Dagan Zoelner and Chelsea Duvall have an unresolved attraction that may finally come to fruition when an undercover mission goes awry, but whether their relationship can survive in the real world is uncertain given the secrets and guilt they carry.
Ex–CIA operative and Black Knights Inc. team member Dagan doesn't like analyst Chelsea going undercover, but when she lands a job as assistant to London billionaire Roper Morrison, the suspected head of a criminal empire, the best he can do is try to keep her out of harm’s way. Not that he’s quiet about his misgivings, which annoys Chelsea and makes her feel like she has something to prove. Plus, her attraction to him—which goes back years, from the time they worked together at the CIA—is off the charts, so his refusal to take her seriously smarts in deep, personal ways. When her position actually makes it possible to plant a virus in Morrison’s computer to mine for proof of his activities, it also puts her in real and immediate danger. Extricating her from would-be assassins is a good start, but getting out of England after she’s accused of being an enemy of the state becomes problematic. Hidden emotions roil, and a buried mutual attraction comes to light when the two are fighting for their lives, but once they are safe, Chelsea is pulled back to Langley. Hoping their fledgling relationship can grow, she must come clean about a secret that ruined Dagan’s life—and he may not be able to forgive her for keeping it from him. Walker’s bestselling Black Knights titles (Wild Ride, 2017, etc.) are the full romantic-fiction package, combining action-packed plotting with a community of quirky characters, taut sexual tension, tender romance, and a strong dose of humor.
A fast-paced, sexy thrill ride.