Series: The Finnegan Connection
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue (January 17, 2017)
Trust the enemy?
Desperate to escape her kidnappers, Kody Cameron can turn to only one man… and he’s holding a gun. Outnumbered and trapped in the deadly Everglades, she has little recourse, but something in this captor’s eyes makes her believe she can trust him. Does she dare to take the risk?
Undercover agent Nick Connolly has met Kody before and knows she might very well blow his cover. Though determined to maintain his facade, he can’t let Kody die. He won’t. And his decision to change his own rules of law and order are about to make all hell break loose.
Review: I am a huge fan of Heather Graham. I have read many of her Krewe of Hunters series and loved them all. I was really hoping I would love this story that Heather wrote for the Intrigue line.
I really wish I could say that.
First, our heroine's name is Kody, but obviously that is a shortened form of Dakota,but it is never addressed. She's called Dakota in one sentence and Kody in the very next. That was MADDENING!
Kody is an actress, but her family owns a home that is now a museum that features items relating to the mob in Florida. Which is the reason Dillinger (all her captors go by aliases of former mobsters...how creative)
She was also a little too brave when it came to her kidnappers. She was brave to the point of stupidity. In the real world if a kidnapped person talked back to a captor the way she did, she probably wouldn't have made it to the end of the story in one piece, no matter how much she was needed.
The plot was one that had a lot of promise. She's kidnapped to find a mobster's treasure in the Florida Everglades. If this were one of her books for Mira, it probably would have worked, but for the short Intrigue line, things felt rushed, and the romance between Kody and Nick just didn't seem right. They met briefly before she even knew who he was, or if he were a good guy or a bad guy. Then suddenly they are madly in love. It just didn't work at all.
There were so many characters in this book as well. It was often hard to keep up with who was an agent, a hostage a kidnapper etc.
I'm hoping this book is just a one off dud for Heather, because her other books were always so good.
Rating: 2 flowers