Series: Devlin Group #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Alex Rossi leads a double life, and it may cost Grace Nolan her son.
The Devlin Group: A privately-owned rogue agency unhindered by red tape and jurisdiction.
Grace Nolan walked away from the Devlin Group carrying Alex Rossi’s child in her womb and his bullet in her shoulder. But a ghost from the past has kidnapped her son, Danny. The ransom—Alex Rossi. To get her son back, Grace will have to step back into the life she’d left behind and reveal her secret to Alex.
With vengeance for his mother’s murder nearly at hand and a deadly substance on the loose, the last thing Alex Rossi needs is to find himself at the business end of Grace’s gun. Now the clock is ticking as they race to save a child and stop a madman bent on destruction.
But Alex has a secret of his own, and it may be the ultimate betrayal.
Fast-paced romantic suspense with strong characters!
Thoughts on 72 Hours
I was in the mood for some fast-paced romantic suspense when I picked this book up and I got that. I also got danger, secrets, lies, and simmering sexual tension. Which is pretty much the yardstick by which I measure all books of this kind. So, YAY!
Grace and Alex have some things they need to work through. This is before she pops in to kidnap him and hand him over for her son’s life. Needless to say, their relationship is a little on the complicated side. Grace is harboring a few misconceptions about Alex. Alex is keeping secrets from her. And from most everyone else, come to think of it. Things are decidedly bumpy when they come together after so many years. As one would expect them to be.
Normally, I’m not a fan of big secrets being kept–especially when the secret in question is a kid–but I get why Grace did what she did. She had a hard choice to make and she thought she was doing the one thing that would keep her child safe. I’m still not a fan of keeping those sorts of secrets, but… I get it in this case. I get it.
Bottom line: I was looking for something that hit hard and left a few bodies in its wake and I got that. I liked the characters. I liked the chemistry between Grace and Alex (sexy times after an assignment are always nice, amirite?!?!) and I liked the secondary characters we got to meet. *thumbs up*