first read the excerpt I giggled. The nicknames seemed silly. Pulling a USO entertainer out of the water and falling for her? I dunno. We meet Jimmy 'hotwire' who is in the middle of searching for his friend/team member when he is distracted by orders to help keep the USO entertainers safe. One of those, is classical musician prodigy Chloe.
They suffer several attacks, Jimmy and his team continue the quest for the missing man, and of course Jimmy and Chloe feel growing attraction. The plot takes many twists and turns and I was impressed with how the author satisfied me while leaving the door open for me to enjoy the next book in this series.
The heroine is one of the best heroines I've read in a long time. She has some physical limitations (medical issues) but that does NOT make her weak, simpering, cowering behind her big tough military man, or lame. NO! This heroine kicks villain A$$ and doesn't apologize for living her life the way she wants. She doesn't cower in the corner and take orders - and I respected her and this talented writer all the more.
The ending is very satisfying, and I was so thrilled to see something that doesn't wrap it all up and spell out 'happily ever after' that insults the characters intelligence. Instead the author gives us a pleasing and happy end to the adventure without buckling to 'insta-marriage' and so many other plot clichés enjoyed by romance authors especially in suspense.