Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Unforgivable - Laura Griffin

Book Blurb:
At first, Mia Voss thinks it’s just bad luck when her already lousy day ends with a carjacking, but what seems like a random incident is followed by another sinister episode. A DNA expert, Mia has made it her mission to put away vicious criminals. Suddenly, she’s become the target of one. And the only way to protect the people she loves most is to deliberately destroy her reputation and risk letting a killer walk free.

Once, Mia trusted Detective Ric Santos, but that was before Ric let his turbulent past ruin his chances with Mia, the sexiest, most intriguing woman he’s ever met. But he can tell when she’s lying—and when she’s scared. The key to catching a sadistic madman lies within a long-buried cold case that has haunted Mia for years. Only she can uncover the truth, but first, Ric will have to get her to entrust him with her secrets . . . and her life.

In My Own Words:
Mia has spent years building up her reputation as a leading DNA expert. Priding herself on being ahead of the criminals AND up on the newest research, Mia is a sought after expert.  When Mia's life takes a turn with a seemingly cut and dry carjacking, she is shaken but refuses to let the bad guy get the better of her...until her sister and nephew are threatened.  When that call comes, she realizes she will do anything to keep them safe, including risking her reputation, her job and her life to keep them safe.

Detective Ric Santos has worked with Mia before.  He respected her then, and at the time thought something more could come of it before his old demons came to the forefront.  Now he is working with her again and can tell she is holding back from him.  Can he get her to trust him in time to help her?  Will he be to late to save her life AND her reputation?  And can he keep his hands off of her in the mean time?

Book 3 in the Tracers series keeps the action on high octane.  I really enjoyed this book, and I think it was my favorite of the series thus far.  Each book seems to offer a different "type" of Tracer.  Mia is a meek mannered woman who has a sole focus on her career but don't discount her as mild, she can have sass when she needs to and she isn't afraid to get down and dirty when the need arises.  Ric fights his attraction for a long time, and it is fun to see him cave and let loose.  They are not only a great couple, but they make an awesome team as well.  I liked that there are a lot of technical information in the book without overwhelming you with mumbo jumbo that doesn't really affect the outcome of the story.  I can't wait for the next Tracer book.

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