Published by Entangled: Ignite
Publication Date: October 19th 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Police officer Maggie Sinclair prides herself on her independence. She doesn’t need anyone, especially her ex-lover. Working undercover to expose a prostitution ring, Maggie rescues two teenaged girls—but blows her cover in the process. Now she’s in deep, and the only person who can help her is the last man she wants to call…
Detective Quinn Keller remembers Maggie telling him Hell would freeze over before she needed him. He offered her everything, and she rejected him. Now he has the opportunity to show Maggie they’re stronger as a team—even as their attraction becomes increasingly hotter. But this passion won’t just bring them together or tear them apart…it could get them both killed.
NEVER SURRENDER was a suspense-filled and fast-paced surprise, a bit predictable at times but entertaining nonetheless. It took several tries for me to get into it, but once I did, it was tense ride to the end.
Maggie Sinclair has been undercover for the last twelve months as part of a police investigation into an underage prostitution/sex slavery ring and has been successful in getting two of the girls out but her suspicion that her cover has been blown has her reaching out to the one man she trusts – her ex-lover and fellow police officer, Quinn Keller.
Quinn Keller thought that he had seen the last of Maggie Sinclair when she left to take an undercover assignment after a spectacular blow-up over her decision to go undercover, so he’s very surprised to get a request for help from her but his feelings for her won’t let him ignore her plea for help.
Maggie’s suspicions are correct, she is in danger and pulls out of the assignment in the nick of time. However, she is being painted as a traitor in league with the criminals and what follows is a race to stay ahead of the bad guys, uncover the identities of the cops who are in cahoots with the criminals and clear Maggie’s name.
Both Maggie and Quinn were really likable and strong characters. Quinn was easy and straightforward and a protector at the core of him. He was so protective of Maggie. I really liked that in spite of how they broke up, Quinn was quick to respond to Maggie’s call for help and put himself on the line for her over and over again. Maggie was a bit more complicated. She was strong and fearless and passionate. She always struggled for her independence and was quick to challenge anyone and anything that threatened her independence but her time undercover blunted her sharp ends a little and exposed her vulnerable side.
I love suspense and most times will overlook the romance or lack of it is the action is gripping enough, but I was glad that that was not the case here. Maggie and Quinn’s struggle to rebuild their relationship and adapt to the changes one year apart had brought was front and center and I’m glad that Quinn was accepting of her and her secrets.
Overall, this was an enjoyable story and I would recommend it to anyone who loves fast-paced action with their romance.