The quick of it is that the big bad is planning on doing...some big bad shit. And he needs to be taken down. Something the heroine is all for taking part in. Especially when this big bad is the one who destroyed another agent's life by murdering his wife and unborn child. An agent that's gone rogue to avenge their murders. And an agent she owes more than he realizes. Despite their different objectives...he just wants to flat out murder the sonofabitch and she's got to keep said sonofabitch alive long enough to prevent the big bad shit he's got planned...they've got to find a way to work together and pull everything off. Ahhhh dilemma
While the heat of things wasn't the main focus it was a fantastic background element and never had me going Really? Really?? You're going to get nekkid...now?!!! Which I seriously appreciate in my Rom-Suspense. It fit. It felt natural. It worked! The romance did as well. It wasn't in your face but the connection was there and solid despite the short time together. It didn't smack of insta-love which was nice too despite moving pretty dang quick.
The suspense was really were things kicked off and went full speed. I enjoyed that. It wasn't full out action the whole time but figuring things out, how to prevent catastrophe, how to get revenge and justice at the same time. It worked nicely and had a couple little surprises there at the end I didn't fully see coming. Always love that. So...nicely done, Reus!
All in all, Shattered Duty was some fine romantic-suspense and pulled together everything I love about the genre. It was exciting, heart breaking and rocked a wonderful romance and spot of heat. Good times. Good times. Can't wait for the next!
Special Agent Selene Wolfe prides herself on being the best. Her fearlessness and quick-thinking make her the perfect person to take down a deadly terrorist cell. But she needs Levi’s help, and the moment he shows up, Selene knows her objectivity—and her heart—are in trouble.
As the two strike an uneasy alliance, Levi finds himself tormented by his desire for Selene—a feeling he thought long dead. But when their mission takes an unexpected turn, he finds himself faced with an impossible choice: either put aside his need for revenge, or save the woman who’s reawakened his soul…
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