True Peril

Veronica Forand
True Peril
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Entangled Publishing
Release Date
March 2016
Book 3 of True Lies
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Socialite Trista Patterson has turned her back on her life of privilege and dedicated herself to helping others. Her mission to protect the world's children often takes her into the bleak and violent underbelly of third world countries. When a kidnapping attempt goes wrong, Trista quickly finds herself running for her life…and married to a man she just met…as she's placed at the top of the Cartel's most wanted list.

Some days no good deed goes unpunished.

Dane O'Brien has spent his life in the shadows. Once a lethal assassin he grew tired of losing his soul with every hit, trading his gun and missions for a conference table and office politics as an undercover operative for the CIA. But when visiting his humanitarian sister turns deadly, Dane finds himself swearing to protect her beautiful and passionate friend Trista no matter the cost…even if it means stepping back into the world he swore never to return to. Although falling for the tough-hearted Trista is easy, keeping her alive is hard.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
May 16, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
84 people found the following review helpful
I love a good romantic suspense novel, and TRUE PERIL delivers!

CIA agent Dane O'Brien is unsanctioned and deep in Colombian cartel territory to retrieve his do-gooder sister and bring her home. When he learns that her roommate Trista Patterson has been kidnapped by a rebel faction, Dane promises to get her to safety, even though he left the front line world behind and is more than happy working the desk instead of a rifle. But things are never easy when dealing with thugs, and Trista is now Eve O'Brien, faux-married to Dane and working for his frenemy Simon in London. Simon's operation blurs the line between good and evil, and Eve finds her own lines blurring as well as she hones skills she's long buried deep. Can she and Dane find common ground in this new shades of gray world?

I was skeptical about how much I'd enjoy TRUE PERIL, as it started out slow and with a very dry tone. However, once the action started, I found myself entranced by the intricate story and the players. At 300 pages, this third book in the True Lies series was at about my threshold for even the most incredible of novels, but TRUE PERIL managed to keep my attention with a decently paced and interesting storyline. The action kept me going through the down times, and allowed me time to fall for Eve and Dane, Simon and Cassie. For super secret spy-types though, I have to say that the dudes were a couple of chatty Cathy's, and Simon didn't come off even slightly as someone that every warmonger in the world should fear, which means I must hear his story in order to get it. So off I go, in search of the first 2 books in the True Lies series to play catch up with this group of super spies!

Bottom Line: Enjoyable read, with an intriguing plot and likable characters.
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