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At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget.
Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.
Reus follows Targeted with a fast-paced high-stakes romantic thriller. Maria Cervantes, who turned her back on family wealth to become a children's advocate, attends a ritzy party and accidentally overhears a plot to blow up American landmarks. As she flees, the building explodes, killing dozens of Miami's elite. Maria, the only survivor, becomes both a target and a suspect: the bombers think she's a government snitch, and the government thinks she might be in on the plot. To make matters worse, her assigned NSA investigator is Cade O'Reilly, former Marine buddy of her late brother. Even though it's been eight years, Maria's still smarting from the abrupt way Cade dumped her after her brother's death. Reus cleverly complicates the plot with not-your-run-of-the-mill terrorists, a brief cameo by Targeted's Jack Stone, and plenty of ice, fire and steam between the damaged lovers. Strong characterization and steadily mounting tension are powerful weapons in this talented author's arsenal.