Series: LCR Elite #2
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: June 29th, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
She’s the face of innocence whose secrets, if uncovered, could destroy her carefully crafted life.
On the cusp of achieving every goal she’s set for herself, Kacie Dane is one step away from superstardom. The hell she endured five years ago is a nightmare of the past. With a new name and a new life, no one would ever recognize her as the ravaged victim she’d once been. Her secret is safe…or so she thinks.
He’s a disgraced former sports star looking for redemption, determined to stay in the shadows.
Once the golden boy of the NFL, Brennan Sinclair’s fall from grace was witnessed by the entire world. Determined to stay out of the limelight and make his life count for something, he joins the Elite branch of Last Chance Rescue. Brennan never expected his first assignment would draw him back into the life that almost destroyed him.
Some secrets should never be kept. Some sins can never be forgiven.
Someone knows exactly who Kacie Dane is and will stop at nothing to destroy her. Brennan is sure that he, along with his LCR Elite partners, can keep Kacie safe and unmask the evil trying to destroy her, but he never expected to lose his heart to the one woman he couldn’t have.
A killer bent on revenge. A woman who refuses to be broken. A man in need of redemption.
No one is safe.
Kacie Dane is a world-famous model now, but she wasn’t always Kacie Dane. A horrific event in her life led to her creating a new identity for herself and her career as a model is built on her wholesome girl next door image. Now someone is torturing her with information from her past and threatening everything she has accomplished because her past is very far from what she stands for now. Enter LCR. LCR was the organization that rescued Kacie from her situation and she has since forged relationships with some of the agents.
Brennan Sinclair is LCR’s newest agent and he barely signed on before he got his first assignment – to be bodyguard to Kacie Dane, only the public can’t know so he’ll be posing as her boyfriend. The only downside to this assignment is that Kacie’s career comes with media attention, something he has shied away from for quite some time. Brennan also has his own cloudy past. He was a promising athlete until he lost his family and career in a scandalous series of events. Since then he’s been working with rescue organizations and kept away from the limelight but this assignment is about throw him back into it.
Brennan and Kacie have both experienced the highs of fame and also nightmarish and life changing events and are very slow to trust people but as they spend time together, a bond slowly forms between them of friendship and romance. Having experienced what they both have, they have an appreciation for life and are quick to show compassion and understanding to each other. Brennan was so tender and protective of Kacie but at the same time gave no quarter when it came to her safety.
Kacie was an amazing person. To go through what she’d been through and still be able to have a smile on her face shows a lot of inner strength. I love the slow pace of their relationship and with their pasts, it was exactly what they needed.
A lot of times, the suspense overshadows the romance in romantic suspense, so I enjoyed that the romance in the story was equally balanced with and blended with the suspense. The story is exactly what I would expect from Ms. Reece. A lot of twists and turns, crafty villains and intrigue that keeps the reader guessing and slow building romance.
I have read this series from the beginning and it just keeps getting better. Masterfully crafted, CHANCE ENCOUNTER combines mystery, suspense, vengeance and romance in a story that keeps the reader on the edge all the way to the end and showcases Ms. Reece’s skill as a seasoned writer in this genre.