Fortis # 1
After suffering a bad injury that ended his career with the CIA, Evan DaCosta
has started Fortis along with his two friends, an agency where his first
investigation is to find the person responsible for stealing jewels from a
prestigious auction house and return them to their rightful place. There's every
possibility that it was an inside job, so Evan decides his best course of action
is, to become a client of the auction house and get close to one of the
Nia James is good at her job, but she has skeletons in her closet that she'd rather no one learn the truth about. However, it seems nothing is off limits when jewels are stolen from the auction house she works at. Knowing she's one of the suspects, she knows she has to be careful but she can't seem to stay away from her new client.
What can I say, other than I absolutely loved this story. It had everything I enjoy in a book - murder, mystery, mayhem and romance. The amazing plot is fast-paced and I couldn't believe how quickly I finished Hard as Ice.
As for the dialogue, the emotions throughout this whole book were so real and as a reader that's important. It makes you imagine you yourself are in the shoes of the hero and heroine. Makes you suffer alongside the heroine when she discovers Evan's motives for getting close to her. Even though I could understand the need for Evan's deception when it came to gaining Nia's trust and learning if she had anything to do with the robbery, I really felt for the heroine when she discovered the truth.
Overall, this was an excellent story and has me looking forward to the next adventure in this series. I would recommend it to those that love a good romantic suspense novel that leaves you hanging on every word until the antagonist is revealed.
Sensuality Rating: Very Sensual