Series: Brute Force #2
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: August 28th 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
#1 bestselling author Lora Leigh is back–with a vengeance–in her latest novel of passion and intrigue, Dagger’s Edge, featuring the men of Brute Force.
Ivan Resnova wants nothing more than to escape his hard, brutal past. Starting over is not so easy once you’ve been a powerful crime boss but now, instead of being punished for his alleged crimes, Ivan fears that the one woman he can’t forget is in danger of paying the price.
Crimsyn “Syn” Delaney thought the danger she’d faced was over, and that she could resume her life. She never imagined it would return with a vengeance and throw her back into Ivan’s world. But when an attempt is made on her life, she needs Ivan more than ever to keep her safe–even if she is in danger of falling deeply and dangerously in love. .
I have been waiting for years to finally get this story and it was everything I expected and more, but it also left me with more questions that I hope the author will answer in the future.
Here is the thing: the only way to understand the events in DAGGER’S EDGE is to read the Elite Ops series, particularly Live Wire because that’s where Crimsyn “Syn” Delaney’s story begins. She has been on the run from a powerful criminal organization for so long and just when she fears her luck has run out, fate steps in in the form of Ivan Resnova.
Ivan’s reputation precedes him; he’s exactly who Syn needs to take on the forces after her, and his feelings for Syn as well as his history with that organization are all the motivation he needs to go head to head with them. The stakes are too high for him to entertain failure of any kind.
If you came for the erotic, passionate and suspense-filled writing Ms. Leigh is famous for, then you’ll definitely get all of that. I loved Ivan and Syn and everything about this story, and I especially loved the cameos from some of my favorite characters from the Elite Ops series. I’m obviously biased and will definitely tell you that if you have not read any of her work, her Tempting SEALs, Nauti and Elite Ops series should be your first stop, along with this series.