About the book: Brooke Clayton is not who she claimed to be, a harsh reality that Corporal Hunter “Owl” Ezell faces as he observes the façade surrounding the woman he loved crumbling before his eyes. Brooke’s past criminal activity has caught up with her—and as a result of her involvement in Joined Forces, an illicit group of environmental activists, Hunter’s life is on the line. Brooke tried to escape her past, but her former associates have other plans for her. Joined Forces is unwilling to let such a valuable asset go, and if she hopes to save Hunter, she must cooperate. When she’s approached by the FBI, Brooke grasps desperately at their offer: go undercover to expose Joined Forces in exchange for immunity from prosecution for her past crimes. Aided by Hunter’s Special Forces team, the group boldly takes on the world of organized crime. In an explosive turn of events, the team realizes how deeply the corruption is rooted—but not before several of their members are captured. Now at the mercy of the extremists, their only hope of rescue is Brooke and Hunter. The clock is ticking—but as the broken couple fights for their own lives, can they learn to work together again before time runs out for their friends?
My review: I really enjoy the books that Betsy Brannon Green writes. They are full of action and adventure, serving your country and saving those around you. This is a great example of that.
I liked Brooke in this one. She's just realized, after a long life of lying, that lying is not a good thing and it hurts those around you. Case in point...Hunter. She is in love with him and he's been in love with her. But he's just found out from someone else that she lied to him about some very important things and he's not sure what to do. She isn't the woman that he thought she was any more. But Brooke is resourceful, she sees a way that she might be able to make things right with the law and hopefully clear her conscience, so she takes it.
You don't see the story through Hunter's eyes, although you see it through more than just Brooke's. But I love the way that he isn't willing to compromise on Brooke's safety. He may not know just what to think, but he's going to make sure she's cared for and not in danger. As much as he can anyway.
I liked the way everything fit together in this story. There's Brooke, her situation, her uncle's team and job. Hunter is part of the team. But in the end, you learn just who is the bad guy and it wasn't who I thought it was!
I was able to borrow this book from my local library.
Labels: Betsy Brannon Green, Clean Romance, clean suspense