She’s beauty, brains, and trouble.
With Daddy’s money, life could have been one continuous party for Seattle socialite Jordan Dean. Instead she chose college and a career. She doesn’t have time for love or men—not with work and the responsibilities of raising her younger sister. But when her sister is kidnapped and a sexy Special Ops bodyguard is suddenly thrust into her life, Jordan must let go of her tightly controlled world and accept help from the one man who poses a huge risk to her well-guarded heart.
He’s in the wrong place at the right time.
Delta Operator Aiden Foster was more than willing to do a favor for his buddy, but why did it have to be guarding a spoiled debutante? Aiden has zero interest in babysitting a rich girl for a week, but when he meets the reserved scientist, his opinion does an about-face. When Chinese terrorists kidnap Jordan’s sister, it’s assumed the girls’ billionaire father will be asked for ransom. Instead, the kidnappers want something that could lead to an international disaster. Once Jordan and Aiden discover she’s been betrayed by someone close to her, there’s no one to trust but each other.
Time is already running out, but when Jordan is taken hostage too, Aiden is faced with near impossible odds. Can his beautiful woman use her brains to keep herself and her sister alive long enough for him find them?
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Creeps up on you slowly, and then...
My thanks to the author for the ARC of Mission: Impossible to Resist. This review is voluntary, independent and uncompensated. I admit, this isn't my favorite Jacki Delecki novel. Her Regency Code Breakers series is The Bomb, and I liked those of her Grayce Walters series that I've read. She writes killah romantic suspense -but this one isn't her best. I liken it to a house fire - it sparks and S_L_O_W_L_Y smolders and smokes, until about halfway through. Then, FWOOSH - the whole thing bursts into flame and just burns up the pages till the end. A clever and devious kidnapping plot, a love story that moves likable characters from chilly frenemies to firecracker-hot lovers, and a most satisfying resolution to the crime and the romance are definite upsides to the book, but it just takes a while to get there. Impatient and persnickety readers (like me) will find the early repetitive and slow build-up frustrating; persistent and determined ones (like me) will find the pay-off worth the wait. Call it three stars but still a promising start to a new series.