Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dire Distraction by Dee Davis

Title: Dire Distraction
Author: Dee Davis
My Rating:

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: A-TAC #7
Main Characters: Avery and Sidney
Release Date: June 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
As the commander for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Avery Solomon is the best of the best. He'll stop at nothing to ensure the safety of his team, but when a mystery from the past resurfaces, he puts himself directly in the line of fire.

After years of covert missions, Avery harbors regrets that continue to haunt him. He still blames himself for his wife's death fourteen years ago-until an A-Tac operative finds a photo that suggests Avery's wife may still be alive. Determined to discover the truth, Avery heads deep into the hostile territory of Southeast Asia, ready for danger and violence-only to find himself captured by desire . . . 

Wilderness guide Sydney Price never backs down from a challenge. She has her own reasons for wanting revenge against the men being hunted by Avery. Though she tries to deny her attraction to the tough, handsome warrior, the spirited Sydney soon finds him impossible to resist. Now she and Avery must work together to uncover the truth-and stay alive. But as the enemy closes in and old secrets unravel, the line between partners and lovers vanishes like mist in the jungle . . . 

58,500 words

My Review:

This is one of those series that I've read from the very beginning. I love these operatives that work under the guise of normal college professors...seriously, I LOVE THAT and would love to know that there's a true Sunderland College somewhere with cool black-ops operatives running things. Seriously, can you imagine sitting in those classes with a hot alpha hero running the class? I'm sure my grades would have been much better in college. LOL, but I'm getting sidetracked by the fantasy here. 

This book is about Avery...head of A-Tac and dean of the college. Fourteen years ago, his wife died and he's never truly been involved with anyone else since. He's the true loner/confirmed bachelor of this group. But when intel shows up that shows a photo of his dead wife with his former partner, he suddenly finds himself chases down leads he never expected...with a fellow operative that he never saw coming. 

Sydney is an operative who's been undercover in Laos/Myanmar for several years. She works alone simply because she doesn't work well with others. She's extremely independent and competent, but she knows Avery by reputation and is actually excited to have the opportunity to work with him. 

Like with most romance novels, Sydney and Avery have an instant connection, but in this book, that's a bit complicated by the fact that Avery's wife may still be alive...plus they are on a dangerous mission. There was a great romantic build-up...as a reader, you can feel the tension between them, but nothing happens (not even a kiss) for a really large portion of the book. I liked that because it made it all the sweeter when it did happen. 

The great thing about this book is that we finally have Avery's HEA. He's been in all the novels and it was so gratifying to see they guy who the whole team loves find happiness. Avery is a character that you fall for just because he's truly a good guy. He'd lay his life down for any member of his team and you can't help but fall in love with him. I really liked that Avery was also a CIA operative. She completely understands AND can hold her own in his world. They were a great match and reading this book made me happy. 

This book is #7 in the series and I have a feeling it's the last, just because it's Avery's book. I really, truly hope it's not though. I'll be honest, I teared up when I got to the epilogue. I don't want this series to end. It's a really good one!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. 

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