by Catherine Mann

July 2006
ISBN: 0-373-77118-5
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While on a mission, Dr. Grace Marie Lanier and Bobby “Postal” Ruznick hooked up for a couple of dates. As attracted as she was to Bobby, Grace decided the smartest thing to do would be to break things off with him before it got too serious. She was scared of the way he made her feel. Bobby hates that Grace dumped him before they even made it to bed together, but he’s not surprised someone as smart as her would find him lacking.

Now, nine months later, the two are teamed up together. Bobby doesn’t know Grace requested his team personally. She is hoping to find her father whom she hasn’t heard from in weeks, and she thinks Bobby and his team are her best bet. Though both try to act unaffected around the other, neither can deny the strong attraction still flaring between them.

Throughout the story we learn more of Bobby’s past and why he feels so unworthy of true love. As a profiler, Grace is used to observing people’s reactions and behaviors, but around Bobby she tries to only respond to him as a woman, hoping if he’s more comfortable with her, he’ll open up to her.

Secondary characters and relationships are introduced, keeping us guessing as to who can be trusted. We also meet up again with characters from Mann’s previous novel - Code of Honor. The characterization is in depth, and as I read about the daily life of these soldiers while on the ground, waiting for orders, I could feel their fears and desires.

From the opening pages, this story is filled with explosive scenes. And when the action takes a break we are treated to a variety of emotional and sensual scenes that keep us turning the pages, eager for more, more, more.

Reviewed in June 2006 by Jackie.

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