AUTHOR: Toni Anderson
DATE FINISHED: June 15
BLURB: Computer expert Ashley Chen joined the FBI to fight against evil in the world--evil she experienced firsthand. She has mad skills and deadly secrets, and once she starts working with straight-shooting FBI agent, Lucas Randall, she also has big trouble. After years of pushing people away, she's finally falling for someone. The feeling is entirely mutual, but as Ashley intensifies her online pursuit of an international trafficking ring, her traumatic past collides with her present and suddenly Lucas can't tell which side she's on. As the case escalates into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, it turns out Ashley isn't the only one with something to hide.
REVIEW: Toni Anderson has been one of my autobuy authors since she first started publishing romantic suspense in 2010. I picked up this series when it first launched, then lost track of it for a couple of years, but now that there are a few books in the series I haven't read, I'm back on it. This is true to form for her. Her heroes are alphas without being obnoxious, and her heroines are always smart. Lucas was introduced in the very first book in the series, so it's about time he got his turn at love. Ashley's a great foil for him. Neither has ever thought of settling down, and yet they manage to get under each other's skin. I can't say that it's my favorite from the series as I'm *really* not a fan of sex trafficking stories, but I liked the leads enough to balance that out. Lots of action and a heroine who knows how to take care of herself. That's more than enough for me.
If I have any gripes, it's that very occasionally I can tell the author isn't American. She slips on terminology or awareness of scenery (and very rarely dialogue), so it's not noticeable at first. But after reading so many of her stories so close together, I can tell. But it's a minor gripe in the grand scheme of things.
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