Exchange of Fire (SBG #1)
by P.A. DePaul (Goodreads Author)
Published August 19th 2014 by Penguin InterMix
Goodreads synopsis: Faking her death was easy, living with her past is harder, but nothing is more dangerous than falling in love… Sandra Walsh was a deadly sniper for the Sweet Briar Group, a covert agency with assassins for hire, until her last mission went horribly wrong, accidentally killing an innocent girl. Knowing she’s a danger to her team, Sandra goes off the grid, becoming a Shade—an agent declared dead but secretly hiding among the living. She intends to honor her vow never to pull another trigger or have contact with the spy world again. Until she meets Casper Grady… Grady is a former Marine with a troubled past and a debt to pay. His life mission has gone from protecting the nation to helping local children and their families. The moment he meets Sandra, he knows there’s more to her than meets the eye, but he can’t help but be drawn to the mysterious femme fatale. And when Sandra’s past suddenly catches up to her, Grady is determined to protect her at all costs, no matter how dark and dangerous her secrets are.
I really enjoyed this spy thriller with a touch of romance. This character driven story was just what the doctor asked for after reading Upside Down by Fern Michaels. It kept me from going into a reading slump. The action was fast and sprinkled throughout. The tongue-wagging sex was there too, can't forget that. Always a plus in a romance thriller.
I could have done without the parts where they kept taking the villain's POV. but besides that, I think Casper could be one of my book boyfriends. He was a really enjoyable character. I would love to see him in more titles. Just myself talking here. Swoon.
This book deals with a bit of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when Sandra/Wraith comes to terms with a teenager she accidently killed during on of her cover op missions.
If you are looking for a romantic suspense story with a touch of carnal sex, then this book is for you. 4 Stars. I could have done with a touch more hanky panky, but that's just me. lol
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from Net Galley in return for an honest review. I thank the author, publisher and Net Galley for allowing me to read this title.
P.S. I went ahead and picked up another book by this author because I liked this one so much.