I believe if you haven't read the last book in The Bodyguards series where these characters were introduced, you'll miss important story and character nuances even though the facts were well summarized here. I liked Jenna's edginess and courage but especially appreciated her insight into Gabe once he revealed his past to her. And, I feel like I know the rest of the team well enough to anticipate their stories.
Only two things could take journalist Jenna McMillan back to Buenos Aires after being held captive by terrorists months before: a rare interview with reclusive billionaire Maxim and the memory of the tough and oh so sexy man who saved her before. He and the other members of Black-Ops have just been hired to protect Maxim which is a happy coincidence because they're also watching him for presumed terrorist connections. So when a bomb explodes at Jenna's interview Gabe is right there to save her life although he's badly injured in the process.
Although this book is technically the start of a new series (Black Ops series), do yourself a favor and make sure you read "Into the Dark" first, you'll understand the characters a whole lot more. But the author does a pretty good job with getting you up to speed with the characters' backstory, so I suppose this could be read as a stand alone if you'd like. They even made a scene where Jenna shaves Gabe scorchingly hot! Something happens to Gabe that I didn't think would happen, and I loved how the author had the characters handle this little turn of events.
You see, my Babcia (Pronounced: Bub-shia) and dziedek (Pronounced Jad-eck) watch those Danielle Steele movies that come on cheap dvd with bad actors, soft lighting and really horrible late 80's-early 90's fashion. Knowing Polish it's probably something like Nalaszcnizckizzzzyzyxyzyzyxywqw) So then we inevitably end up watching some very tragic movie about some chick whose husband dumps her because she got pregnant and she meets some really nice, and handsome, divorcee who takes care of her until she has the baby and then her husband wants her back but her new boyfriend has cancer and then... well, I don't know because we end up falling asleep to protect our brains from the pain. He can't be tamed and she's so sexy that he can't help but try to protect her...
OMGosh...I dont think yall understand how bad I needed this. Nothing but love for you Karen The beginning was a little slow and I think Cindy could have organized it a little better. It was all throughout the book, not just the end or the beginning, but THROUGHOUT! You know...I need to go back and reread some of the books I recently rated 3 stars (especially the Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan). I really think it was me and not the book.
I can't give their names away because it doesn't start until half-way through the book and I don't want to mark this review as spoilery. (I should note at this point that the secondary romance is the only reason this book received three stars.) 2. Especially the fact that he hugs and offers support to Jenna (heroine) when Gabe (hero) is being a jerk (most of the book). I did like that the hero actually suffers the consequences for his actions. This book is actually a continuation of the author's other series, The Bodyguards. Some people might not be bothered by this, but Jenna and Gabe met in the last book in the Bodyguards series and I'm guessing had a history. 2. Continuing in the same vein, Jenna realizes she loves Gabe fairly early on.
So this is the first book in the Black Ops series, no its not about black operatives and yes the men are sexy. THE RUNDOWN- Its been a few months since Jenna McMillan was rescued from a nasty situation down in Argentina, this where the guns a blazing thing comes in. PLOT- Jenna and Gabe are caught up in the game of a madman. More things gets blown up, and Jenna has to prove that she is the right woman for Gabe. Jenna holds her own, she handles Gable like a dream and in a tough situation she leaves the breaking down till its over. Lets just say Gabe isnt the only one hot enough to cause fires, his fellow Ops are downright sexy.
I don't know what to say....except....I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!! Action, suspense, good guys, bad guys, emotions, fear, bravery, honesty and hot steamy action and throw in a bunch of hot hot alpha men.... I loved Gabe.... Before you read this book you should read Into the Dark that is where Gabe and Jenna first meet and the attraction begins.
Gabe is stunned to see Jenna on the streets of Buenos Aires while he is providing protection for a multi-millionaire. Both Gabe and Jenna were introduced in a previous series. It seemed like we were in the heroine's head most of the time, but didn't know what Gabe was thinking in many cases.
STORY BRIEF: Adler is a bad guy with an operation in the jungle of Argentina. Jenna is a journalist doing a story about Adler. Nine months later, Jenna returns to Argentina to do a story on Maxim, a wealthy businessman. REVIEWERS OPINION: I feel like I didnt get to know Gabe and Jenna very well. Gabe was the strong silent type and never admitted to himself or her that he liked Jenna. The author referred to the Adler story happening 9 months earlier, a few different times. The last half of the book did feel more like a story, and it was good. I did not like the event where Gabe went alone to the bad guy in the jungle. Gabe had a great group of special forces guys working with him. He got a phone call telling where the bad guy was, and he thought there was no time to get his buddies to go with him because they were 20 minutes away.
The only thing Cindy had in mind when she started writing her first book was finishing it. Now, over 20 books and numerous awards later, Cindy laughingly admits that she can barely remember life before...well, was there life before writing? A professional career woman, Cindy is a trainer for the Iowa Department of Human Services, a position she states is both challenging and rewarding. Between writing and working full time you wouldn't think Cindy would have much time for anything else. And while she does find her work and her writing rewarding, there does have to be more.