Monday, June 11, 2018

Book Review: Relentless by Elizabeth Dyer

Relentless by Elizabeth Dyer

Publisher & Release: Montlake Romance, June 12, 2018

Time and setting:  Present Day, D.C.

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Thriller

Book Length:  300 Pages

Heat Level: 1 Flame

Rating: 4 Gold Crowns

Book Description: 

Ethan Somerton doesn’t do safe or easy. He’s all about the challenge. The risk. In order to rescue one of his agents, Ethan must infiltrate the ruthless Vega cartel. One tiny error—just one—and he’s dead. Which means he needs Natalia Vega. Bright, beautiful, and cut sharper than the most lethal blade, she’s finally reached her breaking point. Now Ethan must find a way to make her surrender.
Caught between desperate choices and no-win situations, Natalia has survived the unthinkable by becoming dangerous, relentless, and feared. When it comes to protecting her sister, there’s no line Natalia won’t cross. But when Ethan storms into her life with his cocksure arrogance, stone-cold competence, and seductive promises, Natalia wonders if she’s finally found a way out. But discovering whether Ethan is salvation or destruction is going to require the one thing Natalia doesn’t have—trust.
As the cartel implodes and loved ones are threatened, Ethan and Natalia are going to have to choose between love, loyalty, and the lies they cling to. They could run, knowing they’ll never be safe. They could fight, knowing they’ll probably die. Or they can trust in each other…and do something far more dangerous.

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Vikki’s Musings

Relentless is another exciting thriller by Elizabeth Dyer and the second book in her Somerton Security series. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, I immediately accepted the opportunity to read and review since I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series. My opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

Relentless and a fast-paced romantic thriller and plenty of action scenes that had my heart racing on more than one occasion. The plot is enthralling, pulling me into the story from the first page and kept me engaged to the last.

Natalia Vega’s character is hardened by the actions she’d had to take to protect her younger sister. In the beginning, she doesn’t know how to deal with her unexpected feelings for Ethan, and she fights her emotions with everything in her. Ethan still manages to win her heart.

Ethan Somerton is a great hero. He’s loyal, brave, determined and will do what it takes to win Natalia and save his friend who is being held by the ruthless Vega cartel. When he realizes she is a trained killer, he has to decide whether he can live with that or let her go. Fortunately, he can’t forget her and fights to not only save her but her sister as well.

The romance between Natalia and Ethan is sizzling from start to end. Although there are a great many obstacles in the way, they manage to overcome them and find their happy ending. There is plenty of deep emotional writing that had me rooting for Ethan.

While I was a little disappointed with how the plot played out, that’s because I’m a softie and always want everything to end with a happy conclusion, not just the romance which does end very happy. I look forward to reading future novels by Ms. Dyer. Happy reading!

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