Thursday, March 10, 2016
ARC Book review: Taking Fire (One-Eyed Jacks #4) by Cindy Gerard
eARC provide by publisher through Netgalley
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...
This series started out just ok for me so i skipped the past two books but my love for Cindy Gerard's previous books brought me back for another try. Bobby Taggert thought he was smart enough not to fall for a beautiful women out to use him. He never saw Talia coming. As a Mossad agent it's her job to use Bobby to get what she needs. What she didn't expect was to fall in love with him in a week. When her op is over and she has to pull out and leave him it becomes the hardest thing she has ever had to do. Especially since she can't say goodbye. For Bobby though it's tough to admit he let her in and then find out she was using him. The story picks up several years later when Bobby runs into her at a embassy and a bomb goes off. bloody and banged up Leila takes Bobby with her. This is when the action and suspense truly take off. Faced with the women who broke his heart and figuring out what he feels for her now, Bobby has a lot going on. Leila is no longer a Mossad agent but people are trying to kill her because of what she was and she also has a surprise for Bobby. This book is action packed. Lot's of emotion. On some level i don't know that Leila was truly cut out to be a agent. She has to much heart. Bobby is this alpha male but in this book he struggles with old feelings of love for Leila and figuring out if he can get past the pain she caused him and the secrets she kept from him. Cindy Gerard really brought the love i had for her previous books back with this one. Even missing the past two books this could be considered a stand alone for those who want to start with this one. Great read from start to finish.
Find out more about this series and Cindy Gerard here www.cindygerard.com