by Cherry Adair is part of her enjoyable T-FLAC series that centers around an elite group of counterterrorists. Rafael Navarro is an expert at explosives and has the nickname ‘bomb whisperer’ but has kept his heart guarded ever since the tragic loss of his wife. Honey Winston is a cybercrimes specialist who has worked hard to hone her skills and actively reinforces her ‘ice princess’ moniker. The two are thrown together when a series of serious bombing attacks require their individual skills but neither is thrilled about partnering with each other nor the attraction that they are feeling. They will have to work together if they are going to save the world as they know it but neither is sure that it is going to be worth compromising the emotional barriers each has erected for self-protection.
This was another fun read from a prolific author who excels at writing romantic suspense. The intriguing equipment and fun toys that aid the operatives in their respective jobs adds both realism and intrigue to the overall story even as the sizzling attraction between the main characters adds complications to their already dangerous jobs. It was fun to read about a female computer geek who is an engaging combination of prickly defensive agent and vulnerable woman even as she finds a way to breach the defenses of a macho ladies’ man who deals with past hurts by refusing to ever let anyone into his heart. An entertaining addition to a fun series.
I had the great pleasure of listening to a talk by this wonderfully warm author a couple of years ago and her statement about the books in her office really resonated with me because she said that they were ‘old friends’ that she revisits every so often. Only another bibliophile can understand the connection we have with our favorite stories that we go back to when we are feeling blue or stressed or in need of a guaranteed happy ending. I also had the opportunity to watch Ms Adair in action as she graciously signed books and chatted with her adoring fans at the RWA conference in Anaheim this summer. It was plain to see that she truly enjoys what she does and loves to interact with her readers and I was thrilled to have a chance to watch her arrange her display table artfully (I believe that she was an interior decorator in her previous incarnation) and to chat with her and reap the benefits of her droll wit. I have enjoyed the stories I have read thus far and look forward to more adventures featuring the charismatic T-FLAC team.
Ice Cold is being spotlighted on the SOS Aloha blog at this link on November 6, 2012.