by Karin Harlow
Released: May 25, 2010
Series: L.O.S.T #1
Published by Pocket Star
Ex-cop Angela Giacomelli ‘s life is going to limited to a small prisn cell. En route to her new home, she gets an unexpected surprise when an ambush takes her down an unfamiliar path, right into the arms of an organization called L.O.S.T – Last Option Special Team.
I absolutely loved this book! There were so many good things about it. First off, Harlow writes such compelling characters. Angela has her own demons to deal with. It’s her past that has made her a mouthy, take-no-shit woman who isn’t afraid of a brawl if needed. But instead, the L.O.S.T. don’t want to tame the wild Angela. They want her part of their team. This time, they allow her time to hone her skills as a cop and develop new ones to make her the new and improved Jax Cassidy.
Jax simply kicked ass. I loved her as a heroine and she was so smart throughout her entire operations while still being vulnerable and sexy. Then there’s Marcus Cross, who is the ultimate dream for the females. He’s got some military background, but it’s not his hard body and military mind that makes him stand out, it’s his supernatural strength and his ability to disappear at will that makes him the best.
The Godfather, who is the leader of L.O.S.T was also a great character. I’m very interested to read more of the other guys such as Dante, and mostly Gage Stone. He’s amazing and if Jax doesn’t want him, I’ll take him.
I loved the politics involved in the plot. The action was great, keeping me on the edge of my seat. This certainly isn’t your average paranormal romance. It kind of reminds me of Pamela Clare’s I-Team, with all the suspense with a touch of paranormal to make it that much more entertaining. Harlow should start a new romantic suspense series. I’d read it!!
When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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