Relentless by Kaylea Cross
Series: Suspense series #4
Published: January 19, 2014 by Kaylea Cross (reprint)
Genre: Suspense Romance
Former Delta Force operator Rhys Sinclair defied the odds by recovering from a traumatic brain injury that should have killed him. Given the chance to repay the beautiful doctor who saved his life by guarding hers, he can’t say no–even if it means facing an unknown threat from the cunning terrorist his CIA-sanctioned team had been hunting in Afghanistan. The catch is, she can’t know about it without blowing their cover.
Trauma surgeon Neveah Adams is finally putting her life back together after her horrific experience in Afghanistan. Giving the keynote speech at a medical conference in Vancouver is her starting point. With Rhys there to watch over her she feels safe for the first time in months, and her biggest problem is trying to hide her intense feelings for him. But Rhys knows something Neveah doesn’t. The terrorist who targeted her in Kabul is coming after her again, and he’s relentless enough to ensure all his past mistakes are erased with one final strike. Now that the nightmare from her past has resurfaced, Neveah has no choice but to put her trust in the one man who has the ability to break her heart, never knowing an assassin is closer than they realize.
Relentless was a very emotional read as both Neveah and Rhys have overcome so much in such a short time. They both have feelings for the other but are afraid to take a chance. Rhys in particular is scarred by his time as a Delta Force operator and he’s locked his emotions down so tightly he doesn’t know how to be in a relationship. I felt so much for these characters and just wanted them to be happy.
Neveah has struggled with PTSD ever since she came back stateside but with Rhys she feels safe and comfortable. While Neveah is interested in more than friendship she isn’t the type to make the first move so she’s been quietly pining for Rhys. When they slowly start to open up about their mutual attraction, Neveah realizes how much Rhys keeps under the surface. He’s definitely the epitome of still waters running deep. Rhys doesn’t talk much and he keeps everyone but his twin brother at a distance, but with Neveah he begins to reach out. I loved watching these two fall for each other.
In addition to Neveah and Rhys we got to see the previous books’s couples and some pretty great set up for Emily and Luke’s story which has been building since the beginning.
**Reader Safety: Heroine has PTSD after being kidnapped and held captive
4 stars – it was enjoyable
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