The Renegades #2 | Romantic Suspense | Stockholm Syndrome | Action | MM
“The best intelligence is the knowledge that your enemy doesn’t know you have.”
Crew Finlay’s ego had taken a hit or two. He couldn’t lie. As a Marine, he’d been one of the best. As a private military contractor, he’d…messed up a bit. Or failed spectacularly. Whatever. And now? A year into his new gig, working in private security for Elliott Jones, Crew had a lot to prove. He refused to screw this up too. They had people to bring home. So when he found himself holding a cartel freelancer hostage, he steeled himself and vowed not to fall for the bastard’s lies. As if Crew would believe this man was an undercover Fed. Come on.
Nah, this tall, older drink of water was full of it. Adrien Mercier, or whatever his real name might be, was going down. Until one day, when Adrien turned the tables, and then Crew was the one sitting with his hands cuffed behind his back.
Crew and Adrien are fire. Their enemies to lovers, combatants, journey is epic. Crew is just the best, he has some insecurities from his previous mission needing to be rescued and suffering from dyslexia, but he pushes through. He has so much strength and he’s charming and funny and so dang sweet. He loves his family and team so much. Adrien is a mystery that Crew keeps trying to solve but their chemistry is smoking hot. And can I just say, I love it when the endearment sweetheart gets used. Just melt my heart. These stories are on the shorter side but they are jam packed full of action. The sex and hear are more of a slow simmer than a scorcher and have very little sex scenes but the ones they do have? Panty melting. These two guys fit together really well in every way. And this story continues to push along the main story arc of trying to locate the hostages. Cara Dee has me enthralled and so excited to see what happens next! Especially knowing who is next, I love the Tenley trio. The writing is superb, the plot is interesting and intriguing. So much action and mystery that it’s never boring. It is a fast paced suspenseful adventure with some love thrown in. And the romance factor might be on the lower side but it’s supposed to be, it’s a suspense story too. But while the romance is slow and the connection is built, the love is big. Crew has a huge heart and loves big and fiercely. I love his relationship goals. Everyone should have those.