Author: TA Moore
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 5 stars
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Just another day at the office.
For some people that means spreadsheets, and for others it’s stitching endless hems. For Jacob Archer a day at the office is stealing proprietary information from a bioengineering firm for a paranoid software billionaire. He’s a liar and a thief, parlaying a glib tongue and a facile conscience into a lucrative career. He just has one rule—never get involved with a mark.
Well, had one rule. To be fair, though, Simon Ramsey is dark, dangerous, and has shoulders like a Greek statue. Besides, it’s not as though Jacob’s even really stealing from Simon… just his boss and his brother-in-law. Simon didn’t buy that excuse either after he caught Jacob breaking into the company’s computer network.
That would have been that—one messy breakup, one ticket to Bali booked—but it turns out that the stolen information is worth more than Jacob thought. With his life—and his ribs—threatened, Jacob needs Simon to help him out. Or maybe he just needs Simon.
I loved this book! From the very first page I was immersed into this story. The non-stop intrigue creates an intensity that never really lets up. The MCs were complex and fascinating. Jacob and Simon have every reason to stay apart but what they have between them is undeniable. It’s SUPER sexy! There’s tons of on page action as the guys fight for their lives. Mind games. Brilliant characters. This book was fantastic.
Jacob steals information for a living. He’s been setting up his current job for months. The problem starts when he breaks his own rule and starts sleeping with the head of security for the company that’s his mark. When he’s busted by his lover Simon the betrayal cuts deep. Simon is an ex marine working for a major bioengineering firm. A firm his late sister started with her husband Dev. Simon is loyal to Dev. He’s family. Jacob is a professional liar. He’s not the kind of guy to get into a relationship because of his job and well because he lies about everything. He knows this about himself. Feelings between them were never supposed to happen. It was supposed to be just sex. When the espionage turns into murder things change. Circumstances force Simon and Jacob to have to work together to solve the mystery.
I loved Jacob and Simon. Jacob has always been unapologetic for who he is and what he does. Guilt is a new thing for him. He struggles with the new sensation. Simon should hate Jacob but he can’t. He’s angry but he still feels the spark for him. He also needs him to help figure out what’s going on. Their chemistry is smoking hot. The tension is amazing as the guys work through their issues. I enjoyed their alternate POVs. Both for the mystery aspect and the emotional turmoil they find themselves in. I highly recommend this book. I did not want to put it down. I could have happily just kept reading about these guys.