Theodora Lassiter, Teddie to her family and friends, is on the run. After the death of her father, step-mother and half-sisters, she is put into witness protection. She is the only one who can identify the killers. The police are unable to catch the mercenaries who killed her family. They believe that her father was the head of a kidnapping ring and he was cheating his partners out of their share of the money. Teddie's father was a diplomat. Teddie is determined to find out the truth and prove her father was framed. She believes she can find the person who is guilty to justice. She manages to sneak away from her handler and travels to Mexico. She found out her father's friend is now living there and she believes that he is the one who set her father up and had her family killed. When she calls him they set up a meeting at a local restaurant. While they are talking Teddie sees the men who killed her family enter the restaurant and start toward her. Teddie runs out into the desert.
Keil Roberts and his friend Reid are in Mexico to assassinate a drug lord. Just as they are about to pull the trigger they see a woman running toward them. She is being chased by men in a jeep. They manage to grab her and hide until the jeep passes them. Keil is running from his feelings. His last mission he unknowingly leads bad guys to where his team mates are. When they are taken and tortured. By the time he finds them one is dead, one brainwashed, and two are almost dead, one is his best friend, Reid. Keil then takes off after the men who did this and kills them. He lets no one know where he is or what he is doing. This puts him on the edge. When Keil finds out whom she is and why she is running he decides to help her. Keil fights the attraction that he feels for Teddie, but it is no use. With a villain after Teddie and a different one after Keil, how will they be able to save each other?
This is Ms. Tyler's fourth installment in her Shadow Force series. This story is chalk full of action and romance. This book is an edge of your seat page turner. It will keep you guessing until the end. I love Ms. Tyler's books. You get not just one romance but two. You get one all the way to the happy ending and the start of another one that will be finished in the next book. This makes these books great. Ms. Tyler is on my auto buy list.
Anything can happen under the cover of darkness.
Kell Roberts has walked the thin line between life and death for so long that it now feels like home. He is a soldier, a survivor, and a loner. Still, Kell cannot turn his back on the beautiful woman caught in his firefight against the drug lords of Mexico. She says her name is Teddie, but Kell senses there’s much more to her story—and it’s about to pull him into a mission he didn’t sign on for: keeping her alive.
Teddie knows this lean, mean rescuer just saved her life, but the steel glint behind those soft gray eyes seem to be hiding something deep. The men after Teddie are deadly, but the man who holds her life in his hands and tempts her with his wicked touch is even more dangerous. He could make her dream about living and loving again. And if they can survive, maybe, just maybe, they can stop fighting the world and each other—and simply surrender.