Is love worth risking everything for?
Rose Guthrie, a reluctant erotic dancer, hasn’t trusted anyone since her parents’ death. Yet, to make money for her brother’s heart transplant, she agrees to deliver a sealed box to a mysterious buyer. Until the box—and the seller—disappear. Not surprised by the betrayal, her situation becomes more dangerous when she learns that two deadly enemies also want the box and are willing to kill everyone she loves for it. With one clue left, she breaks into Doom—Savannah’s violent, illegal fight club. Unfortunately, Doom’s referee—the sexy, ex-Army Ranger, Kade Dolan—stands in her way. Although she harbors a secret attraction to Kade, she can’t let him stop her. If she doesn’t deliver the box on time, she’ll lose everything. Including her own life.
Rose doesn’t trust ex-Army Ranger, ex-con Kade Dolan, but that’s okay—he doesn’t trust himself either. Why? Because he lies to everyone about everything, including his time in Leavenworth and his job as an illegal fight club referee. Then there are his two side gigs. The first as an informant for the Prince, the leader of a secret, two-thousand-year-old private army. The second, loving from afar the beautiful, secretive Rose Guthrie. After the Prince discovers Rose is the courier of a lost 18th century artifact, he orders Kade to help her find the box before their greatest enemy does. If they succeed, Kade must return it to the Prince. If they fail, Kade must kill her.
Betrayal or death. When faced with an impossible choice, Kade can’t lie anymore, at least not when it comes to what he’s about to do the woman he loves. But when Rose uncovers Kade’s lies, they learn a terrible truth—the 18th century box holds a secret far deadlier than they imagined. A secret that could destroy them all.
This book is twisted, steamy, action-packed, and heartbreaking. Rose is a fighter but also a damsel in distress. Kade is a bad boy but can’t help protect, care and love. The author throws in so many twists it is hard to keep it straight, and just as you think the heroine couple will win against the odds, the best surprising moment happens, and you are left reeling. The mystery, the suspense, and the action will leave you wanting to get to the next part of this page-turning story. I like the historical references, secret society interference, and family connections that the author has included. I can’t wait to see how this end will Rose get her happily ever after?
Rose is a loving sister. She has a young brother with a medical illness; she does what she can for him. She knows Samantha, Deke, and Kade and is in Savannah. Where she was and what she does feels familiar with the last book I read, also the bowing man. What a prologue; as soon we get a footing, everything changes. Now what?
Rose is desperate to help her brother, but she also deals with a lot of red tape and rules. Kade likes Rose but is not sure how to start something with her. Kade seems to have a little trouble with the law. He works at Iron Racks Gym, which is also familiar. I do like his bad boy vibe, yet he is still protective of women.
This book gets intriguing as Kade and Rose get roped into helping the Fianna warriors and The Prince. This book also seems to correlate along the same timeline as the last, and I am glad I read that one first. Deals, clues, and twists are great as they hunt for this object everyone wants.
I like the darkness in the men’s nightlife, including Callum and the Fianna. Callum ensures this gets the edge-of-your-seat action and is very dark as it introduces illegal underground fighting. Kade is poetic in his affirmation of love and trust.
Difficult choices and unexpected results strike Kade and Rose as they must choose what happens next. Rose isn’t at all informed, and it is heartbreaking. However, when all hope is lost, her fighting spirit comes into play. I was surprised and thrilled by the ending of this book.
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