#3, Hostage Rescue Team Series - Hostage Rescue Team Series #3
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She’s the one woman he can’t have.
Past experience has taught FBI Special Agent Clay Bauer not to trust his judgment when it comes to the opposite sex, yet despite his jaded outlook there’s one woman he can’t get out of his head—and she’s off limits. They’re opposites in every way but Zoe’s gotten deep under his skin and when she’s drawn into a dangerous situation against a faceless enemy he steps in to help protect her. Then she disappears without a trace and the loss leaves him reeling. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back alive.
By the time he realizes what she means to him it could be too late.
Former family lawyer Zoe Renard has been through her own heartbreak but she can’t ignore the magnetic pull between her and Clay. When he comes to New Orleans for a conference, it’s the perfect opportunity for her to see if there might be something real between them. Just as desire ignites into something more powerful than either of them imagined, she’s targeted by a madman bent on revenge. With her life on the line, it’s a race for Clay and his teammates to find her and save her from certain death.
I freaking LOVED this book
This was by far the best in the series. I loved them together. Don't get me wrong all the books are great but this is by far my favorite of the series. I hope we get another book with them in it. Please!!!!!
Fantastic MCs! Bold, confident heroine and jaded but lovable hero.
Tags: FBI, Heroine: 33/34, Hero: 35-39, Ex-Military, Hero is Divorced, Heroine is Divorced
This series just keeps getting better with each book. Clay wasn’t as outgoing or approachable as Jake and Tuck. He was jaded, had serious trust issues with women and thought most women were manipulative. A little background in the previous book revealed that Clay had once been married then divorced, but it had left scars. He was jaded and thought most women were manipulative. With good reason.
Zoe was…wow. I loved her. After her own failed divorce, she really took life by the horns and made it bend to her will. I couldn’t always picture the 30-something, former lawyer turned romantic horror author as a Goth girl, but her personality was just so positive all the time. She wasn’t one of those heroines who closed herself off from future relationships because of one disaster. I couldn’t help but be drawn in by her.
The romance was a notch above the first two books. Zoe was incredibly intuitive in regards to Clay. She was bold about what she wanted. I think her frankness stunned him a little, but it also made him feel more at ease and gave him the chance to realize she was nothing like his ex-wife. Her profession and preferred genre gave her a wicked hot sensuality that Clay could match. Their sex scenes were so hot! And I definitely shared her fantasy of “suit porn”.
The suspense was chilling. Zoe faced the situation with so much bravery; I don’t think I would have been able to muster the same testicular fortitude as she did. And considering Clay used to be a Navy SEAL, I LOVED that the water rescue scene. There’s nothing hotter than the image of a warrior in full gear rising silently out of the water to save his woman.