Published by Self Published
Source: Kaylea Cross
Copy for review provided by Kaylea Cross in exchange for an honest review.
He left her when she needed him most...
Four years ago, Dr. Grace Fallon lost everything that mattered in a terrorist attack she barely survived. Now she’s stronger than ever and in Pakistan with a UN-sanctioned team for the most important assignment of her career. She’s dedicated her life to eradicating the world of chemical weapons, and long ago accepted the inherent risks associated with her job. Until the man whose memory has haunted her for so long suddenly reappears and inadvertently makes her the target of one of the most dangerous terrorists on the planet. Forced to accept Alex’s protection, it’s impossible to deny the white-hot attraction still burning between them. And while she trusts him to guard her from this new threat, Grace must once again decide whether to risk her heart to the man who once shattered her entire world.
Now he’ll risk everything to win her back...
Four years ago, NSA agent Alex Rycroft left Grace because had no choice. But never again. Malik Hassani has escaped custody, he’s on the run, and has locked onto Grace as a means to target Alex. This time Alex will do whatever it takes to protect her—and convince her to give them another chance. Walking away from her nearly destroyed him and now that she’s back in his life, he can’t let her go. When the unthinkable happens and Grace’s life hangs in the balance, he’ll sacrifice everything to save her—including himself.
*Sigh* I have a book hangover. In fact, I have a “the series is over and I don’t know what to do with myself” hangover. This will not be a long drawn out review only because I don’t want to give too much away to those of you who are on the edge of your seat and have been following this series from the beginning.
I will tell you this, it was AWESOME. It was the perfect end to this series and I LOVED Alex and Grace so much. You should know, I cried. It takes a lot for me to cry but Ms. Cross got me several times…from the very beginning of the book. I messaged Ms. Cross after the PROLOGUE and was like…. “I’m crying already!” and her response basically was … “oh you just wait.” (Not a direct quote but you get the gist)
Alex. I just loved him. he has been carrying a fair amount of guilt around regarding having to leave Grace. This weight was evident to readers in the previous books. Now we know why. God love ya, Alex. I would not kick you out of my bed for eating crackers in it.
He bent his head to nuzzle her temple, breathed in her warm, sweet scent. “I missed you so much, Grace. Every day, I never stopped. I hated that you wouldn’t talk to me, even though I understood why.”
The fingers resting on his chest curled into his shirt. Hope rose so swift and fast it nearly choked him. “I was lost without you for so long,” she whispered, the past tense twisting that knife embedded in his chest harder. “You broke my heart. “
Grace and Alex are “older” characters…older meaning 40-50ish and I loved reading an “older” romance. We could use more of that. Ms. Cross is very, very skilled with writing “older” characters/romances.
I just can’t stop myself from gushing over this book! All the storylines get wrapped up quite nicely and as much as I hate for it to end, I felt like it was ok that it was….over *SOB*
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