A woman dragged into danger…
Dr. Samantha Park’s life is shaken when her best friend and research partner dies barely two months into their eight-month stretch at the South Pole. She hasn’t begun to face her loss when men from Cobra International Security arrive to recover sensitive military components from a crashed satellite—and ask her to come with them. As a scientist, she has always been suspicious of the military, and flying across Antarctica in austral winter is more like suicide than a rescue mission. But when she hears what’s at stake, she agrees to help and is forced to put her trust in Thor Isaksen, the tall, broad-shouldered Dane who leads the Cobra team.
The only man who can keep her alive…
Thor served as an elite soldier in Afghanistan and spent two years as part of a Danish spec-ops unit patrolling sea ice in the Arctic. He’s used to the cold and constant darkness. That’s why he’s been tapped to lead this mission. Under orders to do whatever he must to keep a dangerous weapon from falling into enemy hands, he’s prepared for every scenario—except one. Samantha, with her blue eyes and brilliant mind, takes him by surprise. She’s confident in her abilities as a scientist and yet so unsure of herself as a woman. Stuck at the station with his team until the weather clears, he can’t ignore the growing attraction he feels for her even if she’s the last thing he should be doing on the job.
A killer who will destroy them all…
As temperatures drop to one hundred below, the heat between Thor and Samantha flares out of control. But a killer is lurking on station, someone with an agenda that threatens not only the lives of every person there, but also global peace. It will take all of Thor’s skill and strength to stop the murderous traitor—and keep himself and the woman he loves alive.
I’ve read a lot of Pamela Clare’s books, and this one is definitely my favorite!
Action, Adventure and Romance Done Brilliantly
Why would an author decide to write a romantic suspense set in, of all places, Antarctica? I mean, what is sexy and mysterious about parkas, gloves and lots and lots of snow and ice? It isn’t an obvious choice, certainly. And yet Pamela Clare pulls it off brilliantly. I was so caught up in this book from the very beginning that I read it in one sitting. I just could not put it down.
The book is part of a series, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying it. The books can all be read as stand-alones, though I would recommend starting from the beginning if only because they are all so good.
I absolutely loved the characters of Samantha and Thor. They were well developed and their relationship felt very natural. I won’t relate the plot of the book, since that is taken care of very nicely in the product description. What I will say is that this book ticked every box I have for a romantic suspense. It was exciting and romantic and thrilling and sexy. I fell for Thor so easily, and loved how Samantha grew throughout the story.
Clare has a wonderful ability to write about topics that might come off as dry and boring with another author. I found the information about living and working in Antarctica to be fascinating. She made the station and the people working there come alive.
I could ramble on and on about this book, there was just so much to love about it. Instead, I’ll simply say READ THIS BOOK. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Note: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in return for an honest review.
This makes me want to travel!
Once again Pamela Clare has brought us on an exciting adventure of romance and intrigue! I almost feel like I have traveled the globe with this series. These Cobra Elite men are going from one country to another, out to save and protect a wide variety of people.
I feel like this author has done such a great job of research to accommodate each individual story and where it's based off of. In Hard Line we get to travel to the Antartica. I was so intrigued by this new environment and the researchers on the assignment that I pretty much devoured the book.
I read for the romance but I can honestly say I would have enjoyed this just as much even if there was no romance in it. I don't get to travel much in my life so when an author can take me with her in a book, I'm deeply grateful.
I am glad there was romance because we got Thor. I'm pretty sure I drooled over this fictional character. I loved is physical description, his honorable character and I especially loved how tough he was. This guy could endure extreme temperatures and was so level headed in very dangerous situations. He's exactly what I think a guy in a Danish Special Forces would be.
Samantha was another positive to the story. I really like smart heroines. Frankly, you don't get a lot of heroines in romance books who are highly successfully in either business or in a specialized field like Samantha is. In fact that has been the case in every book of this series. It's why I'm such a fan and will keep reading them until the end.