Hi all, I recieved a copy of this book from the author/ publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Secrets buried in the sand…
Former US Army Captain Mia Starr has built a new life for herself in Denver, far away from camel spiders and sand—and the terrible secrets of her first deployment to Iraq. She isn’t looking for a relationship, especially not with an intrusive photojournalist. Joaquin Ramirez might be sexy, but in her experience, photojournalists only want to make a buck off other people’s suffering. Still, the universe must have a sick sense of humor because it keeps throwing her together with Joaquin, making the desire she feels for him harder and harder to resist.
An undeniable attraction…
As a Pulitzer Prize-winning news photographer, Joaquin has everything a single straight guy could want—except the right woman. When he meets Mia while shooting a crime scene, he immediately sees beyond her cold exterior to the vulnerable woman beneath. Though the police consider her a suspect, he’s sure she’s innocent. Someone is killing soldiers—and trying to pin the blame on her. Unable to resist the pull between them, Joaquin stands by her only to find himself snared in the killer’s net as well.
A twisted soul hungry for revenge…
Mia can’t help it when the heat between her and Joaquin melts away her preconceptions. As their passion explodes, danger draws ever closer. When it becomes clear that Mia is the killer’s true target, she must trust Joaquin with a secret that could ruin her … or risk losing the love of a lifetime.
Ok, let’s get right to it. This is one of the rare times I’ve read a book with a cover I didn’t like. I’m sure the problems me though. I’ve never been into bad boys and that man on the cover with his leather jacket and his gun is a bad boy. The description was so engaging I had to read the story.
I have to admit; I am so happy I didn’t judge this book by it’s cover because the story was amazing. Absolutely amazing! I was hooked from the beginning.
I thought Pamela Clare would be a new-to-me author. So imagine my surprise as I’m getting into the book and Joaquin starts recapping the plot of one of my absolute favorite books ever, Breaking Point. I read that book years ago before I even knew what Goodreads was. I had no idea Pamela Clare not only wrote that book, but this book was part of the same series.
Deadly Intent was wonderful. There was romance and sexual tension and oh-so-much suspense. Twists and turns I couldn’t anticipate kept me on my toes and stealing every opportunity I had to read ‘just one more page.’
Mia was such a well-developed character. I felt like I was right there with her as she worked through the present mystery. I was also with her in the past as she shared her experiences in Iraq. There are few things I appreciate more in a book than a strong female and Mia was strong and capable. She didn’t need a man to save her.
Joaquin is another lovable character. With his big family and ability to capture images showing true emotion and unrecognized beauty, it’s so easy to fall in love with him.
Overall, Deadly Intent was a well written engaging read. I recommend it for anyone who likes their romance with a side of murder and suspense.