The intricate and intriguing plot finally comes to an end, but it’s been a long and bloody road. The romance in this book took a back seat (for me) to the chilling story of treason and the calculated decimation of the American way of life.
Jack and Summer have a past that is both sweet and sour. Summer had fantasies of happily ever after but let’s face it, they were kids. Jack did his modus operandi and Summer was left feeling emotionally gutted and betrayed. It is years later and the chemistry is still there, but also a heavy dose of caution on Summer’s part. She makes Jack work for it and I liked that.
Jack was introduced in his sister Isabel’s book and he struck me positively and that didn’t change in this book. He’s taken a while to do it but he’s all grown up emotionally now and isn’t afraid to let Summer know it. He also kicks butt and does what he says and lays it all down for Summer. Jack’s character, while he zoned out a few times waxing poetic about Summer, didn’t have the same “stricken by love sickness” this author’s heroes usually do. He reasoned his way into recognizing his feelings and while I like how the other Midnight Men act all goofy over their women, Jack’s way was a true sign of his maturity.
The story told about treason and invasion was a little too creepy and all too possible. I sincerely hope fiction is all this turns out to be. A satisfying conclusion.
Jack Delvaux is alive
Summer Redding thought the blindingly handsome jock who'd loved and left her years ago had died in the Washington Massacre. She grieved for her lost golden boy as the rest of the country mourned their dead—until she comes home to find a very alive Jack Delvaux waiting for her with a devastating secret that turns her life upside down.
No longer the carefree man he was in his youth, this Jack is dark, hard and dangerous; a fifteen-year veteran of the CIA hungry for answers…and hungry for her. The rich, good-looking charmer who broke her heart once before would have been easy to resist, but this man, this powerful man? Summer needs him, and he knows it.
When Jack's mission uncovers evidence of government involvement in the Massacre—and plans for another attack—he's primed for revenge. But he has more than vengeance to live for now, and when Summer's life is threatened, it's nearly Jack's undoing. Someone taking shots at his woman? That's a dead man walking.