Series: Untouchables #1
Published by Entangled: Ignite
Publication Date: July 21st 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
She’ll do whatever it takes to find her son – Lie. Cheat. Steal. Seduce…
As the former wife of an infamous crime boss, Sofia Capri is untouchable. She exists outside of the law…and outside of the criminal world. When her son is kidnapped, Sofia’s desperate to find him. She’ll do anything. Lie. Cheat. Steal. Anything but trust. But it’s a strikingly handsome FBI agent who’s her only chance to get her baby back…
Something about Sofia’s fiery beauty must be hitting all of his weak spots, because suddenly Mr. Law And Order Logan Stone finds himself bending the rules. When they’re implicated in the kidnapping, Logan and Sofia discover a horrifying reality – they have less than 72 hours to find the boy and clear their names.
Now the heat is turning up…and time is running out…for everyone.
The blurb of this book was what got me interested, especially the whole mob angle and had me wondering how two people from opposites sides of the law would handle the fireworks between them.
Sofia Capri is the ex-wife of a mob boss who somehow managed to get herself out of her marriage and also get full custody of her son, something that rarely happens in such circles. The only thing is she’s now stuck between worlds, a pariah in the mob world but unable to find her place outside it, under constant surveillance by both the mob and the Feds; she is completely isolated, with no family, friends or confidants. All she has is her son, Eli. This has been her life for the last two years but she knows that her ex-husband is only bidding his time until he makes a move and she’s got plans in place to secure her safety and that of her son when he gets kidnapped. Now she will do anything, bend the law and in fact break it to make sure that her son is safe.
FBI agent Logan Stone has been assigned to watch Sofia for the last two years and inadvertently gets his cover blown when Sofia’s son is kidnapped. Eli’s kidnapping stirs up painful memories of another little boy that he was not able to rescue and he is determined to see that Eli gets back home safely, even if it means he has to bend the very laws he has sworn to uphold.
Sofia has lived through hell and become very adept at subterfuge, always on guard, always prepared but this is beyond her abilities and she reluctantly accepts Logan’s help. This is where it gets really interesting because while Logan is upstanding and willing to follow the law, Sofia knows that the people they are up against have no such limitations. They soon find themselves embroiled in a mob turf war, with Eli as the bargaining chip. The question becomes how far is Logan willing to bend to help Sofia and how will he react to her moral flexibility as they rush to find Eli?
The suspense and mystery were very well written and I absolutely enjoyed UNTOUCHABLE. Sofia’s fear for her son and her overwhelming love for him are so obvious that it’s easy to understand her actions, even the questionable ones and her less-than smart decisions. Logan is selfless and determined and a very clear example of how easy it can be for even the most law-abiding and morally upright person to become flexible in life-and-death situations.
Romantic suspense is my favorite genre and most times I get so sucked in by the action that I can overlook things that don’t add up. As much as I enjoyed reading UNTOUCHABLE, there were a few issues and inconsistencies that stood out, but not so much that they affected my enjoyment of the book. For a newbie author, Ms. Skaggs did well and I look forward to more books in this series.