Jesse and Liliana made me laugh from the first moment she realized who he was. Her aversion to cursing makes her come up with some interesting stuff. You can tell that they have history and know each other just by the way they respond. Jesse finds her amusing to no end, and when she’s trying to be serious, she just makes him laugh more and harder than he was before. They were both interesting characters and I had a great time reading about them and being a part of their world.
The author did a great job with this book, from the first page, heck the first sentence, I was captivated and pulled in. The spacing and font made it so easy to read. Jesse takes his job very seriously, or he did until he retired, but just because he’s retired doesn’t mean that the skills go away. When he heard about Lili being kidnapped, he and a friend went to get her. Though he was the one running around with her, you can tell he enjoyed it, it gave him something to do and he got to spend time with the wild girl.
When photojournalist, Liliana Richardson, agrees to go on assignment in Arizona, she has no idea it could cost her everything. But one wrong picture at the right moment puts her on a lethal drug cartel’s hit list. Kidnapped and held poisoner in a border town, she is certain her life is over, until the bad boy from her past shows up. Now she’s on the run with the only man who ever made her want more. Problem is: She knows she can trust him with her life, but not her heart.
Security specialist and former Marine, Jesse James Calhoun, follows a strict code. Work hard, play hard, and never get too involved. When he gets information that the wild girl from his past needs help and fast, he’s ready, willing, and able to neutralize the threat. But the spoiled girl he knew is all grown up and has a secret that someone is willing to kill for. Can he keep them alive long enough to uncover her secret? Or will she leave before he can stop a killer, taking his heart with her.
Stands Alone: Yes