Series: ARES Security #2
Published by Zebra
Publication Date: December 27th 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home—and take on civilian missions no one else can. They’re the men of ARES Security. Highly skilled, intimidating, invincible, and one by one, tested again and again…
Lucas St. Clair’s prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him—one that didn’t include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her.
Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she’s convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it’s soon clear that isn’t true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim’s last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves…
I absolutely loved the first book in this series and have been counting the days until the release of this installment, which I’m glad to say does not disappoint. KILL WITHOUT SHAME is exciting suspense mixed with a sweet romance and will provide a reader with hours of entertainment.
Lucas St. Clair’s path in life had been mapped out for him from the day he was born, a path that was intended to lead to the White House and did not include him consorting with the gardener’s daughter. To save her from his family, he walked away from her without any explanation and then he also walked away from his family with no regrets.
His experiences have shaped him into someone very far removed from the man his family tried to make him and his biggest regret is the way he treated his childhood sweetheart. More than a decade later, he hasn’t stopped loving her and when he finds out that she’s in danger, he drops everything and races to her rescue. Only, she does not seem to need his help.
Mia Ramon never forgave Lucas for breaking her heart and she is not willing to accept anything from him now, but he won’t take no for an answer and is determined to slay her dragons for her. She’s smart enough to know that he has skills that will be helpful to her but she’s not going to let down her guard and give him another chance to hurt her again. But she never stopped loving him and having him muscle his way into her life means she has to deal with her feelings for him.
Lucas is a sexy and attractive hero and his determination to overcome Mia’s resistance only made him even more attractive. With his pedigree, Lucas was an interesting figure from the first time he was introduced to us and I really wanted to know more about him and the woman who would capture his heart. Mia was not exactly who I imagined for him, but she was exactly the woman he needed. She was independent, hardworking and not concerned with his family’s status or wealth, which meant she was able to stand up to him and their clashes made for enjoyable reading.
The story line was quite simple and with few twists and turns, especially when compared to the previous book, but still very interesting. Lucas and Mia were really good together and I enjoyed reunion as well as their work putting together all the pieces to nail the bad guys.
Once again, the bond between the men of ARES is one that warms my heart because of how they have each other’s backs. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series and I really hope we won’t have a long wait for it.