Title: Ice Cold
Author: Cherry Adair
My Rating: B+
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: T-Flac #17
Main Characters: Rafael and Honey
Release Date: October 2012
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Sexual Intensity: spicy
About the Book:
T-FLAC operative Rafael Navarro will never allow another woman to suffer the consequences of his dangerous life. But in a world where a terrorist can do more damage with a keyboard than a bomb, he needs the expert help of a cyber-geek. And fast.
Fellow operative, and cybercrimes specialist Honey Winston prefers computers to people. But when a serial bomber threatens the world’s financial infrastructure, she’s forced to work closely with Navarro, whose notorious skill in the bedroom is as legendary as his dexterity defusing bombs.
Honey and Rafael must fight sparks hot enough to melt their resolve, and push beyond fear itself, as they join forces in a bid to race the clock before a sinister and lethal bomber proves just how much they both have to lose.
T-FLAC is back, and the timer is counting down in the most pulse-pounding explosive op yet—
I'll admit it, there were times when I was reading this book that I simply did not feel smart enough to follow all the in's and out's of the suspense story line. This is one complex book and I definitely had issues getting lost in the details of 'who', 'what', 'where', and 'why'. But when it's all said and done, this book is about Rafael and Honey.
They are both T-FLAC operatives. Rafael is a bomb disposal expert while Honey is a computer geek. They are both highly trained and highly efficient in the field, although Honey is more used to working behind a desk. Throughout the operatives, Honey is known for her Ice Princess status while Rafael is known as the Spanish Stallion....two totally opposite personalities. But as they trace a serial bomber across the world, they begin to realize that they have much more in common than they originally thought.
I loved that the beginning of this book had the two of them pitted against each other, although they didn't realize who the other was at the time. Right away, Cherry established that although Honey doesn't do much field work, she is more than capable...just as good as Rafael. Between that fight and then Honey's first disguise transformation....I just loved her. She is so much more than everyone assumes when they first meet her and that makes her such a fantastic heroine. Rafael realizes that very slowly, but that makes his feelings out to be so much more.
Overall this book was really good. Confusion aside, I really liked it....and honestly, I read really quickly and probably could have taken this book slower to make sure that I got all the details. But there is a lot going on, in a lot of different places....which definitely makes it really exciting. From the moment I started it, I had a really hard time putting it down. I have read a couple of the other T-FLAC novels, but have definitely NOT read all 16 of the books that precede this one in the series. I don't feel like that hurt my enjoyment of this book at all. It definitely works as a stand-alone novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
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About the Author:
New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair’s innovative action-adventure novels have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists, won dozens of awards and garnered praise from reviewers and fans alike. With the creation of her kick butt counterterrorist group, T-FLAC, years before action adventure romances were popular, Cherry has carved a niche for herself with her sexy, sassy, fast-paced novels. She loves to hear from readers.
Her latest book is the romantic suspense novel, Ice Cold.
Visit Cherry Adair’s website at www.cherryadair.com.