Justice “Grey’ Greystone is a former FBI agent who is now a security consultant who is on the trail of a serial killer he named “the Lion”. The Lion is in the upper echelons of a foreign government who kills high class escort girls and is good at covering up his trail. Grey lost his job due to his obsession with this killer and will not stop until he catches him and puts him away for good.
Sydney runs a woman’s shelter providing new identities for abused women and their children to get away and start new lives. She is young but fights for the women under her protection. She doesn’t trust men and has a secret that she is hiding.
Grey spies on Sydney with the hopes of recruiting her to help him catch The Lion, using her loyalty of helping women in trouble and her near hatred of men. Grey discovers a mole in her shelter who is providing vulnerable women as high end escorts who eventually get killed by the Lion. Together they combine their skills to finally put this killer down for good.
I gave this book three stars for a few reasons. One is that Grey had a partner who he protected and went into hiding, nobody knowing where he was… this partner eventually surfaces but in such a way that is confusing. The other is that within 40 pages into the book, Grey falls for Sydney…. after their first meeting. A bit to fast and no leading into it, and she falls for him not long after. The love scenes were pretty steamy though. The story itself is a good one and kept me reading. The things that bothered me didn’t prevent me from finishing the book.
This is the first in a series and wraps up at the end so I think it can be read as a stand alone book.
ARC provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review
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