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- Publication date : August 24, 2017
- File size : 3889 KB
- ASIN : B0748NW74B
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 220 pages
- Language: : English
- Publisher : The SSK Group (August 24, 2017)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #31 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Declan is larger than life in both stature and presence. He is a take charge kind of guy and keeps a close eye on every detail. He seems to always be one step ahead of everything. When Lydia witnesses her husband, Esteban, commit cold blooded murder, his right hand man, Jason sees her as she is running away and he rushes to find her to intercept her before Esteban realizes what she saw and takes action.
Declan is an undercover agent working for the government to take Esteban and his cartel down permanently. He has been with Esteban for a couple of years and is a trusted member of his inner circle. He is so trusted that he was appointed as Lydia’s bodyguard and also the baby when she gave birth to Esteban’s son, Jax.
Lydia realizes that Jason is more than her husband’s right-hand man when he immediately takes her to her sister, Trinity’s apartment in downtown New York City where his team quickly packs for Trinity while Declan explains to her that Trinity and Jax are both vulnerable to Esteban using them to find and hurt her. Through her tears and anguish, he finally convinces her that they are all safer if they disappear immediately. They all waste no time leaving the City in different cars and heading in different directions.
It takes time for Lydia to accept Jason as Declan and that he is still there to keep her safe. Life on the run, new identities and being separated from her loved ones makes their new life sad and stressful. Settling in temporary houses in small sleepy towns, never getting to know anyone becomes the new normal. They have to be able to leave at a moment’s notice if danger finds them. Always on the lookout, but it still comes as a surprise when Declan accidentally discovers Esteban’s men in town. Narrowly escaping before they are discovered, he and Lydia escape and are on the run once more.
Lydia comes from a family of prestige and wealth. It is extremely hard for her to live on the run, without the comforts that money and privilege can buy. She is resentful and treats Declan accordingly and behaves like a spoiled brat. Declan has his hands full keeping Lydia calm and convincing her that running is keeping them alive at this point and that it won’t be forever, just until an arrest and trial for Esteban is over. In addition to the stress living on the run entails, Declan has the unfortunate complication of his growing feelings for Lydia. He has always had feelings for her but respected her marriage vows. Now, with the circumstances surrounding her and her marriage, he can’t help but feel that he might have a chance with her when this is all over. Lydia slowly comes to realize that she has unexpected feelings for Declan which complicates everything. When all hell brakes loose and Esteban finds Trinity, the entire town of McKenzie Ridge and the whole group of the Brother’s Keeper Security firm rally to put an end to this evil murderer and his entire enterprise.
This story is intense! It has you right there feeling the fear and urgency of their escape into the night as well as the anguish and pain Lydia feels when she has to hand over her baby to her sister to protect and raise for the unforeseeable future. Those things invoke real emotional responses in anyone reading this. When Declan & Lydia finally acknowledge their feelings for one another, you also feel real happiness for them and it helps that they are hot together! Declan’s sensitivity to Lydia’s needs and wants is so surprising for such a macho, by-the-rules, professional, special agent. He makes sure she is as comfortable and happy as he can make her given the circumstances.
Each character of McKenzie Ridge is familiar from previous stories situated all around this little town so it’s a comfort to know these people and makes it feel like family. These people are dedicated and loyal to those they love and would do and have done, whatever it takes or is needed to see to each other’s safety and well being. This story has the characters you have come to know as well as a new cast of characters, some very HOT, for a new series of adventure, love, hotness and HEAs!! I absolutely loved it and can’t wait for the next one!
Lydia Prescott-Valdez was a spoiled heiress before her world crashed around her. Suddenly, she sent her son off with her sister to hide & is driving across the country trying to hide from her husband & his goons. She's not sure she can trust Declan but he's the only thing keeping her alive right now. After she screwed up & led the goons to them, they had to pick up & run again. Everytime she thinks they're safe, something happens.
At the beginning, I really didn't like Lydia. Her character was spoiled, entitled & arrogant. Everything Declan put on the line for her was jeopardized when she threw a temper tantrum, hot drunk & led the bad guys right to them. As the book goes on, I not only began to like her, I admired her for the way she made the best of everything & put herself on the line. Declan was hot, sexy & intense. He's the type that could take a high strung woman, calm her down & make her see sense. The interactions between him & his family add another dimension to the story. The reader sees how protective they all are of the family. The addition of the dog & the name Jax gives it give a moment of humor to a tense situation. The plot moves fairly quickly & just when you think you know everything, it takes twists & turns you aren't expecting! I can't wait for the next book in the series!
In this book Lydia is a wealthy woman who is unaware of the real life she is leading. When she witnesses the horror that her husband is she freaks out. Her driver is the only person who can help her, but can she trust him.
Declan has been undercover investigating Lydia's crime lord husband, that is until Lydia sees her husband kill someone. Now he has to protect her and her child. Going on the run and always one step behind is frustrating and dangerous. Who is feeding info to the enemy? Can Declan save Lydia and her son?
This book was two parts. Part one deals with her husband and part two deals with another enemy. This is a long novel that flows smoothly and has tons of action. It doesn't get steamy till about 3/4 of the way through. This book really focuses on the actual story instead of hot sex. I did find the book to be a bit descriptive, but overall a great read. It will have you on the edge of your seat.
The characters are wonderful. The center focus may be the main characters, but you get a bit of background and character build up with the others as well. The world buildup is nicely done, allowing a perfect setup to continue the story with another character focus.
If you are looking for a thriller drama filled novel with an Alpha hot male, then this book is right up your alley. The action is phenomenal. Almost as good as an action adventure movie. I loved it. On to book two for me. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.