Race to Kill by Rachel Kall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
independent Vivian Reese is thrust onto the national stage during a
heated presidential campaign, she doesn't expect to become a media
darling. She also doesn't expect to start to fall for her sexy new
bodyguard, Marcus Locke. But when threats start surfacing against the
sitting President's campaign and all evidence points to Vivian, she
doesn't know who to trust.
Delta Force Operator turned FBI agent
Marcus Locke is supposed to be investigating campaign finance crimes.
He's not supposed to be checking out the sexy, eloquent campaign
spokeswoman Vivian Reese, who's one of his prime suspects! But when they
are caught in the middle of a presidential race that is quickly turning
deadly, he is forced to put both his heart and his job in the line of
Tempers flare and passions ignite as the campaign gets dangerous, but when bullets start to fly will either of them survive?
I love romantic suspense so this was right up my alley. And it also had the added bonus (for me) of taking place on a campaign. And having worked on a campaign in the past, I found this interesting.
I liked Mark. He was sent in to the presidential campaign to find corruption and he was running into road blocks. So he decided to get closer to Vivian, the newly promoted campaign spokesperson. He just doesn’t count of Vivian acquiring her very own stalker. So what’s a good FBI/former Delta Force Operator to do? Why, become her bodyguard of course! And hey, if they happen to fall for each other while all this is happening…all the better. ;)
But, seriously, she did acquire a stalker. And that was interesting. She went from working behind the scenes to being on television and in interviews and someone became obsessed. My one complaint was that this part of the storyline ended so soon. It was a little abrupt to me. I would have liked to see more from the stalker.
But just because that was the end of the stalker, doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the plot. There was a bigger bad guy with bigger plans. There were a few things that happened that were more behind the scenes. The characters (for the most part) weren’t part of the action, they reacted to it. There were only a couple instances where it was actually happening with them there or to them. But don’t be fooled by that, this book was still really good and hard to put down.
I would definitely recommend it to people that love romantic suspense and I’m dying to know what happens to Scott. Oh, did I forget to mention him? He’s the hunky Navy SEAL ex-boyfriend of Vivian’s. And he became friends with Mark (can you saw awkward?). But I’m incredibly intrigued by him and I’m really hoping that the author will write him his very own book. :)
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
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