MONTANA HEAT by Jennifer Ryan

MONTANA HEAT

Escape To You
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Can romance blossom in the aftermath of trauma? A movie star and an undercover agent try to find out in Ryan's new Montana Heat series.

When A-list actress Ashley Swan goes missing, Hollywood assumes she's taking time away from the spotlight. A year later, Beck “Trigger” Cooke, an undercover DEA agent, finds her and a little boy in the snow outside his isolated Montana house. He recognizes Ashley immediately and soon learns that the boy is named Adam and his mother was killed by the same man who'd been holding Ashley captive, beating and starving her. Beck begins the slow process of nursing the actress back to health and guiding her through the process of reclaiming her life. Part of that will involve figuring out how to wrangle the media circus that surrounds her on her own terms. Ashley's captor, Brice Mooney, is also a celebrity, a talk show host—one with a dossier of blackmail on a lot of powerful people. As if that weren't enough, Beck has been laying low to avoid a drug dealer who blames him for the death of his cousin. Being with Ashley and Adam makes Beck think that maybe he is ready to give up being an undercover agent before the darkness of associating with murderers and drug dealers consumes him. He allows himself to be photographed with Ashley on the way to the hospital, despite the danger of being recognized. What Beck and Ashley don't know is that while they're taking steps to put the man responsible for her kidnapping away, a vengeance-fueled drug dealer is growing closer to finding Beck's true identity. When the two villains team up to catch Ashley and Beck, their worlds collide in an action-packed climax straight out of a summer blockbuster.

There's more action than romance in this thrill-a-minute roller coaster, but as always, Ryan (His Cowboy Heart, 2017, etc.) doesn't disappoint.

Pub Date: Aug. 29th, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-06-269719-6
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Avon/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2017




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