Forced into early retirement, former black ops operator Ian Heller has a couple of choices-playing security guard to an entitled hip-hop mogul or working for the civilian counterpart of his elite military unit, Manhunters, Inc. Tasked with terminating a cell of counterfeiters, who open the door to a fresh wave of terrorists, Ian must get close to the ex-wife of a key suspect. Sparks ignite between them, but Ian knows crossing the line with this woman would be the last thing he needs on his first assignment with his new team.
Savannah Bishop is trapped. Her ex-husband, the sheriff of Hazard County, Montana, runs his department the same way he tried to control his marriage-with intimidation and force. With her divorce final, Savannah can her taste freedom-until she is hit with a custody suit. Desperate to escape the daily harassment and hold onto her young son, Savannah accepts help from the only man in town willing to defy her ex. But when she discovers Ian is as much a chameleon as her ex, Savannah’s hopes for both a new love and a fresh start are threatened.
A solid start to a new series!
Grave Secrets draws you in from the first page, when Zane’s first surveillance assignment for his new company nearly goes very, very badly. The reader immediately needs to know the answers to a whole bunch of questions: Why are a soon-to-be-single mother and her young son the subject of an investigation? Why is there a sheriff’s deputy stationed outside her house as well? What’s up with the strange “game” that Zane overhears Savannah and her son play that night?
And those are just in the first chapter!
As the story continues, the drama and suspense pull you farther in–when will Zane come clean to Savannah about who he really is? What will it take for her to forgive him when he finally does? The answer to that last one is the only part of the story that wasn’t completely satisfying, IMHO. She forgives and forgets waaaaay to fast, I thought considering–still, though, I really enjoyed Zane and Savannah’s story, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the members of his team 🙂
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.