I cannot, I repeat, I cannot emphasize how much I like this freaking series! I thought the first one, Targeted: A Deadly Ops Novel, was my favorite but then I met Levi and Selene and I here I go again, gushing over how much I love these two and their well crafted composite of complex characters. I love that Selene is not the usual damsel in distress and that Levi is so much more than the Alpha in charge of a mission. Katie has a very specific voice that makes each character come through the pages, even secondary characters, heck, even villains! Her world is so vivid and palpable, she truly takes you on a thrill joy ride of action and adventure.
Levi was first introduced in book one but it definitely does not need to be read first in order to enjoy this story. We know what he’s been through and what drives him to go off the reservation. Fortunately for him, there is Selene Silva, whose wit and strength makes him remember there is more to life than revenge and darkness. And the twists! Normally I complain about things being too simple or that I can see them coming a mile away. Not with this series, and certainly not with this book! I don’t even care she’s a bit too young for my taste because she’s lived a rough life and that makes up for everything else. So one tortured soul mixed with one young- ready-to-take-on-life-hell-of-kick-a$$-heroine ~ BOOM! Perfect. Just perfect.
5 glorious shining stars...
When his wife was murdered two years ago, Special Agent Levi Lazaro turned his back on everything he cared about. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. Now he's finally uncovered the identities of those who killed his wife—and he's ready to destroy them at any cost. He won’t let anything stand in his way—not even a beautiful NSA agent on a mission of her own.
Special Agent Selene Wolfe prides herself on being the best. Her fearlessness and quick-thinking make her the perfect person to take down a deadly terrorist cell. But she needs Levi’s help, and the moment he shows up, Selene knows her objectivity—and her heart—are in trouble.
As the two strike an uneasy alliance, Levi finds himself tormented by his desire for Selene—a feeling he thought long dead. But when their mission takes an unexpected turn, he finds himself at a crossroads. Can he put aside his need for revenge to save the woman who’s reawakened his soul?