on August 29th 2017
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She has every right to feel venomous resentment...
Convicted of a murder she didn't commit, sniper Henri Anderson suffers two years of hard time before she's given a choice--accept an unknown assignment offered by a seedy foreign dignitary or head for home. The decision took all of two seconds. At least that's what she thinks, until a mysterious Scottish man shows up and offers a deal sweet enough to tempt a saint.
But has the rugged blue-eyed closer met his match?
Annoyed that ICE is wasting his time by sending him to Utah to recruit a talented soldier who has already turned them down, secret agent, Mike Rose, has no intention of failing. He's a tough guy with more persuasion in his hard stare than most people manage with an oration. Disarmed by a woman who's not only tenacious, she's downright stunning, Mike tempts Henri with something even a hardened Delta Force sniper can't refuse. And once she's hooked, Mike thinks he's done--can go back to covert ops working alone. But Henri isn't a woman who's easy to forget. And when she's snared by the clutches of the very man who framed her for murder, the big Scot will sell his soul to save her.
~~Reviewed by AnnMarie~~
Body Shot is the second book in the ICE series by Amy Jarecki. Although part of a series it can easily be read as a stand alone novel.
Henri has spent the last two years in a military prison for a crime she didn’t commit. She was framed by an ISIS militant. Thanks to ICE (International Clandestine Enterprise) it’s proven that she didn’t commit the crime and she is released with an honourable discharge and two years back pay. Being a sharpshooter, one of, if not the very best there is, ICE offer her a job with them. She isn’t interested, she just wants to go to her grandfather’s gold mine and carry on his work. She wants peace and quiet.
Mike is an ICE operative, he’s worked for them for 8 years. He’s buff, he’s good looking, and he’s got a sexy Scottish accent to match his head of red hair. Most women can never say no to him when he sets out to charm them. He finds himself on a plane to visit Henri to try to convince her to join the team. His main piece of bait is the fact that they will be going after the man who framed her. He is involved in something that could only mean bad news to the western world.
Of course with Mike’s charm and that bait, it isn’t long before Henri agrees to go with him.
What follows is an absolutely captivating story, the perfect mix of a budding, passion filled romance and a thrilling, exciting, action filled story of how ICE have to stop ISIS in their latest scheme to bring the most amount of terror and damage to the western world.
What I really loved about this book is that there were both light and dark moments. You could be feeling upset about something one minute, but then Mike (more often than not) would do or say something that would cause a laugh out loud moment. The plot regarding ISIS was edge of your seat stuff and I couldn’t read the book fast enough to find out how it would all end. The way the author described the stealth involved in the ICE operation made me feel like I was there amongst it all. Then, of course, the romance between Mike and Henri, that was both romantic and steamy hot. They tried to fight it but when they eventually gave in, wow, talk about incendiary!
Generally, I don’t like this genre of book, but having read the first in this series, and now this one, I think, if nothing else, this author’s books will always get a big thumbs up from me.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers’ copy of this book.