Sunday 19 February 2017
Betrayal (Sea Assassins Trilogy Book 1) by Danielle Hardgrave (2017)
On a calm November evening, a ship disappears off the coast of Washington without a trace...
When Darcy Davies finds a handsome man washed up on the beach, he’s three things: injured, naked, and rude. And he’s got a few demands. Somewhere safe. No hospital.
Tell no one.
While Darcy takes him in, she’s no fool. She knows he was involved in whatever happened at sea that night. But is he a victim or a villain? One thing’s for certain—even if he’s not a danger to her person, this sexy stranger is a danger to her heart.
Gabriel Barnes can’t tell which is more of a pain in his side—the curvy brunette who plucked him off the beach, or the literal pain in his side.
Gabriel's secret will be hard to keep in such close quarters, especially with injuries that are healing much too fast. But he's got bigger problems.
It wasn't an accident that brought him here.
It was a betrayal.
A good start to a promising new series.
Betrayal is a short, sweet story with some suspense towards the end.
The story started out well, grabbed my attention and held it for the first half of the book but it got a little bit slow in the middle.
The time that Gabe and Darcy spent playing house and getting to know each other was cute but it slowed the pace of the story down a lot. I would have liked something else to be happening to break up the monotony of their days. I kept waiting for them to give in to their attraction to each other so the story could finally move forward. I'm not a huge fan of sex scenes as I don't think they are necessary to the enjoyment of a good story but the author did a good job of building up the sexual tension so their relationship didn't feel rushed.
The final third of the book was more to my liking when there was tension, suspense and action when Nate catches up to Gabe. Nate has a very cold, creepy kind of persona which made him appear very threatening in his interactions with Darcy. I found him to be a very interesting character.
I wasn't expecting the epilogue to end with that little twist so now I can't wait to read what happens next!
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