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Today's offering is BAIT by Leslie Jones. Here's the blurb:
In the next thrilling Duty & Honor novel, a female CIA agent and a Delta Force soldier must catch a deadly assassin… but do they know where the danger truly lies?
After several assassination attempts on an allied royal, the CIA sends in operative Christina Madison—who bears a striking resemblance to the monarch—to pose as the famous princess and draw out her would-be killer.
When Delta Force Lieutenant Gabriel Morgan's team is assigned to Christina's undercover protection detail, he's less than thrilled. Gabe wants nothing to do with a woman whose rumored screw-up nearly got her last team killed. Not to mention there's bad blood between Gabe and the CIA—he doesn't trust anyone who lies for a living.
But once the trap is set and the assassin takes the bait, Gabe must protect her with his life … because danger lurks in the shadows, and now Christina is in the crosshairs.
I'd put off reading this book for a good reason. I knew once I'd started, I wouldn't be able to put it down. I wasn't wrong. The first book in this series had multiple characters' POVs, and one of them was Christina Madison's, the CIA agent who convinced her contact to reveal the deadly plot to kill hundreds. Now Christina gets her own tale, with Gabe Morgan there to shadow her every step of the way. This would be fine if he didn't have a severe hangup about the CIA (with good reason). But what I liked about Christina was her determination without losing the woman she was. Her talents perfectly balanced the big, deadly SpecOps guys without getting lost in the violence. She knew her strengths and limits, and she played to both in a way that made me respect her more than even the men bent on protecting her. Gabe had a lot of growing up to do, and he made some impressive mistakes, but in the end they both found the balance to each other. Great story, intense suspense, and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.
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