Ghost Squad, Book 1
Keeping her safe will be his hardest assignment yet. . .
Reeling from trauma and divorce, Cara Halperin takes what should be a simple job with an expensive agency. As a nanny to rich children, she shouldn’t have much to worry about, and her job is just complex enough to keep her from brooding. Unfortunately, the agency’s sent her into a trap.
Vincent Desmarais wants to go back into the field, but instead, he’s put on leave. The diagnosis? PTSD. No problem--he can pick up security work on the side to keep himself sharp--that is, if the side work isn’t just as dangerous as the bloody places he’s longing to get back to.
When the lights go out, Cara and her young charge have only one option: to trust the new security guy. Vincent finds himself unwilling to abandon them to fate or let them out of his sight. If the trio wants to stay alive, they’ve got to trust each other. . .
. . .but that may just be what their enemies are counting on.
Author Bio: Lilith Saintcrow lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her children, dogs, cat, a library for wayward texts, and assorted other strays.
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I was a huge Dante Valentine series fan. When I saw this book was by the same author, I was excited for the opportunity to read it. The characters are mature, complex and a bit more vulnerable than expected. World building so well done you can suspend disbelief of some of the wilder scenarios. The plot builds suspenseful and you are on the edge of your seat pushing for the characters to act on their chemistry. Looking forward to more!
Ok - I am going to show how old I am without saying how old I am....Do you remember seeing the movie Speed for the first time? And it was so exciting and kept you on the edge of your seat? And all you really wanted was for Keanu Reeves to kiss Sandra Bullock? This book completely gives you that feeling. A ton of action and suspense - all mixed in with serious attraction between the two leads. Cara is working as a live-in-nanny after a devastating miscarriage and divorce. The six year old boy she is working with is adorable and smart - but his father is a very dangerous man who do not make money in a strictly legal way. Vincent is active duty military - on leave due to battle fatigue. He takes an under-the-table job to provide security for Cara's boss while he will be away on business. Pretty much as soon as Vince shows up - he knows that something isn't right. I adored Cara and Vince - and felt like as fast as things moved in the story - their relationship moved at a pace that I could understand and didn't feel rushed. Overall - if you love romantic suspense - I recommend this for you! I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, but these opinions are all my own.
This is a great series starter. I read it in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. The story evolved so smoothly and Eddie is just adorable. Putting a displaced soldier with a yoga practicing nanny really worked. I highly recommend this book. It is a great read with a sweet ending.
Good book!! I really enjoyed reading this one! This book was filled with intrigue, suspense, action, plenty of thrilling moments! I wish it was a little longer but it was still a very good read! I definitely recommend reading this book! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!
This story surprised me. It came at the story in a different way than I was expecting but that was also good. In the beginning and for quite a while the story centered on Cara and her six year old charge, Eddie. There was a pretty good amount of world building and well detailed information about Eddie's home and his home life. But that didn't slow things down at all. I could see how Eddie was easy to like because that happened to me. Cara and Vincent both had some nightmares in their pasts that they are trying to heal from. But unbeknownst to them they have more future "nightmares" heading their way. The keeping me on the edge of my seat kind. I couldn't put this book down and I didn't want to either. Their isn't a lot of pages spent on a romance between the two main characters but you could "see" the attraction. Also the developing trust and friendship between follow -the rules- Cara and skilled but at times overwhelmed Vincent. It was fun to watch Cara find out that she could be fierce, when it came to protecting Eddie. Don't even get me started when it comes to "Dracula Cowboy." You'll have to read the book to get that part of the story. I will give you a hint: this is NOT a paranormal story. Great ending to the book with a good follow up of the characters six months later. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
DAMAGE is not really a romance, and not really suspense. I’m not sure how to label it, but it was interesting enough, and entertaining. Cara has been working for a few months as a Nanny to Eddie a young boy with a somewhat aloof father. Cara appears unflappable on the outside but inside she's a seething mass of emotions following a heartbreaking event. Vincent is on leave as the doctors fear he's close to burn out but he cannot just sit around so takes a security job temporarily. His assignment to help guard a Nanny and her charge quickly takes an odd turn when suddenly the rest of the staff just disappear. First book of a new series.