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Nowhere to Hide
By: Lindsay McKenna
By: Lindsay McKenna
Releasing Oct 13th, 2015
Blue Turtle Publishing
In Nowhere to Hide (Delos #1) by Lindsay McKenna, the road to recovery hasn't been easy for Lia Cassidy, since a vicious attack during her time in the Army left her both emotionally and physically scarred. Yet, working for the Delos charity has helped immensely until she and two of her colleagues help a young woman escape a dangerous drug lord and bring trouble right to the charity's doorstep. Forced on the run in order to stay alive, Lia doesn't know how long she has before another attempt is made on her life. But with ex-Seal Cav Jordan sent to protect her, she knows she stands a better chance with him by her side.
Intrigued simply by a photo of the woman he's been assigned to protect, Cav Jordan can't wait to meet Lia in person. And when that time comes, he isn't disappointed. She's a strong, independent woman, despite the pain of her past that he knows she's suffered. Determined to keep her safe, he begins by slowly earning her trust. But when a painful reminder of her past comes after her, Cav will do whatever it takes to make sure their budding relationship isn't ruined before it's truly begun.
Although the plot was fast-paced and entertaining, I found soon after Lia's return stateside, I started to lose interest and put the book down several times. Up until Cav and Lia had a very deep conversation, of how being together has helped them both.
As for the dialogue, it was powerful and emotional, due to both the main characters back stories and the suspense elements. But also provided some light moments where Cav was determined to earn her trust by showing Lia that she could relax in his presence. The moment where they were discussing his scars was a good scene because it was a topic that connected them as she has her own scars.
I liked both characters immediately. Their back stories were quite compelling. Both have survived harrowing times in their pasts that wouldn't have been easy to overcome. Yet, somehow they've both come out on top, and being together helps them even more. While the secondary characters were good, but the conversation where Dilara tells Lia her back story I thought was unnecessary. Lia already knew in her heart that Cav was different from other men. That she could trust him not to turn her away when she revealed the full extent of her scars.
Overall, this was a good book where Lia and Cav's relationship didn't become intimate until late in the story, but was nicely-detailed and illustrated their strong chemistry perfectly. I would recommend this book if you like two main characters that help each other to heal from the pains of the past.
Lia Cassidy left the Army scarred physically and emotionally after a vicious attack by two fellow soldiers. She turns to helping others, working at a Delos Home School Charity in Costa Rica that provides schooling for children. But when the deadly drug lord, La Arana, attacks the school, Lia finds herself on the run for her life. The only person she can trust is the ex-SEAL sent to protect her.
Cav Jordan is strong, honorable and gorgeous…and intrigued by Lia. He knows she has suffered pain in her past, and he is determined to break through her barriers and earn her trust. But as Cav slowly chips away at the walls Lia has built, ghosts from her past threaten to destroy their fragile relationship.
Smiling warmly, Dilara said, “I love the whole plan, Lia! I see no reason not to implement it as is. We’ll do it the moment you get back to La Fortuna with us. I’ll have our accounting department wire transfer adequate funds to do what you envision. I’ve brought down an entire new office supply system, including a new laptop and satellite phone for your use. My assistant, Sandy, will come with us to the village and help you get it all set up. You’ll have 24/7 contact with me directly, as well as others on my staff. You aren’t going to be left out here to fend for yourself with the threat of Medina hanging over you. That, I promise!”
Lia sat back, stunned. She hadn’t thought her plan was actually going to be accepted, but she knew Dilara moved mountains when she wanted to. After all, her family had the clout, the power and the money to do whatever she wished.
She happened to look across the table for a moment and saw a faint smile on Cav’s face. She’d tried to pretend he wasn’t there, because every time she caught his gaze, she felt something warm and clean move through her, it was probably nothing more than a pipe dream.
“Let’s get through the rest of this,”Robert told them. He looked over at Cav and then at his watch. “We’re going to be wrapping up here in thirty minutes. Cav, and from now on, I want you to be Lia’s driver. You will take her in the company van back to La Fortuna.”
Lia began to protest, giving Cav an apologetic look. “There’s no need for that. I can drive myself.”
“No,”Cav told her quietly, “If this drug lord wants to attack you while you’re in the van, do you know what evasion tactics to take?”
Nonplussed, she muttered, “Of course not”Just because she’d been in the Army, she was a mechanic, not a black ops person who would have such skills.
Shrugging, Cav said, “I’m happy to drive the van, Ms. Cassidy. Maybe you can get a little sleep on the way home.”
Lia had a lot of retorts on her lips, but she swallowed all of them. And honestly, she had no quarrel with him. His eyes told her she had nothing to worry about. In fact, he actually seemed concerned about her, though he’d said nothing to betray it. She just felt it.
However, she knew enough about professional operators to know that Cav had his game face on. He was on the job, and when they were in that mode, no one could know what they were thinking or feeling.
But his eyes...his eyes spoke directly to her. Why did her silly heart start galloping when their glances met? Why did hope slowly wind its way through her? Just that faint smile playing on his mouth made her yearn, once again, for a relationship...a real one...with the right man.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lindsay McKenna lives her life as a risk taker, and it shines through the books she loves to write: romance, adventure and suspense. She started writing at age thirteen and continues to hone her writing skills to this day. She sold her first romance novel in 1981. The rest is history.
Because she went into the military, this experience became the backbone of her writing—she is credited with writing the first military romance novel (Captive of Fate, 1983, Silhouette Special Edition) and has created a thriving sub-genre within the romance field! As a New York Times Best Selling author, she has sold 23 million books and in 32 foreign languages in her career thus far. Her many experiences in the U.S. Navy are backdrop for her understanding of the military in general, and also her very successful Morgan’s Mercenaries, which is an ongoing series in Silhouette to this day! Forty-five books strong!
Lindsay has gone Indie in 2015 and has created a new family saga on par with Morgan’s Mercenaries It is known as the DELOS SERIES. There will be paperback and eBooks created under Blue Turtle Publishing, her company for her fans. Readers who love Morgan and his family are bound to fall in love with the Culver family. Delos is romantic suspense, which Lindsay is well known for. It took her five years to create and bring DELOS to her readers. It was worth the wait, but we’ll let you decide that.
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