on a mission And dangerously off the grid…
After an undercover mission gone wrong, agent Mina August is on the run from
the FBI and The Madame, a ruthless brothel owner. Her mantra: trust no one. But
alone and permanently disabled, the cunning beauty must trust her ex-partner
Roman Jacobs to take her side in a deadly cat-and-mouse game. Can she fight her
true feelings for Roman to stay professional…and alive?
I love a story that plunges me straight into the action then keeps me on the edge of my seat until the final twist. This book does exactly that. It's an intense, fast-paced, action-packed, roller coaster ride filled with unexpected twists, emotional romance, and life-altering challenges. I loved how strong Mina was and how she handled her physical limitations. Roman won my heart with his respect for her, confidence in her as his FBI partner, as well as his unspoken love, and protective nature. So much hidden yearning with these two.
It's been a while since I read a Harlequin Intrigue. Going Rogue in Red Rye County reminded me of what I've been missing. Katie Mettner's characters were well developed and intriguing, engaging both my interest and my emotions, with a tightly-woven plot that kept me glued to the pages. As this is the first book in this series, there were several characters to be introduced - primary and secondary - as well as potential storylines for future books yet all of those introductions felt organic and woven into the story in a logical, realistic way. I felt emotionally attached to Mina and Roman almost immediately but by the end of the book, I had formed attachments to some of the secondary characters as well. And I am fascinated by the concept of the Secure One organization and how they operate.
If the well-balanced blend of action, suspense, and romance that kept me reading this first Secure One book late into the night is what I can expect from the rest of the series, I can hardly wait for the books to come.