She's the last woman he ever wanted to see again...
After an official operation turned deadly, Jonas Crow began a new life in Grizzly Harbor with Alaska Force. But when fellow soldier Bethan Wilcox joins the group, she forces him to remember things he actively prefers to forget. That’s unforgivable enough. But now the two of them are forced together on a mission to uncover deadly secrets tied to their complicated past, and with the heat between them at a boil, forgiveness is the least of his worries...
And the only woman he needs.
Bethan Wilcox, one of the first women to make it through Army Ranger school, didn't join Alaska Force to deal with Jonas's foul temper. Or her own errant attraction to him. Thrown together in a race against the clock, they have to pretend to be a couple and play nice to throw the enemy off their scent. She knows better than to let their pretend love feel real...especially while time is running out.
Jonas has always been good at saving the world. But it’s Bethan he needs to save this time around—if she doesn’t save him first.
Crane's fifth Alaska Force romance (after Delta Force Defender) is a long adrenaline rush punctuated by sweet and sexy interludes. Having endured a harsh, neglectful childhood, Jonas Crow survives by stifling his emotions but his hardened veneer cracks when Bethan Wilcox becomes the first woman to join the elite Alaska Force. When they were both in the Army, Bethan saved Jonas's life during a mission gone awry, and her presence in his life serves as an unwelcome reminder of his vulnerability. But he's forced to face his feelings as the Alaska Force team hunts for a mysterious mercenary who's kidnapped a biochemist whose research could have terrifying military applications. The search takes them from the Chilean Andes to Portugal to New York City, with a stop at Bethan's sister's California wedding, to which, in a far-fetched coincidence, all five of Alaska Force's primary suspects have been invited. While the plot occasionally strains credulity, readers are unlikely to mind as Crane takes her appealing characters on a breakneck adventure around the world. A well-balanced mix of romance and suspense makes this a sure bet for series fans.