Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home—and take on civilian missions no one else can. They’re the men of ARES Security. Highly skilled, intimidating, invincible, and one by one, tested again and again…
Lucas St. Clair’s prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him—one that didn’t include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her.
Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she’s convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it’s soon clear that isn’t true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim’s last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves…
Wow, this book was amazing! I simply couldn't put it down but walked around with my kindle and tried to get my chores done while reading.
Lucas and Mia are wonderful characters and despite being a teeny tiny bit upset with Lucas for breaking Mia's heart, I came to understand his actions and could (almost) forgive him, especially as he has obviously learned from his past. And Mia - well, how could one not like Mia? She ist just sweet and, well, awesome.
But it's not just Lucas and Mia but all the side characters as well that are complex and interesting as well as authentic. I really loved the other members of ARES and the way they all care for each other and protect each other. Every one of them is very special in his own way and I loved to get to know them.
And don't forget about the story - this story was thrilling and captivating and I just had to read on and on and on and ...... Amazing! Many unexpected twists and turns, a wonderful and suspenseful plot - how could I have put this book down?!?
Well written, wonderful characters and a great plot - I loved this book!