Series: Titan #8
Published by Mill Creek Press
Publication Date: May 2nd 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
A Standalone Romantic Suspense novel from the NYT Bestselling author of the Titan Series…
THE STOIC SPECIAL FORCES OPERATOR
There’s only one person to blame for darkening the last years of Locke Oliver’s military career: Cassidy Noble. And damn if he doesn’t have to save her from the side of a frozen mountain.
Even after the job is done, he can’t shake the woman from his thoughts. He blames her for the deaths in his Army unit so many years ago, and he’s not ready to let that go. It’s driving him to the point of distraction, and now his Titan Group boss says to get his act together or get out.
THE FEISTY, FALLEN REPORTER
Cassidy is a disgraced journalist, once accused of treason—Or she’s an American hero. It depends on who you ask. She’s on a mission to rebuild her name and started with a simple question but discovered a complex web of spies and possible human trafficking.
Titan Group believes in her.
Locke does not. Until he can’t deny the truth any longer about the past or what she’s uncovered in her investigation.
BECOME AN INSEPARABLE TEAM
Cassidy volunteers to go undercover. Locke would do anything to stay by her side as she slips into the network and is sold to the highest bidder. All is going right until everything goes wrong. Nothing is as they expect, including falling in love with the woman he thought he hated.
Okay, this story was dialed to eleven from the very first page! Lots of danger, intrigue, action and tense situations, as expected from this series. LOCKE AND KEY is a solid addition to this series and a must-read.
Locke Oliver and Cassidy Noble have something in common: a past shrouded in loss, pain and anger. Locke blames Cassidy for the loss of his Army unit and she lost her career as a result of the fallout from those events. But Cassidy is not one to stay down for long and she’s on a quest to rebuild her career, starting with an easy assignment like a soft article on a prestigious school. There is more to the story than what’s on the surface and after narrowly escaping death overseas, Cassidy’s gut tells her this might be the story she needs.
Locke is determined to keep Cassidy safe from herself and her blind pursuit of the next big story, especially as her subjects are averse to publicity and will not hesitate to get rid of her permanently. But when their investigation connects with a Titan mission, it’s all hands on deck to destroy a growing criminal enterprise.
This story has got a lot going on, from helicopter rescues in snowstorms to sex trafficking and fancy military gadgets, plus I learned something new: intel-therapy.
Locke and Cassidy had a really rocky start that didn’t really level out for me throughout the story, it just went from acrimonious to a romantic connection. However, my favorite things about this series were on display here – the camaraderie, the honor and integrity, the strength and the goodness of this team and their unflinching support for one of their own.
I really enjoyed LOCKE AND KEY and I would recommend reading the rest of the series too, to make sense of the many characters and inside jokes.