Stop at Nothing (Protect and Serve, #1)
by: Kate SeRine
Series: Protect and Serve
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
When a high-profile investigation goes wrong, FBI Agent Kyle Dawson is transferred back home where he is forced to confront his demons…and the only woman he ever loved. Three years ago, Kyle and Abby Morrow shared a wild, passionate summer—then Abby broke his heart.
Now she needs his help
Kyle never stopped loving Abby. So when Abby uncovers evidence of a human-trafficking ring, leading to her sister's kidnapping, he swears he’ll stop at nothing to bring her sister home and keep Abby safe. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse and blindsided by their own explosive desires, they must set aside the past before it’s too late.
Stop at Nothing was a very fun and exciting book to read. Although there’s human trafficking, murder, and other forms of violence, the Kate SeRine finds a way to still make it all seem to be light-hearted if that’s even possible. That all stems from the overly sarcastic and cocky demeanor of FBI Agent Kyle Dawson. He has a huge chip on his shoulder due to some misguided daddy issues and that just makes it very hard for him to play in the sandbox with others. It doesn’t help that he is a very good agent and comes from a family of law enforcement. Kyle’s father is a sheriff and legend in northern Indiana. Plus, his brothers are also deputies that work for his father. To add insult to injury, the only woman he ever loved, Abby Morrow is also a deputy/digital forensics investigator working for his father.
When Abby gets in trouble, she accidentally calls Kyle for help and he comes running to her aid. Although it’s been 3 years since he moved away and she unexpectedly broke his heart, neither of them have ever moved on or started any other relationships. Kyle soon finds out that Abby’s moonlighting has prompted her to uncover a human trafficking ring that seems to involve her brother-in-law. Abby’s sister gets kidnapped and it seems that the brother-in-law has been killed. In addition, there are a few similarities to a case that Kyle was working while he was in New Orleans prior to his reassignment to northern Indiana. Kyle promises to help Abby get her sister back and keep her safe. They quickly fall back into familiar routines and it’s like he never left. Unfortunately, Abby has a secret that could impact any possibility of them truly having a future together. Plus, Kyle has some family issues that he has to deal with. Oddly enough, all of this chaos is what makes Stop at Nothing so good. One minute, they are dealing with a kidnapping, the next Kyle is fighting with his brother then his father and so on. He’s the youngest so he just doesn’t get the respect he thinks he deserves. And his father is just as stubborn as Kyle is.
The electricity between Abby and Kyle is high voltage. They have some very intense sex that makes it difficult for them to focus on the impending danger. There’s also a contract killer that ends up saving their lives a few times because he happens to like them. Again, Stop at Nothing has a little bit of everything which makes it ripe for at least 3 more books. The Dawson family should be able to supply plenty of material for years to come and I look forward to it.
**Received a copy from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**
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Kate SeRine writes award-winning romantic suspense and paranormal romance. A past recipient of an Emily Award and the National Readers Choice Award, she has also been a finalist in the Fire and Ice Contest, Finally a Bride Contest, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. She lives with her husband and two sons outside Indianapolis, Indiana.
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