Eden brings out all the banter and heat for this frenemies romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved Iris and Saint’s book but I have to say, Trav and Dylan have taken my heart and wrapped themselves round it so tight I don’t think they’ll ever leave.
The opening chapter, which takes place seven years before this story, was insanely hot, like we’re taking straight into one of the most volcanically explosive sex scenes I’ve read.
But what made it special is, even from then, you could tell there was more to it than just the lustful fulfilment of desire.
They spend the next seven years with the ex-Ranger driving the DEA agent round the twist, teasing, offering him insights into cases which he’s able to complete and lock up the bad guys and always with the offer of his body for another night of passion.
Trav’s smitten from the off and he wants Dylan to be his forever – although he’s also terrified of those feelings and does his best to push the other man away with his constant joking around.
On his part, Dylan keeps his feelings locked up tight and Trav’s constant goofball, Labrador style exuberance whenever they meet, is getting harder and harder to resist. He knows Trav wants him, because he never stops telling him but Dylan can’t trust that he means it for more than another night.
What I absolutely adored the most about this book is there’s no stupid misunderstandings, there’s no beating about the bush, no manipulation or manufactured drama. When Dylan comes to Trav for help, there’s no question he’ll put his life on the line to save him.
This book had everything I want in a romantic suspense, ex-military/Government Agency caper – it was funny, it was hot, it had action and adventure. It had my pulse racing, adrenalin pounding through my veins as the danger stakes got higher and higher.
It has pining, it has double crossing dirty agents, it has mishaps and RPG launchers (blame Iris, it’s always Iris), it has Princess Smushy Face making a guest appearance and it has the rest of Mike Bravo doing what they do best – kicking butt and saving the day.
The tattoo scene towards the end of the book is both one of the most hilarious things I’ve read while also being one of the most romantic and it’s this wonderful on the edge feeling that Eden so skilfully employs throughout.
There’s various options on the cards for who’s up next but I’m really hoping we’re getting Atlas’ romance next because I think that’s going to be a doozy.
Also, this cover – phoar!
#ARC kindly received from the author via Foreward PR. I voluntarily reviewed this book.