Taking Fire by Cindy Gerard

Posted in Advanced Reader Copy/ Contemporary Romance/ Military/Paramilitary/ Netgalley/ Reviews/ Romantic Suspense 15th December 2015
Taking Fire by Cindy GerardTaking Fire (One-Eyed Jacks, #4) by Cindy Gerard
Series: One-Eyed Jacks #4
Published by Pocket Books on February 23rd 2016
Pages: 384
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three-stars

Betrayal. Retribution. Redemption?
Six years ago, tough-as-nails military contractor Bobby Taggart met the woman of his dreams in war-torn Kabul—a sexy, whip-smart war correspondent who approached him at a local bar, took him to bed, made him fall in love…and then mysteriously disappeared. In her wake, the terrorist leader he’d been mining for valuable intel was assassinated—then Bobby discovered his phone had been bugged. And he’s pretty damn sure he’s been played for a fool...

I’ve not read the rest of the One-eyed Jacks books, but from what I can surmise, it’s pretty much a BOI team add on that still goes on mission after mission–only sort of sanctioned this time– with some of the beloved old crew still in attendance.

For all the updated details on world politics and counterterrorism, ‘Taking Fire’ is in fact, quite a simple one without convoluted plots and sub-plots that tend to ruin many a book in the romantic suspense genre.

Played for a fool 6 years ago, an untimely reunion with the woman responsible for that brings too many revelations that Bobby Taggart isn’t quite able to take in when an embassy bombing quite literally threw them back together. But discovering that he has actually had a son with her takes the cake…and getting that son back has to take priority above the betrayal he’s never been able to forget, despite the turmoil that her return brings.

I’ve always liked Cindy Gerard’s action-packed writing and the soulful characters she creates. Bobby Taggart is another winner, written with an admirable load of maturity, even if I couldn’t say the same for Talia Levine, whose deceptions, all-too-late-remorse and tendency to get into hysterics at times just didn’t really endear me to her. It was however, good to see the rest of the BOI team again but having jumped straight into this book, I felt as though I missed out a load of vital details and context that could have made me appreciate the book a lot more

three-stars

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