Monday, October 17, 2011

Night Moves - Stephanie Tyler

Book Blurb:
Kell Roberts has walked the thin line between life and death for so long that it now feels like home. He is a soldier, a survivor, and a loner. Still, Kell cannot turn his back on the beautiful woman caught in his firefight against the drug lords of Mexico. She says her name is Teddie, but Kell senses there’s much more to her story—and it’s about to pull him into a mission he didn’t sign on for: keeping her alive.

Teddie knows this lean, mean rescuer just saved her life, but the steel glint behind those soft gray eyes seem to be hiding something deep. The men after Teddie are deadly, but the man who holds her life in his hands and tempts her with his wicked touch is even more dangerous. He could make her dream about living and loving again. And if they can survive, maybe, just maybe, they can stop fighting the world and each other—and simply surrender.

In My Own Words:
Teddie is a US diplomat's daughter who has lost her entire family and is forced into witness protection.   She used to be a photographer/videographer. She’s strong-willed and determined to get vengeance on the ones responsible for her family’s murders, no matter the cost to herself.  Armed with a photo, a phone number of a "reliable" helper and her stiff back bone, she sets off, out of the "security" of the witness protection and directly in to the arms of Kell Roberts.

Kell Roberts is ex-Delta turned private contractor. He’s gruff and has learned early in life that the only one he can trust and depend on is himself. Guilt has been chipping away at him, causing him to turn away from his best friend, whom he almost lost in an ambush attack on his former team and also initially from the woman who turns out to be his anchor and love of his life.  The night Kell and Reid are set to end the lives of two very bad men, Teddie literally runs right in to them.  He has two choices, help her or leave her.  He can't bring himself to leave her.  The spark isn't instant, but the flame grows.  Can Kell forgive himself before he looses the only love he has ever felt for a woman?

Notable Quote:
And then it was time to stop playing cat and mouse with the marshals and lost them for good.  That was accomplished too easily and he cursed the fact that no one knew how to track anymore.  Fucking economy was ruining training.  (glad to see that the economy isn't only hitting us lol)

Night Moves is a part of the Shadow Force series, and I loved this one from the beginning.  The prologue did a beautiful job of showing Kell and Reid's lives before the military and how their friendship developed in to the lifelong friendship they have today.  The love story with Kell and Teddie wasn't an in your face romance, and I thought the balance of romance and suspense was right on.  I think my favorite part was when Reid announced that since Teddie belonged to Kell, she was to be protected by his brothers, and then it was done.  That is family, blood or not, family just the same.

I loved how Night Moves set up a book for Reid perfectly, and I sincerely hope he gets his own HEA and is snagged by a sassy marshall with a backbone made of steel and a heart of gold.

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