She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.
Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.
When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.
Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.
THIS AUTHOR IS THE REASON I JOINED GR, SO in actual fact I need to thank her for joining GR searching for similar books like Twilight.
I must admit the first +- 15% of this novel, was really confusing and I did not want to continue, and then suddenly all made sense – meaning the story behind that first 15%, the why, the if’s and the hell I am so confused rather just give up went away.
So if you decide to read this book do not give up, I know it is easy, I also give up on some books, move onto next book and never do a review or a rating, deleting it from my shelve in a couple of months, as I cannot really rate a book on only 3 chapters, but this e-book was very expensive so I decided I will read it until the end even if it killed me!
Usually I will give a book a fair chance, especially if I did not like the first chapter or 2 this most definitely is one of them.
The heroine “Alex” is a chemist skilled in both science and effective interrogation techniques ex U.S. government agent who goes by “Alex,” in this book the heroine goes by different names all the time which was a bit confusing at times, but as you read the novel you will understand her need to change her name, as well as her reasons for running for her life and trusting almost nobody, but she does learn to somewhat trust again.
Alex is on the run from her former agency who is trying to eliminate her as she knows too much. She is contacted by her former boss, who makes a deal if she helps them they will stop hunting her down. And this is how she meets Daniel
Alex a complex character, clever, failure never an option, and she had the ability to save her own life more than ones, but the thought of ending it all was always in the back of her mind, one of her thoughts to explain why I am saying this →
She was alive, yes, and she had fought hard to stay that way, but during her darker nights she’d sometimes wondered what exactly she was fighting for. Was the quality of life she maintained worth all this effort? Wouldn’t it be relaxing to close her eyes and not have to open them again? Wasn’t an empty black nothing slightly more palatable than the relentless terror and constant effort?
The hero Daniel Nebecker Beach, was perfect, twenty-nine, a history teacher, with an ex that cheated on him and had a child with her new husband a lawyer six months later, not hard to make calculations how this broke Daniel. He was kind, and for Alex to socialize with one of her subjects was a foreign feeling.
“I see a woman who is more… real than any other woman I’ve ever met. You make every other person I’ve known seem insubstantial, somehow incomplete. Like shadows and illusions. I loved my wife, or rather – as you so insightfully pointed out while I was high – I loved my idea of who she was. I truly did. But she was never as there to me as you are. I’ve never been drawn to someone the way I am to you, and I have been from the very first moment I met you. It’s like the difference between… between reading about gravity and then falling for the first time.”
“I don’t have any comparisons. What if I’m actually going insane?”
“You are most definitely sane.”
“But I don’t believe people can fall in love so quickly.” Truthfully, she didn’t entirely believe in love, romantic love, at all. Chemical responses, sure; sexual attraction, yes. Compatibility, yes. Friendship. Loyalty and responsibility. But love just seemed a little too much of a fairy tale.
For those who read the twilight series or the Host – well let’s just say you’re in for a big surprise there is no comparison, this is for mature audiences who loves suspense, and NO I do not actually love suspense books BUT I was a bit surprised reading this, umm understatement much, Stephanie has grown to a new level with this novel!
This is my song list for this novel!
Live – Dolphin’s Cry
Live – Heaven
Hootie And The Blowfish – Let Her Cry
Darius Rucker – If I Told You
Carrie Underwood – Dirty Laundry
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
Will I read it again?→
Later but YES
My feelings while reading this: →
Recommend to the following type of readers: →
Over 18 etc.
To the Author