Friday, July 1, 2011

Daring by Dee Davis

Title: Daring
Author: Dee Davis
My Rating: A-

Genre: Military Suspense
Series: A-TAC #3.5
Main Characters: Lara & Rafe
Release Date: July 2011
ISBN: ebook
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $1.99
Borders- -
Sexual Intensity: spicy

I received my copy of this book via NetGalley in return for an unbiased review.

Story Overview:
As the former medical officer for A-Tac, an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college, Lara Prescott saved many lives. But the memory of the one person she couldn't save has brought her back into harm's way-and into the sights of a formidable adversary . . . 

Lara thought working a world away would heal her. Yet volunteering to treat the sick and injured in revolution-torn central Africa can't stop the shattering memories of losing the man she loved. A night with sexy security officer Rafe Winters seems the perfect temporary escape-until insurgents attack her clinic and Rafe becomes her only way to survive . . . 

Rafe knows all too well that this beautiful young doctor is the insurgents' real target: Her knowledge of America's espionage system makes her a valuable prize. Helping her flee jeopardizes his hidden agenda-but her unexpected trust in him sparks a desire to protect her that he can't ignore. Now as their merciless pursuers close in, Rafe and Lara's only chance for escape will put everything they've sworn to protect-and their newfound love-on the line . . .

My Review:
This is a novella featuring one of the past members of the A-TAC team, Lara, who has escaped to Africa after the death of her husband, Jason. Rafe is in Africa as security for the clinic where Lara works and they hook up one night after a particularly bad day at the clinic and a few too many shots at the local bar. Before they have a chance to see if things are going to develop further, there is an attack on the clinic and Lara is kidnapped. With lots of twists and turns in plot and story line, Rafe & Lara end up on the run together.

For a short little novella, there is a lot happening in this book. It is very well written and thought out. I really liked both of the characters of Lara & Rafe. Rafe has been fighting feelings for Lara for a while. She, on the other hand, is just starting to come out of her grief over her husband who died a year ago. They are in very different places about where they would like to see their relationship go, but that quickly changes when faced with life or death.

There was a lot of great suspense in this book as the couple spends the majority of the novella on the run. There were also some great cameo's at the end from the team members that we fell in love with from the first 3 A-TAC novels. 

Overall this is a fabulous little read and so perfect for gearing up for the next A-TAC novel, Deep Disclosure, which is releasing in August.

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