This is a great fast-paced, exciting story with lots of chemistry between the lead couple. It opens with a heart-breaking incident which sets the stage for the rest of the story. We quickly transition into a new Emma, who has reinvented herself into a bounty hunter to chase the psychopath who has targeted her family and already left devastation in his wake. Seasoned bounty hunter Luke Brodie is after the same target. It did my feminist heart a lot of good to watch Emma in action teaching Luke a thing or two as they partner up to track clues and take down their target.
From the get-go, when Luke first sees Emma take down her target following a game plan he would be proud to execute, you know it’s only a matter of time before he’s going to succumb to Emma’s brand of femininity covered with tough. Sure enough, after unsuccessfully trying to talk Emma out of going after the contract, he ends up taking her on as a partner. Soon he’s using her gender and looks to open doors, and it’s no hardship when her kick-ass skills come into play as needed.
It’s inevitable that this relationship ends up between the sheets. What Luke clearly doesn’t know until later in the game is how personal this particular bounty hunt is for Emma. Ms. Martin does a great job of weaving in Emma’s sister and niece and also giving us insight into the sick mind of the predator who’s preying on them. I’ve read all of the books in this series that started in the distant past and has weaved through many states and as many romances, but I felt like this one really gripped me hard because of the subject matter and the story telling.
Another winner for Kat Martin. Please keep them coming.
At Brodie Operations Security Service, Inc., following your instincts is company policy . . .
M. Cassidy—Luke Brodie had heard the name before, some novice bounty hunter working Seattle, catching tricky skips with more success than a newcomer should expect. But the dark curls, sparkly top, and impressive cleavage were not what Brodie had pictured.
Emma Cassidy is tough and smart and sexy as hell. She’s also popping up a step ahead of him every time he’s close to the capture he wants most . . . and there’s no room for learning on the trail of this monster.
Emma has idolized Luke Brodie, the bounty hunter who can bring anyone in. The big man in the soft shoes, with a face like a fallen angel and a reputation for breaking hearts. Watching him in action is intoxicating. But her fight with Rudy Vance is fiercely personal. If he gets too close, Brodie will find out just how ferocious she can be . . .