Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Silvia Violet Books
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Second novel in Series
Purchased by reviewer
Blurb: Special Agent Hugh Cranford, better known as Sport, is conducting an off-the-record investigation. He’s after Danny O’Sullivan, a spy rumored to have assisted in the ambush of Sport’s former SEAL team. Danny claims he and Sport are on the same side, and the real traitor is the man Sport is working for. But Danny is a master manipulator. He’s also the most seductive man Sport has ever met. Sport can’t help being attracted to him, but that doesn’t mean he’s willing to trust him.
In his quest to bring down a few highly-placed traitors in the US government, Danny O’Sullivan has been keeping tabs on Sport. When Sport comes looking for him, Danny decides to bring Sport in on his secret mission and into his bed. Sport may not trust Danny, but he wants him. As the two men risk their lives to complete Danny’s mission, they discover neither is as strong as they like to pretend.
Review: I was so happy to see a sequel to the first book in this series coming out. This book ticks so many of my boxes even if I didn’t already like this author I’d have picked this one up. Ex military men turned Federal agents going rogue to fight bad guys? That pretty much screams pick me up. To me anyway. Book two picks up after book one, so you will need to read the first book or you’ll miss out on so much.
Without giving away too much of book one, Sport’s black ops team was ambushed by a violent and powerful drug cartel in the jungle which resulted in the death of one of their men. The bad part is it was an inside job. Things come back to haunt the remaining members of the team in book one and just continue into the second. Book two is following a new couple. Sport and Danny.
Sport is given a hush hush assignment out of the blue. Being loaned out for solo ops isn’t out of the norm for Sport, but something is off about this one. He’s sent to watch and gather information on a person of interest, Danny O’ Sullivan. Their first meeting is in an alley watching each other get off with twinks. The second is when Danny busts Sport rummaging through his private office. They butt heads right away, but they also feel the spark of lust between them. When Danny starts suggesting that the man from his agency who sent Sport to watch him may have much more sinister plans it tickles his gut feeling that something isn’t right. Sport knows, however, there is no reason in the world he should trust Danny. Then Danny saves his life further confusing which side of this fight Sport should attach himself to. His gut tells him to ride it out with Danny to at least find out what he knows. If only it were that simple.
Danny and Sport were really sexy as a couple! Some of the rough and bossy sex scenes were insanely hot. I also love their potty mouths. Danny is a constant flirt with an Irish accent. Which brings out a new and not so welcome jealous side to Sport. Oh and Danny is dangerous. He’s brilliant at the spy game. Witty and sexy. Danny is constantly pushing and daring Sport to do something about their attraction. Danny also has to get Sport to trust him because somebody is out to get him. Sport is put in a hard place from the beginning. He’s finding himself working alone after years of working with a team. He has no idea who to trust. What he knows is somebody is trying to kill him, use him or set him up. On top of that, He’s stuck with a smart ass man whom he wants more than any man he’s ever met. I think what I liked about these characters were their hard and soft moments. Both men are basically rogue for a majority of the book. Both are very good at their jobs so they have that tough capable kind of thing going on. Then there are the moments they show their weaknesses. I actually loved these tender vulnerable moments. Sometimes I honestly find these moments in romances can come off ass cheesy, but I think this author lends a very authentic feel to those scenes. I believe these bad ass guys can really hurt that bad and love that hard. Really just amps up how I feel about the characters which as a result pulls me into the story.
I don’t think there was any real question who I trusted as the story went along. It is a romance after all, but it was certainly intense at times. Connecting the dots of who and why all the characters are connected had me intrigued the entire book. I loved the characters. We get quite a bit of page time with Jackson and Addy from book one. Jackson is just as brutally honest and gruff as ever. It was nice to see him happy and healing with Addy’s help. We meet a new character Simon who is delightfully playful but insightful with obvious regrets and a reckless attitude when it comes to his life. I’m thinking his book is next and it’s set up beautifully in Unexpected Trust. I would love to have it in my hands right now. I want to know what happened?!?! I will absolutely continue reading this series. It’s one of my favorites from this author. 😀