Hero: Gavin Sheppard
Heroine: Janet Fink
As a hostage negotiator for Taylor Security, Gavin Sheppard has just been given the toughest assignment of his career: securing the release of his boss’s pregnant wife. He’s uneasy negotiating a rescue without the involvement of the police, but with the life of a woman and her unborn child on the line there’s no time to play by the rules. He’ll have to work closely with the one woman who could prove to be a distraction…
Janet Fink, the agency’s tech geek, is conflicted about working alongside the man she’s irresistibly attracted to. Though she’s determined not to risk her career by getting involved with a coworker, especially a superior, she can’t forget the passionate kiss they once shared…
With the kidnappers’ deadline fast approaching, Gavin and Janet must combine their skills to bring the missing woman home alive. But their undeniable chemistry is making it difficult to keep their relationship purely professional…
This was a really short read. It’s only about 25,000 words and about 5 chapters so really, it was short. In this short story, Gavin Sheppard and Janet Fink get their happy ever after. They work together and they kissed three weeks ago. Gavin can’t stop thinking about the kiss but won’t pursue it because he’s in a supervisor role at work and Janet is support. He didn’t want to go there but when they’re thrown together on a case to help bring back their boss’s kidnapped wife, things are going to happen.
Janet has had a thing for Gavin for a while now and she wasn’t going to act on it until she thought he was going to die and when that happened, all bets were off.
I haven’t read anything by this author and I’m glad that I read this book because even though it was short and the tactical guy got on my hot damn nerves, I wanted to know more about this group of characters. I wanted to see them in action again. This short story whet my appetite for more from both Gavin and Janet. I wanted this story to continue, even after it finished because I wanted more from the romance between Gavin and Janet. The way that it was, everything happened much too fast and it was hard to move on when I wasn’t finished with them. But still, it was a good story and I’m definitely going to check out more stories from this author.
Grade: 3 out of 5
This book is available from Carina Press. You can buy it here in e-format.