Wednesday 2 November 2016

Running Wild (LCR Elite #4) by Christy Reece (2016)

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He’ll Stop At Nothing To Protect The Ones He Loves

LCR Elite operative Aidan Thorne is dedicated to rescuing kidnapped victims from some of the most dangerous places in the world, but that will never stop him from hunting down a cold blooded killer. Child psychologist Anna Bradford is a temptation unlike any he’s ever faced, penetrating the steely armor encasing his heart. Though he wants her with an unending ache, Anna’s very survival requires Aidan to stay as far away from her as possible.

Understanding human behavior is Anna Bradford’s profession. Aidan Thorne is a mystery she has yet to unravel. Her fascination for the snarling, often rude man is a battle she fights on a daily basis. Her head tells her to stay away, her heart tells her something different. When they join forces to help rescue a friend, Aidan finally allows Anna to see the man beneath the tough exterior. Falling in love with him was inevitable.

But someone is watching. He’s been hiding in the shadows for years, waiting. The time has finally arrived. Anna Bradford will be his tool, his perfect weapon of revenge. She will be his masterpiece.

His worst fears realized, Aidan must now find a way to save Anna before the madman that destroyed his life once before lives out his ultimate fantasy.


Anna and Aidan's story is jam packed with suspense, intense emotion and lots of action.
Aidan's backstory is sad and tragic. He is fearful for the ones he loves and refuses to have a serious relationship because of this. I loved watching how his feelings for Anna finally made him make that last step in taking action to end the vicious cycle once and for all. 
I loved Anna's character. She was adorable, strong and kind; a perfect partner for Aidan.
She must have been really tiny though or else Aidan has some superhuman abilities. At one stage he climbed a mountain with one hand whilst carrying Anna under his other arm. I wouldn't want to see him try lugging my big arse up a mountain. 

It amazed me the amount of action and suspense the author managed to get in to this story without it distracting from the romance. I prefer more suspense, action and a sense of the characters' emotions rather than a lot of sex scenes so I thought the author did a good job of balancing the two. 

A great read and thoroughly entertaining.

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Thanks to the author for the Advanced Reading Copy.

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