One defining second can change a person’s life forever.
For Dax Keller, that second came with a promise he can’t possibly keep; to protect his best friend’s sister at all costs. There’s only one problem. Balancing the weight of his promise with his crushing attraction to the feisty redhead has proven to be impossible. He’s made so many mistakes, told so many lies, she curses the ground he walks on when he needs her to trust him the most.
The star witness in a federal human trafficking case, someone wants Rebecca Danes silenced, permanently. And now, the one man who’s cost her nearly everything, wants to protect her? The only person she and her misguided libido need protection from is him! She has a case to solve, a child to rescue from the clutches of a ruthless human trafficking ring, and nothing or no one—not even the demi-god of testosterone, Dax Keller—is going to stop her.
When Dax joins Rebecca on an international race to save a young boy from a brutal fate, he discovers the true impossibility of his task. Moving hell and earth to keep her out of an assassin’s crosshairs will be the easy part. Earning Rebecca’s forgiveness, and ultimately her heart, may kill them both.
HEAT WARNING: One Defining Second is a fast-paced, heart-pounding romantic thriller about survival. Dax and Rebecca’s story takes you deep into the underworld of human trafficking and the monsters that live there are very real. Contains liberally descriptive sexual content, Alpha males who use gritty language, fight hard for the innocent, and love their women even harder. Reader discretion is advised.
Genre: Romantic Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Crime Fiction, Action-Adventure, Organized Crime, Fiction For Women Standalone Novel With Interconnected Characters.
Once again Roan blew me away with this story. We got to meet Dax and Rebecca a little bit in Surviving Redemption, and so when I found this this book was about them, I couldn’t start it quick enough.
With that being said, no I don’t believe that you have to read Surviving Redemption in order to read this one and fully understand what is going on.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat because I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen. Not only between Dax and Rebecca, but with the action that was going on around them. This story really drew me in because while yes, there was the romantic story, there was so much more happening. It wasn’t so much that you couldn’t follow the story by any means, but it was enough that kept me turning the pages and wanting to find out what was going to happen next.
One thing that I have learned about Roan’s characters, the women are just amazing. Not only are they strong women, but they know what they want and aren’t afraid to go after it. And that still rings true for Rebecca. Dax was also equally awesome in this book. The way that he was willing to do anything to keep Rebecca safe and to help her complete her mission.
Overall, I couldn’t get enough of this story and can’t wait to read more in this series in the future.