Their first official case as a task force doesn’t take Brantley Walker and Reese Tavoularis far from home.
Getting right down to business, the Off the Books Task Force prioritizes a case of a fifteen-year-old girl who went missing nine years earlier from the same small town they grew up in: Coyote Ridge, Texas. While it appears she vanished without a trace, they soon find themselves uncovering disturbing evidence that points directly to someone the town once trusted.
While Brantley and Reese set out to find closure for the girl’s family, they’re on a bumpy ride of their own. Not only are they embarking on new careers, they are also venturing into uncharted territory as far as their relationship goes.
HOLY SMOKES Did Nicole Edwards deliver with this one!! Wow!! I really wish I could give this book more than 5 stars, because it was THAT good. Mission: Without a Trace revolves around the first case of the group, now known as The Governor's Task Force, involving a six-year old missing person's case, and this missing person is not just anyone, she is the friend of the Governor's daughter.
Mission: Without a Trace is an exciting and mysterious romantic suspense that you will not be able to put down once you start it. Nicole Edward's storytelling skills keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout this one. Not only do you want to solve the mystery, but you also want to see just how Reese and Brantley's relationship progresses. Let me just say, I love that Nicole Edwards was willing to go there with Reese and all of his indecision, nervousness, and confusion about his feelings for Brantley. And the way in which Brantley dealt with Reese's feelings will only make you love Brantley Walker all the more. Brantley was extremely understanding, caring, and very patient with Reese while Reese came to terms with being in love with him. Honestly, the chemistry between these two is off the charts.
Nicole Edwards promised that there would be no cliffhangers even though the series continues to follow Brantley Walker and Reese Tavoularis and their developing relationship, and boy, oh boy, did she deliver. So, yes, despite being a continuing saga in Brantley and Reese's blossoming relationship all mysteries are solved, and this one was a big one. Although Mission: Without a Trace is a complete story, it is best enjoyed by having read Mission: All In first, so that you can fully understand the development of the character, and see just how these guys and girl became known The Governor's Task Force. Once again, with Mission: Without a Trace, Nicole Edwards has delivered yet another engrossing read, and I truly am hoping that there will be more stories in this series. Oh, and yes, there are plenty of appearance by some of our favorite characters from her other series.
Love Brantley and Reese
Nicole Edwards doesn’t disappoint. This second book in the series we see the continued growth of the relationship between Brantley and Reese. You also have some steamy scenes, suspense, and some shocking finds.
WOW! I love this series!!
This is the second book in the series and cannot be read as a stand-alone book. You definitely need the backstory in book one.
While the book tracks the developing relationship between Brantley and Reece, it is also the second cold case the newly formed task force undertakes.
First, the relationship- Reece is still panicking about what other people will think if they see him and Brantley as a couple. Of course his going forward but pulling back hurts Brantley, who is ready to be done. This relationship is very rocky, but seems to gain ground by the end of the book.
Second, the case- it is a cold case about a missing girl from their hometown. There are some twists that make you sit back and say “did I really just read that??” Amazing story!
There is an addition of new characters and I can’t wait to see where they go. Love this new Walker series!
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book.