Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Three Musketeers: Surrender the Dark

Surrender the Dark, the first novel in the Three Musketeers series by Donna Kauffman, offers the tantalizing story of a hardened, highly trained operative—and the woman who must save him. From the author’s website.~

They call themselves the Three Musketeers: three lifelong friends, men who will put it all on the line in the name of honor and loyalty. Jarrett McCullough values those bonds as seriously as he values his job heading a covert group of operatives skilled in handling sensitive international information. But his current mission has suddenly gone very wrong—and he finds himself wounded and near death in the last place he ever expected to be.

Rae Gannon is stunned to find her ex-boss bleeding from a gunshot wound, mere paces from her front door. It has been two years since her move to the remote Blue Ridge Mountains, where she tried to erase the memories and the pain she suffered from having been part of McCullough’s team. Yet as Rae tends to Jarrett’s battered body she realizes that the air between them is still sizzling with a slow-burning need. But this time there are more than just hearts at stake. The mission that almost got Jarrett killed threatens to put Rae back in harm’s way. And if they surrender to their desires, it may cost them their lives.

I somehow missed this series in its original release, but was lucky enough to get an early copy of the digital release from NetGalley. I can now add Donna Kauffman to my auto-buy list of authors.

I was pulled into the story from the very beginning. I loved how strong Rae was on site and there is just nothing better than a sexy Alpha Hero in need of help from a strong woman. Not that Rae is without baggage. She is still recovering from the life she lead while working with McCullough and his team. However, there is no way she can not help her former boss when he shows up so near her home needing help.

There is really great chemistry between Rae and Jarrett, and you can tell that the feelings they have for one another are more than just physical attraction. Not that they aren’t amazingly hot when they are together. However, there was an underlining tenderness there that really grabbed my heart.

I really loved Surrender the Dark and am already reading book two in The Three Musketeers series, Born to be Wild and am totally hooked. The official release date from Loveswept is October 8, 2012 and you can find from any of your favorite online retailers. For more information about the author, please check out her website.

1 comment:

Silver James said...

*sigh* I don't need any more books! But...but...Musketeers! (Love the premise) and your recommendation always goes a long way with me. :)