Author: Scarlett Cole
Publisher: St Martin’s
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: HE CAN TAKE THE HEAT.
Hot, hard-bodied Sixten Rapp is a former SEAL who’s raring to begin his brand-new civilian life. He and his Navy “brothers” start a security firm that offers the kind of services only a team of military-trained professionals can provide. But nothing prepared Six for his new client: an innocent woman on a mission to improve thousands of lives. . . unless someone takes hers first.
CAN SHE HANDLE THE FLAMES?
Dr. Louisa North knows time is against her as she tries to create a “miracle” medical treatment for a disease with no known cure, until she creates a sample so powerful that the wrong people want to use it as a chemical weapon. At first, Six is unwilling to accept Louisa as his client. But soon he realizes that the danger is real and that there’s much more to this plain-Jane scientist…including a burning passion between them that neither of them can resist. And now that an enemy is on Louisa’s trail, Six will do whatever it takes to protect her—or die trying.
Review: Romantic suspense is like catnip to me and this novel hit it out of the park. The action scenes were intense and the mystery had all the right notes. The romance, however, was my favorite. Two lost souls finding their mate amongst all the heavy-hanging testosterone of an alpha male unit.
Louisa knows that her agoraphobia and fear of being around people will probably doom her to a life spent alone. No family, no husband of her own. She still longs for someone who will understand her and put her first. Her mind gets derailed when a mysterious event occurs in her lab. Her last experimental study had created a poison that could be used as chemical warfare if someone got a hold of it. When she gets the feeling that someone has been in her lab and messed with her samples, she moves the poisonous one and relabels it. Soon after, her notes for the experiment go missing. Something bad is happening, and she’s pretty sure she’s being followed.