Friday, 26 May 2017

Fast Kill - Kaylea Cross - Review

Fast Kill
DEA Fast #2
Kaylea Cross
Romantic Suspense

The past has come back to haunt her. Having battled long and hard to put her painful past behind her, DEA Special Agent Taylor Kennedy has done everything in her power to make a new life for herself. She never dreamed that same past would suddenly show up on her doorstep one night, or that its reappearance would threaten everything she’s built for herself. Faced with the unthinkable, she’ll have to make the agonizing choice between her trusted childhood friend, and the man who’s managed to steal her wary heart. And the consequences could be fatal. FAST Bravo member Logan Granger knows Taylor was hurt badly by something in her past. He never expected to fall for a straight-laced, uptight forensic accountant, but Taylor has managed to redefine his definition of sexy, and now he wants to uncover all her secrets. Though they’re opposites in almost every way, Logan is determined to break through her barriers and show her just how good things can be between them. Then their worst nightmare is realized when Taylor becomes the target of the merciless Veneno cartel, and Logan will risk everything to save her—including his life. 

4 Stars

Fast Kill is the second title in the DEA Fast series, although I believe it can be read as a standalone, having not read the previous title, I in no way at any time felt lost with the story line.  Fast Kill is a story full of action, intrigue, drama and suspense and features the evolving romance of Taylor Kennedy and Logan Granger.   This pair are complete opposites, but Ms Cross creates a pair of characters that although very different one quite geeky, and the other a complete alpha they complement each other perfectly. 

Taylor is a forensic accountant, she's incredibly intelligent, quiet and reserved, and has a propensity to be a neat freak, quite obsessive compulsive.  She is really quite a loner who prefers her own company to that of others, particularly large groups cause anxiety to raise it's head. 

Logan is the newest member of the FAST Bravo unit, who are responsible for taking down drug cartels.   He's an adrenaline junkie at heart and loves adventures in the great outdoors.  He's in no way a neat freak, but completely caring and protective. 

This is a well written, and fast paced romance that is sweet, yet intense at times. The twists and turns and conflict based around friendship and betrayal, kept me completely enthralled.  A great blend of action, intrigue and suspense, and I look forward to more titles in this series. 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers' Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.