Professionally, the FBI team of Aidan “Irish” Talley and Jameson “Whiskey” Walker is as good as it gets, closing cases faster than any team at the Bureau. Personally, it’s a different story. Aidan’s feelings for Jamie scare the hell out of him: he won’t risk losing another love no matter how heart-tripping the intimacy between them. And loss is a grim reality with the terrorist Renaud still on their trail, leaving a pile of bodies in his wake.
Going undercover on a new case gets them out of town and off the killer’s radar. They’re assigned to investigate an identity theft ring involving a college basketball team in Jamie’s home state, where Jamie’s past makes him perfect for the role of coach. But returning to the court brings more than old memories.
As secrets and shocking betrayals abound, none may be more dangerous than the one Jamie’s been keeping: a secret about the death of Aidan’s husband that could blow his partner’s world apart and destroy forever the fragile bonds of trust and love building between them.
I do want to start this review by saying this — I did NOT read book 1 in the series, but I was still able to follow along and totally get this story without any issues.
With that being said – onto the review!
I really enjoyed this book, quite a bit more than I thought that I would to be honest. Jamie’s character is the one that drew me in completely, and once I was into the story, I just had to find out what was going to happen next. The pain that Aidan was feeling, and then finding out his secret in regard to Jamie was just.. powerful. Jamie and Aidan are one of my top favorite book couples for the year for sure.
This story did strike on a few of my favorites – I’m a sucker for books about cops/FBI agents. That was one of my favorite aspects. Another thing that I loved was even though Jamie was into the cyber/hacking part of it, Aidan was able to balance it out because he didn’t understand it so he would have Jamie explain it in a way that anyone not in that world could understand.
The twists and turns that were in this book kept me on my toes and wanting to know more. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there will be another book in this series because I’m not ready to let go of these men!