So I beta read this novel for Sonya and I have to say yet again, I believe this to be her best work yet! Each novel in this series hooks you more. We get to see small glimpses of The Six and we get to see one of them tell their story. It is a interesting way to write a series and I am hooked.
I love the fact that we get different sides of each character in each novel. When you encountered Aiden in The first two novels he was a different person than the man you get to know the man in this one. You get to know the real person. The present behind the job. It is a wild ride that you wont be able to put down. With each of the novels in this series I try to savor the pages. Take my time and make it last. This never works. I end up staying up all night and finishing them in one sitting. This book was certainly no exception.
Aiden and Airen's story was non stop. Even so though, it didn't feel rushed. The progression with the characters felt natural. Airen is home and has to face that her past has come a calling. Even if she doesn't realize. Her uncle that paid her that ever of short meeting before her trip, is back. He is back and on a mission that requires her. Willing or not. Lucky for her, Aiden and Grant are also hunting her dear old uncle even if she doesn't know it. He is there to protect her. He is there to hunt down the man that put him and those he love sin danger. What he isn't there for is to fall in love. But fate doesn't much care for plans does it.
The writing in this novel is superb as well as its characters. We get a taste of those we previously read about and some little tidbits about things to come. You don't want to miss this novel. Sonya shines in her expert dialogue and descriptive writing that leaves you feeling like your in a movie.
This is not the way love is supposed to start… is it?
When arriving in Scotland, Aiden Jacobson is ready to take on the task of setting up Cole Enterprise’s newest underground headquarters. But when their most-wanted criminal, Robert de Fleur, goes into hiding, Aiden is placed undercover at a local coffee shop. His mission—gather intel from Brenda Anderson, sister of Robert de Fleur, while posing as a barista at The Grounded Bean.
Coffee shop owner Brenda Anderson needs all the help she can get when it comes to keeping the Bean up and running. Unaware of his ulterior motives, Brenda brings the mysterious and handsome Aiden in with only one thing on her mind… Airen. Maybe her gypsy-souled niece wouldn’t wander quite so far if she had someone like Aiden to keep her grounded.
Thrown together by circumstance, Airen becomes part of Aiden’s mission when Robert de Fleur emerges from hiding, demanding something none of them can give. Knowing Robert won’t stop until he gets what he wants, Aiden is ordered to stick as close as possible to keep an eye on them.
Staying at Brenda’s seems to be the simplest solution… until he wakes up in Airen’s bed.
Making a valiant attempt to shove his growing feelings aside, Aiden forces himself to walk away and protect Airen from afar. Unfortunately, his plan backfires, and Robert de Fleur uses that weakness to make his move.
Kicking himself for allowing his feelings to get in the way of the mission, Aiden sets out to do what he should have done all along… take out Robert de Fleur once and for all. Can Aiden stick to the mission, or will Airen tear down every defense he puts in place and gain complete entrance to his heart?