Back of the Book Blurb: Troy Hill has been tirelessly working for months to bring down a corrupt congressman. When the man’s goons capture him and lock him up, he knows they can’t afford to leave him alive. His only chance at escape is the congressman’s new security guard, Claire Montgomery. He expects he’ll have to either manipulate her into setting him free or kill her. He doesn’t expect to fall in love with her.
Review: If you're looking for a fast-paced, exciting, edge-of-your-seat sexy thrill ride then check out this third entry in Dana Marton's Agents Under Fire series. This woman knows how to write - the stories start with a bang and do not let up. These novellas (each around 60 pages) are so well written I feel like I know these characters, and find myself holding my breath when they're in danger. I care about them, which blows me away because of the limited number of pages. Concrete proof that quality trumps quantity when it comes to writing.
I was especially anticipating Troy's story after reading the first two novellas in the series (for my review of those books, check here http://sarahsbookshelves.blogspot.com/2011/09/guardian-agent-and-avenging-agent.html) because the teasing glimpses of Troy made me very curious, and I am not disappointed. This is easily my favorite story of the three.
Troy is tough, sexy, brave, loyal and scarred, and when we meet him he's in serious trouble. He's been badly beaten and is likely to be killed. Claire is one of his guards, a recent Army veteran suffering from PTSD, hired as a token gesture by the corrupt Congressman and his sleazy security force. But nobody thought that Claire might be tough, brave, and smart and have a strong moral core of steel. She soon rescues Troy and they begin an uneasy alliance based on a tentative trust and growing attraction.
The dialogue is spot-on realistic, the unexpected attraction and respect Troy and Claire feel is natural and sexy as hell, and the action is adrenaline charged. The sexy heat, intense pace, and solidly crafted plot tying the three novellas together is leavened with unexpected moments of humor, creating one of my most enjoyable hours of reading in a long time.
For more information about the author, visit her website at http://www.danamarton.com/.