By: KaLyn Cooper
Heat Level: 3 FLAMES (Erotic Sensual)
RATING: 5 STARS
Reviewed by: Kristin Arpin
Harper Tambini, ATF agent, has a simple reconnaissance mission in the Columbian jungle trying to find out if the cartels who purchased two ingredients to make a rare and deadly explosive have the knowledge and means to combine them. Reconnaissance only so what could go wrong? Everything. Rafe Silva, Segundo to the drug lord the ATF is investigating finds her and captures her and her team. Rafe tries to talk his boss into letting the men go while using Harper to gain information but the boss has them all killed. Harper is now on her own in Columbia inside the cartel’s compound and no one even knows they are missing. Worse still, sexy Rafe is supposed to “own” her now which means he can do anything he wants with her which her betraying body wants him to. Eventually Rafe lets her off the hook and lets her know that while he does find her very attractive, he is an undercover CIA agent who has been under for 5 years and wants out just as much as she does. They must work together using her explosive skills and his contacts to thwart a major bomb attack and assassinate some high ranking cartel leaders before escaping the country without a Seal team to extract them.
This was an incredibly good novel, not just a debut novel. The realism and research that went into the development of the cartels, the characters’ backgrounds, but most importantly the rescue and escape details was very thorough to develop this incredibly authentic feeling action-packed romance military romance. Rafe is so incredibly hot and alpha male and while Harper does not know he is actually a good guy, he is caring enough with her to keep his cover but still make her feel important and attractive it is no wonder she can’t wait to get her hands on him.
I can’t recommend this book enough. It is extremely well written. The story line is fully flushed out and detailed enough to be completely believable and yet so very steamy. There is so much to offer here. I could not believe I was reading a debut novel as I read this. The action is on par with some of the top action adventure writers out there. I can’t wait to read something else by KaLyn Cooper. I have a new favourite author.
Separately, Harper Tambini and Rafe Silva are lethal…together, they’re explosive.
ATF Special Agent Harper Tambini is kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord and forced to use her explosives knowledge to kill his competition before she can escape with the help of undercover CIA agent Rafe Silva. As they make their way through the rivers, mountains and jungles, their desire for each other detonates. But Harper reminds Rafe of his murdered fiancée, and the shadow world he wants to leave. Harper learned the hard way that men never stay, so now she doesn’t keep them around long enough to see if the sparks can light a fire that will last forever. In their short time together, can they crystalize a relationship, or will it all blow up?