Falling for Danger by Chanel Cleeton

Falling for Danger by Chanel CleetonFalling for Danger by Chanel Cleeton
Series: Capital Confessions #3
Published by Headline Eternal on September 15th 2015
Pages: 304
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Four years ago Kate Reynolds' fiancé died on a Special Forces mission in Afghanistan. Ever since she's been consumed with uncovering the truth, vowing to prove his death was no accident. The daughter of a notoriously high-profile senator, her new job as a CIA political analyst is a dream come true, and the chance to avenge the man she loved and lost.
Soon Kate's on the brink of discovering what happened that fateful night. Her own life is now in danger and she's stunned by the man who comes to her rescue. Together they must fight to stay alive as they're dragged into a corrupt world of secrets and lies. When the threat hits terrifyingly close to home, will Kate choose vengeance, or the man who has ignited a fire inside her she thought would never burn again?

I read part 3 as a standalone and it worked just fine, preferring more romantic suspense than the inner workings of office politics that surrounded the first 2 other couples. But it was the painful story of Kate Reynold’s love lost and found that drew me in.

Yet I’m left undecided about this book, a feeling that has stayed with me long after I finished it.

Every bit that I liked about the story was countered by bits that I didn’t: a fantastically strong and oh so loyal heroine vs. a gruff, PTSD soldier turned mercenary (and the love of her life who could afford to be a bit more true to her), the intrigue of the politics in D.C vs. the caricature evil of the heroine’s father, the beautifully bittersweet, realistic ending which I’ve encountered more in non-romance novels vs. the anti-climatic finish that I’d expected to end in a huge scandal or at least several explosions somewhere.

And the list goes on.

As the last part of the Capital Confessions series, I’d been hoping for a larger sense of closure, but even then, I must admit a life on the run – together – in exotic Bali, is as good and sensible as it gets when two people are pitted against forces stronger than themselves. It left me wanting and itchy for more, but maybe, that is really the whole point.