Safe Surrender

Carli Jacobs is on the run. She just witnessed a gunfight and has nowhere to go except with Detective Wes Lucas. What started as a mission to find her sister’s killers has led her to more trouble. Meeting Wes Lucas and Ian Gray is turning her life upside down each minute. Living in a world of drugs, guns and murder has turned her into a hard woman with a thirst for vengeance. She has no idea why Wes and Ian were there but thank God they were there for her. Now she is determined to stay alive but not to lead Wes into her vengeance. Something about Wes pulls her to him in a passionate way like she has never known. Amidst the gunfight she is finding something out about herself. One being that she cannot stop her heart from falling for Wes. She’s never been passionate or sexual but something about Wes and Ian is making her very womanly. Can she find her sister’s killers before they find her again?

Detective Wes Lucan and Ian Gray are best friends and have had their share of women before. Yet none have tore them apart like Carli Jacobs. Saving her from a gunfight was the first of many problems but keeping her alive is the harder part. Ian feels something for Carli, which makes Wes wonder if the love he feels for her is real. He knows for a fact the passion is all there between them but knowing Ian is near her excites her more. Can he figure out what Carli’s part in the whole gunfight is before they both lose her in the process? More importantly can he figure out why Ian is reacting strangely around them after one night?

One thing about Kristine Daniels is she knows suspense and action with a snap of her fingers. I loved the action throughout the whole book from the gunfight all the way to the end it never stops. The chemistry between Carli and Wes is one hot thing and it will take your breath away. The thing I liked the most was through it all there is a question about Ian, like what is his story. Kristine did a great job on that making this reviewer curious of what’s next. Kristine Daniels is good at what she does. Great job.

Book Blurb for Safe Surrender

(Kristin Daniels - Eppie finalist and Alpha Male Contest Winner!)

Carli Jacobs wants revenge. For the last three months, she’s been living in a world she knows nothing about, determined to see that the drug lord responsible for her sister’s death is held accountable. From inside the kingpin’s hideout, she seizes an opportunity to smuggle away enough evidence to put him behind bars forever. But the situation outside on the street is grim, and she finds herself thrown into a raging gun fight.

Detective Wes Lucas has no idea how he’s going to walk away from this one. In a matter of minutes, the quiet stakeout of a major drug dealer has turned into a vicious street war. With bullets flying, he and his partner, Ian Gray, are about as deep in it as they can get. And just when he thinks things can’t get much worse, a civilian runs into the middle of the mêlée. In an instant he rushes into the street, only to be thrown completely off kilter when he comes upon a terrified, doe-eyed stunner with hair the color of midnight and lips the perfect shape for…

Whoa. Untimely erotic thoughts like that will only get her—and him—killed. With the knowledge that this woman’s safety is his top priority, he pushes past the distraction, picks her up and carries her to safety. He’s floored by the heady way she looks at him, not to mention the amazing way she feels under his hands or the way she smells so damn good.

Okay, what the hell? Time to regroup. But he can’t. She’s all but sucker-punched him. God, he can barely breathe.

Later, when Carli tells them her story and turns over the evidence, the entire situation gets flipped upside down. Wes is amazed to learn of a close, personal connection he has to Carli, and it’s one he can’t let her or Ian know about. Toss that in with the fact the evidence she gave them will have the drug lord searching for her, and the stakes just went through the roof. Wes and Ian can see past her desire for retribution to the very real trouble she’s gotten herself into. They have no choice. In order to keep her safe, they place her into protective custody.

As Wes fights his attraction to Carli, Ian’s picking up on the immediate draw his friend has for the dark-haired beauty. And damn if he’s not feeling a pull toward her himself. Not that he’d ever do anything about it, not with his past heartaches, but the idea’s something he can’t readily shake.

Carli’s not so sure she can handle being stashed away with these two inimitable men to watch over her. She realizes now how much danger she’s in, but even that’s not enough to stop her from reacting to them. She’s scared to her bones, but fascinated, too. Attracted. A precarious circumstance at its best. An emotionally dangerous one at its worst.

Tension is in the air, and it’s not just sexual. Secrets are being kept. Lives are on line, and trust is put to the test. As desire rips through each of them, heartbreaking truths will be revealed and lies will be exposed.

Are the three running away from danger, or are they headed straight for it? In Wes and Ian’s quest to keep Carli safe, will she end up surrendering her heart as well?

To My Reader:  Have you ever been driven by pure revenge? By searing lust? My heroine Carli throws herself into a world she knows nothing about, bound and determined to have her revenge, only to be taken away from it all by the power of lust. Would you do the same? Would you chose as Carli did? 


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2010 5.00