Fatal Promise

Dianna Love
Fatal Promise
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Silver Hawk Press LLC
Release Date
June 2016
Book 6 of Slye Temp
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love wraps up the exciting Slye Temp romantic thriller series with FATAL PROMISE, Gage and Sabrina's story that readers have been asking for since the beginning.

When a rogue CIA assassin threatens her Slye Agency family, Sabrina goes after him before he can harm another person on her team. She's armed, dangerous and in no mood to take prisoners, but the lead she follows exposes the tip of a deadly international threat and adds a new name to the rogue agent's hit list... Gage, Sabrina's former CIA handler--and lover.

Gage has waged war on Sabrina's emotional walls over the past year after she returned from being betrayed during a bloody mission that left her suspicious of everyone in the agency, starting with him. There's a contract on her head, but keeping Sabrina safe until he can terminate the threat is easier said than done. As one of the deadliest operatives he's ever met, Sabrina bends to no one's will. No woman has ever gotten to him the way she has and he wants her back in his arms, but that isn't going to happen unless they survive this mission. With only one hope of stopping a megalomaniac from starting a third world war, survival depends upon Gage convincing Sabrina to trust him in every way, including her heart.

*This is the final book in the Slye Temp series, but there will be a new romantic suspense series - HAMR Brotherhood - which will include Slye Temp characters who still have more story to tell.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Aug 01, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
147 people found the following review helpful
Any time a romantic suspense incorporates historical artifacts, I become a book zombie, only surfacing long enough to tell the hubby he's on dinner duty!

When CIA Agent Gage Laughton interrogated her Slye Agency family in an operation gone bad, Sabrina Slye walked away from her former CIA handler and lover without looking back. Sabrina is determined to find the man who burned her team, but instead gets more than her team bargains for when several factions converge in a mad rush for ancient artifacts. The team has been targeted by the agent they've been tracking and his extremist friends who want to start WWIII, and now Sabrina will have to work with her former lover to make the impossible happen.

Gage is frantic to make sure Sabrina stays safe and that she knows exactly how much she means to him. Even though they've been apart for the last few years, neither has stopped wanting the other. But Sabrina is convinced that Gage will be safer without her in his life, and nothing he says or does will change her mind...right?

While I'm sad that this is the last of the Slye Temp books, it also means I'll be able to catch up on the ones I missed without that pesky waiting period between novels! Ms. Love created a fast-paced and action packed story for Sabrina and Gage to star in, and while I wasn't convinced from prior books that I'd like Sabrina AT ALL, she did redeem herself somewhat in FATAL PROMISE. Their dynamic was interesting. Gage knew when to pick his battles with Sabrina, so most times it seemed he deferred to her, but then others he went all Alpha and told her what was what. Given that he's a CIA agent, I thought his tactics with her were unusual, but he was desperately in love with her, so that helped. Their chemistry was a low simmering boil instead of a high-intensity inferno, but no less palpable.

The suspense element was well written and felt like a deadly scavenger hunt, which I loved! I was really on the edge of my seat wondering how they'd get so many things done in such a short amount of time, and Ms. Love created an atmosphere of high intensity drama that sucked me in and didn't let up.

Bottom Line: Ms. Love's terrific writing and imaginative plot line made FATAL PROMISE a must read for fans of the series, but even as a stand-alone, she can entice new readers to the fold.
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