Five years ago, Aegis Security op manager Marley Addison’s lover died in a South American raid gone horribly wrong…or so she thought. When she receives a phone call telling her that he is still very much alive and in danger, she vows to bring him home safely, even if Aegis CEO and former Navy SEAL Jake Ryder has kept her out of the field for the last few years. Then Jake shows up in Colombia to help her, leaving Marley annoyed…and more than a little distracted by her alarmingly handsome boss.
As things between Marley and Jake heat up in the wilderness, they discover their rescue mission is filled with treachery. Now the domineering Jake has to rely on Marley for survival. But can she depend on him when their mission takes a shocking and deadly turn?
Fatal Pursuit is book three in the Aegis series, but it does work well as a stand-alone story. Jake is an ex-Seal and now heads the Aegis Security Firm. He is an egotistical, arrogant, self-centered jerk, with a case of verbal diarrhea when it comes to speaking. Marley has been working for Aegis for the last few years and wants to be out in the field. Too bad Mr. Boss Man doesn’t think the field is where a woman should be and wants her based in the office all cozy and safe. While Jake and the rest of the agents are out on assignment, Marley takes a call from a friend who is in trouble and needs help. She goes to a drug infested area of Columbia where Jake finds her and thinks she needs HIS help. She shows him that she can be a good agent and knows what she is doing, much to his surprise.
I enjoyed the premise of this story and the writing was really well done. I love a strong, hot, alpha male, but one that is redeemable at the end of the story. Personally, I found Jake to be too arrogant and too much of a jerk to be likable at all. As for Marley, even though she was on the meek and doormat side of the spectrum she am across as a stronger woman towards the end of the story. Even if I didn’t agree with her choice in men. Together, I just didn’t find them a couple that I wanted together.