by Cindy Gerard

December 2006
ISBN: 0-312-98104-X
Reviewer Graphic Button St. Martin`s Press
Mass Market Paperback

Many Ortega is a warrior and an honorable man so the idea, the memory, of having to flee his home in Nicaragua still chafes. It hurts even more when he remembers his departure was due to betrayal by the woman he loved. She robbed him of everything he held dear: his home, his family, his heart and nearly his life. The ensuing years as a Special Forces soldier and big city police detective sharpened his skills and hardened his heart against the woman who once owned his heart and soul. When his good friend Ethan Garrett offers him a job in his family’s security firm, Manny takes the chance to make a new start. However, an unexpected encounter with the last person he ever wanted to see thrusts him into a new mission and a surprising revelation.

Lily Campora thought the young soldier who stole her heart in the sultry heat of Nicaragua had died fighting to save his country. Seventeen years later she finds out how wrong she was. Discovering her lover has been alive all of these years is exhilarating; and that he hates her guts is devastating. But none of that matters now because lily needs his help and his skills, to save her son—their son—from the terrorists out to make an example of him.

Under the Wire blazes a trail of action, emotion, and sensuality across the page. Cindy Gerard keeps on delivering one winner after another with The Bodyguards series. Handsome alpha males and females find their matches in the middle of gun battles and daring escapes. Lily and Manny’s story is particularly provocative for its May-December romance with Lily as the elder party. Theirs is a love story that will make your heart ache while you release a soul deep sigh of bliss.

Reviewed in December 2006 by Cynthia.

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