We open up this book with Cade and his lover, Carmen, being tortured for betraying the cartel. Carmen the daughter of the cartel leader has been feeding Cade and undercover DEA agent information to bring down the cartel. Upon finding out, Miguel the cartel leader, drags them from their bed having his daughter raped and beaten while Cade is made to watch. Just as the DEA gets there to save them, Miguel shoots Carmen in the head killing her instantly. Now Cade has made it his life’s mission to bring the cartel down.
Several years later, Cade is undercover once again, but as himself in Texas. Moving into a new house to work as a detective for the local police while trying to draw out the cartel and Miguel’s son, Carlos. He knows everything about his neighbors, down to knowing his next door neighbor is the little sister to his best friend. Not quietly, he moves in extremely early in the morning with a loud truck with help from his two brothers.
This doesn’t sit well with Bayleigh Scott. Working a long shift in her élite lingerie shop, all she wants is to sleep in before heading to the store once again. She storms over to her neighbors house and gets an eyeful of hunky men unloading furniture into the house. Sparks fly and Cade knows he isn’t going to be able to not touch this woman, but he also knows he will never give her his heart.
But Cade goes after her and puts her in the heart of danger and the cartel wants her. Now it is a race to protect her from the cartel, but not give her his heart.
Cade is one demanding man. Dominant to the bone and kinky as all get out! He takes what he wants and damns the consequences. But Bayleigh has been hurt, her confidence shot and she doesn’t think she can get an orgasm from a man unless he is wielding a vibrator. While she does stand up to him at one point, she does something totally stupid when hurt that kind of ticked me off.
The story was intense as you watched women around the town dying from a new date rape drug. You know they are gunning for Cade and I got a little irritated that he thought he could protect Bayleigh after he slept with her. Arrogant much? But then that is what we love about alpha men isn’t?
I am hoping to see more of them in the next book in the series due out in December. So if you like your men arrogant and alpha, your women tough as nails, but also feminine, then this book will reel you in and leave you wondering who will survive both in life and in love.
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