Off the Rails
A dedicated American agent risks everything for a forbidden beauty in the sensual, turbo-charged follow-up to Caught in the Act.
Four years ago, when Ian Foster was working as a border patrol agent, he rescued an eighteen-year-old Mexican girl who’d been left for dead. He never forgot the gorgeous, resilient Maria Santos. Now Ian is an undercover ICE agent on the trail of a ruthless criminal with an intriguing connection: Maria. She holds the only clue to the man’s whereabouts. And Ian is tasked with crossing the border to find her.
Maria has always carried a torch for Ian, the handsome American who saved her life. When he shows up in her hometown, the attraction between them ignites. His intense gaze sets her blood on fire. But Maria is in serious danger. She owes a favor to a drug lord, and soon she’s caught in the crosshairs of a treacherous takedown operation. Once more, Ian’s her sole hope of survival—and his sizzling touch rekindles a passion that goes beyond borders.
Praise for Jill Sorenson and Against the Wall
“A must-read . . . Against the Wall is a sexy, unique love story that I devoured in one day. Jill Sorenson’s voice is so fresh, her characters shine bright.”—New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy
“A dirty, gritty gem of a book, with a hard edge of realism and bright, hopeful heart!”—M. O’Keefe, author of Burn Down the Night
“Jill Sorenson’s sleek sensuality and fresh new voice are sure to score big with readers.”—New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard
“With Jill Sorenson, you are guaranteed a dangerously addictive, gut-wrenchingly fast-paced read.”—New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Tyler
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
In this poignant, action-packed romantic thriller, Sorenson (Against the Wall) emphasizes the perils of illegal border crossing while matching a feisty, faithful maid with a cynical former U.S. Customs and Border agent. Special
Great Follow Up Book
I like Jill Sorenson books. I like the adventure and action and especially the romances in Sorenson's books. I also appreciate that she generally sews up the loose ends of characters from other books and Off the Rails is one of these books. In this case we are revisiting secondary characters from Caught in the Act.
Ian is a truly stand up guy trying to save his own little patch of the world. Maria is a lovely young women just trying to survive and help her family survive.
Ian and Maria are first introduced to each due to a horrible occurrence years before the start of this book and go through many terrible trials in the book but still manage to maintain strength of character throughout the book. I felt both of the characters were realistically written and I felt like Sorenson did a great job of making the reader understand how both characters thought and why they reacted the ways they did in the book.
Also, the train ride itself is thought provoking - I had no idea that people actually choose to travel in such a dangerous and desperate way.
I would recommend this book, and any of Sorenson's books, to people who enjoy romance, suspense and adventure.
I received an ARC for my honest review.
Not for me
I have to confess that for the majority of this book I was in a state of confusion. Not sure if this story started in a previous book or what but I felt like I didn't have the backstory that would have made this one less confusing. I never really connected with these characters nor did I feel the connection between Maria and Ian either. Again the backstory might have helped but for me this story just didn't work.