This is a KGI book, part of a fantastic series. It is not necessary to read the previous books to thoroughly and completely enjoy this one. As usual, I found myself wrapped up in the story almost immediately. The characters just come to life and are extremely easy to relate to. Domestic abuse and the love of family plays a large part in the plot. Each are treated with respect and understanding. From Rusty’s need to help a young teen who reminds her of her younger self to Sam feeling his age, each Kelly is visited and interacts with all the characters. This is wonderful for those who do follow this series. But, the main focus is Donovan, or Van. You can’t help but to fall in love with this tender geeky warrior. Eve is almost as compelling and her anguish come across the page in feelable waves. I finished this book with regret as I wasn’t ready to leave this wonderful family. I felt as if I were a part of it and I sure didn’t feel as though I had out stayed my welcome. This is a fantastic story about love: love of family, love between siblings, romantic love and love in many facets. Plus, it has lots of hunky men who protect and defend. What more could you want in a romance novel?
Eve went on the run after learning about the abuse her stepfather had planned against her young sister. At least, Eve thought it was just a plan and hadn’t happened. Regardless, she needed to get them away from him and hide. Unfortunately, he has money and reported Eve as mentally unstable and had her declared a kidnapper who was armed and dangerous. Ridiculous, as Eve doesn’t know how to even shoot a gun. Needing to take care of her young sister, Eve is unable to look for work which has her 15 year old brother out looking. He finds work at the Kelly hardware store. Rusty hires him because he reminds her of where she came from but she knows something isn’t right and that he is hiding something. With the help of her older brother, Van, they follow him back to his home, a run down one bedroom trailer. Upon discovering the small family and their circumstances, Van knows he has to help but he also has to take it slow. If he goes too fast, this family will run! Can he gain their trust before they flee?
The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t?
Over the years, Donovan Kelly has fought relentlessly for justice, women and children always holding a special place in his heart. Working side by side with his brothers, Donovan has witnessed firsthand the toll it’s taken?physically, mentally, and emotionally?on his loved ones, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire. What he never expects is for his next mission to happen right on his home turf?or for it to take a very personal turn.
Picturesque Kentucky Lake is the perfect place for a soul in search of safe harbor. A beautiful stranger has arrived?desperate, breathless, and on the run from a dark past closing in on her and the younger siblings she has vowed to protect. Donovan must now draw on every resource at his disposal?if he wants to save a woman and the children who may prove to be his destiny.