Monday, July 14, 2014

Review ~ CLOSE PURSUIT by Cindy Dees

On the run and under fire… 

Providing medical relief in a war-torn region helps Alex Peters forget his past and focus on the job—delivering babies. Less easy to overlook is his blonde comrade-at-arms, who knows nothing of the trouble he's running from. Katie McCloud makes the assignment bearable, although her perky innocence proves to be an arousing distraction. Then, as combat explodes around them, their only option is flight.

A kindergarten teacher seeking adventure, Katie hoped this humanitarian mission—and the mysterious, sexy doctor sharing it—would push her out of her comfort zone. With Alex, she starts taking tantalizing risks and becoming the survivor she knew she could be.

But back on U.S. soil, Alex and Katie face a new threat, and this time they're the target. Forced into close confines, neither can believe the other isn't the intended mark. With only each other to depend on—and suspect—Alex and Katie can't avoid the simmering attraction between them. But to stay alive, they'll have to trust more deeply than ever before…


Close Pursuit is a very good book, full of action, suspense, and romance.  It’s the story of Katie McCloud and Alex Peters.  Katie, a kindergarten teacher, is in between jobs and decides to work as a translator for Doctors Unlimited which is an International Aid Organization.  Alex Peters is the doctor she is translating for.  They are working in Zaghastan which is deep in the mountains of Hindu Kush.  Katie grew up in a family of military and law enforcement guys.  Alex grew up as the son of a Russian spy.  Katie and Alex end up placing their lives on the line to save a baby that sets off an international incident of sorts.

There is so much more detail to go into but in doing so would ruin the book. There are several chase scenes, gun battles, and plenty of mind- numbing sex. There’s enough deception and espionage to make a James Bond movie.  The Russian FSB, the CIA, Spec Ops, and many other alphabets are explored.  The characters are well written and I could not put the book down.  Katie and Alex are very intriguing and it was very interesting to get to understand who they were.  Although they are polar opposites, they complement each other very well.  That’s not to say that they don’t have a complicated relationship.  They really have to figure out how to trust each other in order to stay alive.

This was one of the best books that I have read this year.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Rating: 5

Release Date: February 25, 2014
Book Length: 384 pages
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Reviewed by: Gemini
Reading Format: Available in eBook and Paperback

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