Against the Dark (The Associates #1)
by Carolyn Crane
What is it about:
SHE’S AN EX-SAFECRACKER FORCED INTO ONE LAST HEIST
Angel Ramirez left the safecracking game five years ago, and she’s worked hard to make amends and build an honest life. But when a beloved aunt is kidnapped, she must reunite with her girl gang to acquire the unique ransom: Walter Borgola’s prized diamonds. It’s a simple job that turns into a nightmare, thanks to a surprisingly clever—and searingly sexy—security guard named Cole Hawkins.
HE’S AN UNDERCOVER AGENT WITH BIG PLANS FOR HIS GORGEOUS THIEF
Cole is one of the Association’s most brilliant agents, under deep cover investigating a ruthless killer. He’s also running out of time: hundreds will die if he doesn’t stop the plan Borgola’s set into motion. Catching Angel is the break he needed--he promises not to turn her in if she poses as his lover and uses her unique talents to unlock the sociopath’s dungeon vaults.
But as pretend passions turn real, Cole regrets drawing Angel into his deadly game…and danger is closer than either of them could ever imagine.
What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
This is a delicious read.
There are sparks between Angel and Cole right from the start, but because they can't trust each other they have to fight their attraction. I loved seeing their feelings for each other grow. There were some really sensual and hot scenes between them, but I also loved the more emotional ones. The romance is well written and very believable.
The action storyline is suspenseful and intense. There are many lives on the line, so Cole is ready to go to extremes and sacrifice a lot, including Angel, to get the job done. This makes for some really tricky situations and I was rooting for both of them to succeed.
All in all this is a suspenseful and steamy read and I will keep an eye out for the next book in this series for sure.
Why should you read it:
It's a delicious spy romance
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