Title: Winter's Heat
Author: Cristin Harber
Series: Titan #1
Published Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Mill Creek Press
Buy It Link: Amazon
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Synopsis: After putting her life on the line to protect classified intelligence, military psychologist Mia Kensington is on a cross-country road trip from hell with an intrusive save-the-day hero. Uninterested in his white knight act, she’d rather take her chances without the ruggedly handsome, cold-blooded operative who boasts an alpha complex and too many guns.
Colby Winters, an elite member of The Titan Group, has a single objective on his black ops mission: recover a document important to national security. It was supposed to be an easy in-and-out operation. But now, by any means necessary becomes a survival mantra when he faces off with a stunning woman he can’t leave behind.
When Titan’s safe houses are compromised, Colby stashes Mia at his home, exposing his secret—he’s the adoptive father of an orphaned baby girl. Too soon, danger arrives and Mia lands in the hands of a sadistic cartel king with a taste for torture. As hours bleed into fear-drenched days, Colby races across the globe and through a firestorm of bullets to save the woman he can’t live without.
Review: I received a copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
This was one of those romance books that hooks you in immediately. It's full of military, spy action, a really sexy guy, and a really smart woman. They get thrown together, they develop lust, then feelings for one another. Add in some mortal danger, with a dash of a kidnapping or two and you've got a great story line.
However, these types of stories have been done, and redone, and redone again, so if they are not done right, it can leave the reader with a feeling of déjà vu.
This author has done just the right amount of different ingredients to this recipe that she keeps the storyline fresh and engaging. It was a real pleasure to read this book, and I can't wait for the next.