By: Jeanne Adams
Copyright: September 2011
Publisher: Zebra Romantic Suspense
Secrets are what drive billionaire Shipping Magnate Davros Gianakopulos to succeed. And no one intrigues him more than striking art gallery owner Carrie McCray. But when a vengeful enemy traps Dav and Carrie in a ruthless battle of wits, the only thing he can trust is desire…
Carrie has faced down trouble before – betrayal taught her how. But staying one step ahead of those hunting her and Dav is as dangerous as her urgent feelings for him. Each move brings them closer to disaster, just as Dav’s every searching kiss challenges Carrie’s hard-won reserve. And he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her…even putting their last chance at love on the line…
Davros and Gates Bromley have been friends and business partners for many years. Gates is now a partner in his own software and security business. They are meeting to discuss plans for projects they are both involved with and going over the number and type of assets that will be employed in it.
Davros Gianakopulos is not only an extremely rich and powerful businessman, he’s a man who usually gets what he wants. What he wants and has wanted for some time is art gallery owner Carrie McCray. He’s been interested in her since the day he saw her setting up a display in her gallery. After his meeting with Gates he is picking up Carrie for lunch (the first time she’s agreed to go out with him) and because of this he’s not concentrating on anything but her.
Dav goes against all his own rules and decides they will walk to the restaurant he’s chosen. His security detail is taken by surprise and totally thrown off their stride. Arriving at the restaurant Dav notices what appears to be a movie crew shooting a scene a few blocks over and comments to Carrie about it. He’s a bit upset since his security people should have been aware of this and informed him prior to picking this restaurant for lunch.
Seated outside in a sunny area they discuss some of their past adventures, he is interrupted by the approach of one of his security people. He realizes that something is going on and grabs Carrie to leave the area. As they are leaving a large Black SUV jumps the curb, going through the cement planters and begin firing at his security people. He covers Carrie’s body with his own to protect her. He is grabbed, pulled into the SUV and a bag is placed over his head. From here Dav and Carrie will have to live or die by their wits and shared talents.
This book pulled me into the action from the first page. The Romantic Suspense genre is one of the most intense styles of writing I’ve ever enjoyed. I’ve always loved adventure stories of any kind. Jeanne Adams has created a world where you become part of the action and lives of her characters. All of whom are totally three dimensional and very real. In my mind I can see them walking down the streets of any major city, window shopping, visiting museums and galleries and enjoying life.
I’m looking forward to the next book in this series and also intend to go back and read them all in order again.
Ms. Adams can be found hanging out at https://www.facebook.com/JeanneAdams8 and also at http://www.jeanneadams.com
FTC Full Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher who only asked for a fair and impartial review.