Lucas Ramsey has been ordered by his military mentor to prevent a woman from boarding a plane to South America. He doesn’t have many details, but he’s used to following orders without knowing the reasons why. What he assumes will be an easy task turns out to be quite the opposite as the woman, Sloane Gideon, bests him at every turn. It turns out that Sloane is a member of the “Edge,” an elite group of mercenaries.
When Lucas calls to report his initial failure at stopping Sloane, he finds out that the general who placed the order is trying to protect his daughter. And Lucas is to do anything to get her back to the States safely. Being attracted to the spirited, independent woman is completely out of the question, but of course, he can’t help himself.
As for Sloane, she is just as capable as Lucas in fighting the bad guys. Her job this time is personal; she’s trying to save a friend who has gotten mixed up with a Colombian drug lord. She’ll do anything to save her, including turning to her absentee father for help.
The romance takes a back seat to the explosions, sniper fire, and fleeing for your life action… but the simmer is there from the beginning.
The series promises to answer questions raised about secret labs and medical experiments, and there are plenty of secondary characters to develop in future stories. I’m looking forward to reading more about this elite force.
If you enjoy the Navy SEAL series by Suzanne Brockmann, or the contemporary romances by Pamela Clare, try picking up this new series by Shannon Butcher.
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