Published by Harlequin on January 21st 2014
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It can't be a coincidence that in the past twenty-four hours, three different thugs have tried to kill or abduct Ashley Parrish. Sexy SWAT team leader Dillon Gray saved her, but now he wonders why someone would want to murder the beautiful accountant and why he finds her so infuriatingly attractive.
Then the FBI comes after Ashley for embezzlement, and Dillon knows he must protect her from a killer and prove she's being framed. Taking her on a hair-raising run through dangerous terrain barely fazes him. But wanting her from more than just one night scares the hell out of him.
Tennessee Takedown begins with a shootout and from there, it’s action and more action – barely enough for me to take a breath to get to know the 2 leads Dillon and Ashley better. Through the heroic rescues and the breathless escapes, I still wasn’t able to get a handle on both of them, let alone the chemistry that I found lacking. There is a solid plot here, but it’s unfortunately weakened by the superficial development characters and a tenuous connection between them that wasn’t too believable at all. Dillon’s hurried turnaround in the last few pages of the book was too rushed and Ashley’s eagerness to have him anyway in her life seemed more desperate than dignified – all to create an illusory HEA that I wasn’t exactly buying.