Too quiet. A talented hacker who got caught, Brigid Banaghan is now forced to work with a secret Deep Ops unit. But she won’t reveal any more to these renegade Feds than she has to. Especially not to Raider Tanaka, her control freak of a bodyguard and handler. It’s enough that his body is tensed for action and his heated gaze is always on her.
Too sharp. Raider knows there’s more to his new assignment than he’s been told. Why send a deadly agent of his experience to guard a computer genius—even a gorgeous, unpredictable, undisciplined one? But when Brigid’s estranged father is named in an investigation into Boston’s organized crime, Raider’s mind switches onto high alert, just like his senses.
Too close. To clear her father’s name, Brigid needs Raider’s help. The Unit’s idea that she bring a straight-laced Fed in as her “fiancé” won’t fly, though—not unless Raider can release his inner bad boy and become the rebel Brigid can’t resist.
Series: Deep Ops #2
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: September 24, 2019
Publisher: Kensington Books
My Rating: 4.5 stars
FALLEN is the second, full-length story in the Deep Ops series. You ‘could’ read this one on its own, but to get the background and the full understanding of the tensions between Brigid and Raider you really should start at the beginning – not to mention that this is a fantastic series that is well worth your time.
We have run into Raider and Brigid before and their story gives us more information about who they truly are, not just what they bring to the team. Both are intense, for different reasons, and now they will be working closely together on a case that has become very personal to Brigid since her father seems to be involved.
To use the word intense for this story feels like an understatement, but I cannot come up with a better one. The sizzling tension between Brigid and Raider can be easily felt throughout their story, and once acted on that word ‘intense’ comes into full bloom. I happen to enjoy when a story seems to be going in one direction then takes a sharp turn into unexpected territory. It keeps my attention sharp and fully engaged in the couple and what they’re facing. FALLEN is no exception to that feeling. I thought I knew where we were going – then not so much. This is a couple that is hot, engaged in not only the case but each other, and the twists in their story will keep you flipping pages. I enjoyed myself, loved catching up with team members again – including one adorable, slightly crazy pup. If you love a good Romantic Suspense story then this story and this series are perfect for you.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Kensington Books via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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