04 December 2013

Resolutions Tour Stop!!

DEA agent Eve Taylor has had her fill of alpha males. When Resolutions’ operative and former lover, Dillon “Mac” McKenna, threatened her hard-earned independence, she ran. On a mission to gather evidence against a Colombian drug-lord, Eve discovers the drug-lord is helping terrorists plan an attack on American soil. Before she can escape with the vital information, she’s captured and comes face to face with her mortality…

As a teen, Mac watched his family fall apart after his mother died doing dangerous U.N. work. The possibility of losing Eve to a mission ignited an overwhelming need to protect her. When he forced her to choose him or her job, she walked away. Two years later, it seems all his nightmares have come true and he’s tasked with rescuing her from a Colombian prison. Mac has never stopped loving Eve, but does he dare risk his heart when he’s so terrified of losing…

On the run, Mac and Eve must learn to trust each other again in order to stay alive.

I have found that in the cornucopia of romance novels available, rarely do you stumble upon one where the woman has a job as a government agent of some kind.  I have to say, it’s refreshing to read about a kickass heroine who goes toe to toe with the alpha male in the story!
Eve Taylor is a DEA agent.  Currently working to take down a Columbian drug lord, she learns that the drug lord is helping terrorists to plan an attack against America.  Before she can get out this info, she is captured.  Dillon “Mac” McKenna and Eve have a history.  They were involved and he gave her an ultimatum to either leave her dangerous career or leave him.  She chose to leave him.  He is now charged with helping to rescue Eve in a situation that is his worst nightmare comes true. On the run together, will they learn to trust again to escape with their lives?
Well, holy hotness, Batman….this was one steamy read.  Eva is so completely and utterly kickass, I’m in awe of her character.  She really loved Mac but wasn’t about to sacrifice her career for him.  That takes a lot of lady balls, but she trudged forward.  I mean, you find out that Mac had his reasons, as his mother was killed doing UN work, but still…go Eva.
This is an action packed book from the get-go.  When Eva and Mac are thrust back together they realize that their attraction to each other never really died and that they work well together.  The constant struggle they face to stay alive and get vital information to thwart a terrorist attack into the right hands causes them both to re-evaluate their feelings for one another.  It turns out that they actually make a pretty good team. 
This book seemed to me, as a layman, to have a lot of research behind it on how field work is carried out by black ops teams.  It felt realistic, which is nice, and the characters acted in ways that seemed true to them.  This book is full of adventure, excitement, romance and mystery.  It seems to be one of those rare crossover books that people who enjoy other genres besides romance will like.  I think my husband might even read this one!

Beefy hands wrenched Eve awake from a fevered sleep, pulled her from the cell, and shoved her into a musty-smelling hallway. I’m being moved? A guard pushed her with one hand, keeping a tight grip on an AK-47 rifle with his other.
Her shoulder throbbed in perfect cadence with the pains shooting through her broken wrist, and she had one badass headache from being punched in the face a few too many times. Using her good hand, she walked fingers across one cheek, then the other. The right side was totally numb. Her eye had swollen shut, and she couldn’t see a damn thing out of it. She ran her tongue across her teeth and tasted the tart, copper flavor of blood. Three teeth loose. Well, at least they’re still in place.
In spite of the relentless pain, she stayed determined to survive whatever Mendoza dished out. She wasn’t a quitter. No, sir. Duncan Falls, Iowa didn’t grow quitters. Eve ignored the constant ache in her ribs, courtesy of a guard’s overzealous kick, and took in a deep breath. She willed herself to stay alert, to keep pushing. Escape. Third times the charm.
Eve slapped the guard’s dirty hand. “Hey, Pedro, stop being so damned pushy. Where we going anyway? We got a hot date I’ve forgotten about?”
He looked puzzled then shoved her again.
“Don’t understand English, do you, Diego? Bet you understand this.” Eve drove her elbow into the guard’s face. Thick rubbery cartilage gave, and she whooped triumphantly.
Blood squirted from his nose and he screamed.
Eve stepped back. “Yep, I’m pretty sure you understand that.”
Unable to grab the guard’s assault rifle, she clutched her injured shoulder, and took off in a slow jog, no longer able to push any harder.
Her escape was short lived.
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Teri Riggs was destined to be a writer. As a small girl she didn’t read bedtime stories, she made up her own. Who needed Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs when there were so many great tales bouncing around in her head? When she grew up and became a mother to three little girls, she continued the tradition of making up bedtime stories. On the occasions she chose to tell conventional fairytales, Teri usually gave them a bit of tweaking here and there or added a new ending. Her girls loved it.
After her daughters had the nerve to actually grow up and leave home, Teri discovered she had a passion for writing and jumped right in. It came as no surprise she chose to write mysteries and happily-ever-after’s since that’s the genres she loves to read.
Teri lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, one of her daughters and two dogs that seem to think they rule the world. And some days Teri thinks maybe they do.

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  1. Thanks for a great giveaway! These things give me something to do when I dont want to read a book lol

  2. You're welcome, Toni! Thank you for stopping by. Sara, thanks for the great review and for hosting Resolutions today.