A 2017 RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee for Best Military/Law Enforcement Romantic Suspense!
In Tess Diamond’s gripping debut, when an elite negotiator and a security expert team up to solve a kidnapping, the only thing higher than the tension is the heat . . .
Maggie Kincaid left the FBI two years ago and didn’t look back . . . until now. A senator’s daughter has been abducted, and the nightmare set in motion isn’t just familiar to Maggie, it’s personal. She’ll need all the help she can get to bring Kayla Thebes home alive—even if that help comes from a hot-as-hell ex-soldier who plays by his own rules. . .
For Jake O’Connor, negotiation equals weakness. But he’s immediately drawn to the sexy former agent who epitomizes strength. It isn’t long before he and Maggie are working together 24/7, learning to read each other’s signals and wanting much more.
But for Maggie and Jake, letting their guard down—even around each other—may be dangerous. Now, as they close in on a kidnapper with nothing to lose, their first mistake could shatter a young girl’s last chance…
Diamond's outstanding debut is pure romantic suspense gold. Maggie Kincaid is a survivor a killer attacked her and her sister, Erica, and only Maggie escaped. Determined to battle evil, she became an FBI profiler, but after failing to save a young girl in a hostage situation, she left her job in disgrace. Two years later, her FBI mentor calls in a long-overdue favor, and Maggie joins the effort to save a prominent senator's 14-year-old daughter, Kayla Thebes, who's been kidnapped. Kayla is an insulin-dependent diabetic, so the clock is ticking; Maggie's determined not to have another death occur on her watch. Enter former Army Ranger and current gray-ops security expert Jake O'Connor, who quickly realizes that not everything is as it seems including the questionable dealings and priorities of the seemingly distraught senator. Maggie and Jake work well together, and their chemistry is off the charts, but even this dream team may not be able to rescue Kayla in time. Diamond ably draws readers into a gripping tale full of twists and turns. Just when the path to the ending seems clear, Diamond throws in another red herring. Kayla's fate is known by the end of the book, but the author leaves another tantalizing mystery unsolved, which readers will eagerly interpret as a sign that more Maggie Kincaid tales are on their way.
Great book with a lot of twist and turns. Hard to put down. The ending was fantastic. Looking forward to reading a lot more by Tess Diamond.