by: Kathy Clark
Series: Austin Heroes
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Blending seductive romance with explosive suspense, bestselling author Kathy Clark burns up the pages in a captivating novel about a real-life hero and a gorgeous lawyer who are reunited under chilling circumstances—sure to please fans of Nora Roberts and Karen Robards.
Homeland Security agent Luke Archer returns home to Texas on a dangerous mission—a hands-on fight against a terrorist organization that has infiltrated the United States—yet it’s a chance encounter with his high-school sweetheart that really gets his blood pumping. Luke considers himself a lone wolf who doesn’t need a woman in his life. But as memories of their sweet, innocent affair stir him body and soul, Luke starts to wonder whether he should give love another chance.
A high-powered attorney, Bella Shaw has never forgotton how Luke left her behind in Austin to chase his dreams. But when she’s being totally honest with herself, Bella can’t deny that Luke is the one man she ever truly wanted. Though he tells her that the terrorists are using her land, she’s more worried about defending her heart from the advances of the sinfully sexy lawman. Still, Bella is willing to trust him again—if Agent Archer proves he’s worthy.
Another Chance is the third and final book in Kathy Clark’s Austin Heroes series which centers around three brothers in law enforcement and their pot-smoking grandma. The family is based in Austin, Texas and there is a common theme where each brother finds love while he is in the middle of an investigation. Another Chance has an interesting storyline because it actually does a great job of wrapping the series up in a nice bow and gives us some background about grandma that I wasn’t expecting but very much appreciated.
The hero in this story is Homeland Security agent Luke Archer. Although he is based in Washington, DC, he ends up back home in Austin as he is tracking a terrorist cell that likely crossed the Texas/Mexico border in order to get into the United States. As if that wasn’t complicated enough, he runs into his high school sweetheart, Isabella “Bella” Shaw. They were supposed to have had a fairytale life but something happened that prevented that. The problem is that there is a little confusion as to what exactly that was. Luke and Bella are clearly still attracted to each other so the fun is just beginning. As they work things out, they have no trouble showing how compatible they still are in the bedroom. The real problems arise as they begin to unravel the mystery of their breakup because it ends up involving important people from both of their families. I can’t reveal any more than that because it’s an essential part of this storyline. Luckily, the action doesn’t stop there. Both Luke and Bella end up knee deep in trying to stop a terrorist attack at a popular Austin venue.
I really enjoyed Another Chance. As with the other two books, there is a lot that is taught about love, loss, family, and forgiveness. Kathy Clark does a good job of making everything seem realistic and not forced. I liked how Bella and Luke find their way back to each other as well as the injection of another love story that you will have to read to understand. I just may have to read some other books in Kathy Clark’s catalog.
**Received a copy from the publisher, Loveswept, and reviewed the book voluntarily.**
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