I love this series of books that Cindy Gerard is writing. This particular book is exciting and romantic and thrilling from start to finish. I would recommend it to anyone.
Risk No Secrets review
Love the books in this series. Love the author. Liked this story. It just didn't grab my attention like the rest of her books.
Another great Cindy Gerard book
I have missed Cindy Gerard. I devoured the entire bodyguard series and the first Black Ops books, so was thrilled when this new book came out. I found the story compelling and the right blend of action and romance. I liked the flashbacks, but would have liked a bit more to really buy that Wyatt had been pining for Sophie all these years. I think that Gerard made Wyatt a great, sexy and strong lead. I enjoyed that most of the book was from Wyatt's point of view. I love that her female characters have strength and backbone. The action level was high, exciting and yet believable enough. We got to spend time with all of our favorite BOIs. I would have liked to have a few gaps filled in and wished that it hadnt been so easy to guess the bad guy, but still a very enjoyable read.
This was a good, entertaining story but I wouldn't say it was great. Wyatt made for a compelling and sexy lead male- as part of the efficient and intimidating Black-Op Team - he is perfect for the job when his old "friend" (and almost lover from 12 years before) Sophie calls him in desperation after her daughter's best friend has been kidnapped in South America. Sophie's own child was the target and she is guilt-ridden. Upon arrival, Wyatt and Sophie are involved in an exciting airport shoot-out before they make it home to get the break-down of the kidnapping.
Basically, that's when I lost some interest. As sexy and exciting as Wyatt was... Sophie was the complete opposite. I found her character to be boring. She had very little personality. I was also annoyed at her... for someone who was supposed to be so wholesome, I was a little turned off that she picked Wyatt's best buddy Hugh over Wyatt because he was... more dashing? NOT that she loved him more? Come on. Then to spend almost the next decade with the wrong man even though he was a jerk. Then, like Wyatt said, she didn't even call Wyatt after Hugh left... she called him when she needed a favor because her "dashing" hubby Hugh wouldn't come to her aid.
The first intimacy scene was just sad to me. It was like Wyatt's dream come true (finally after all these years!!!) and for her it was like comfort or something. I didn't feel the sparks or the connection between the two people. It was like she needed support from her old friend Wyatt... the friend she passed up because he wasn't exciting enough. I felt like he STILL wasn't good enough for her but he was there and she needed him. I felt embarrassed to read it. They were embarrassed too... after that part the characters wouldn't even look at each other and it was awkward.
I also found it hard to believe that these two sexy mega-men would fight over this woman anyway. They met her in an adult education Spanish class. She was their teacher. On the first day they saw her and both started to flirt and that was it. I didn't see WHY they liked her or felt compelled to date her, compete for her hand, and for gosh sakes, in Wyatt's case- to be still pining after her over a decade later? Come on! She was THAT beautiful or what? Because it wasn't about her personality or her intelligence because they had barely even spoken to her when this all happened. I wanted this story to be a memory of Wyatt's... and to read his REAL romance with someone else that was worth his time.
At the point that the Black-op team brought the teacher ON AN ASSIGNMENT IN THE JUNGLE with them I was rolling my eyes. Usually it's the girl who is TSTL but this time it was becoming Wyatt. Maybe being emasculated by the one-who-got-away was distracting him.
Gerard is a promising writer and I've enjoyed some of her other work- but that wasn't the best example of her writing.
Sophie Baylor and Wyatt Savage haven't seen each other in twelve years. However, when Sophie's daughter is almost kidnapped and young Lola is taken instead, Wyatt is the first person Sophie calls. Wyatt doesn't hesitate to help the only woman he has ever loved, except being near her again is bound to stir old feelings. Wyatt isn't the only one who feels their attraction, but can they have a shot at a future together with what's happened between them in the past? Especially when Sophie's ex-husband and Wyatt's old friend, Hugh, rides in to help save he day?
From their tumultuous feelings for each other to the bullets flying around them, things are explosive from the moment Sophie and Wyatt are reunited. The tension in the air is thick between Wyatt and Sophie, but it's almost unbearable when Hugh arrives. Wyatt wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to Sophie. Sophie is more guarded, though. Alongside the excitement and danger constantly flowing around Sophie and Wyatt is the secondary and much smaller romance between Nate and Juliana. It's a match made in romance readers' heaven. The poignancy of both of these relationships is achingly tender and passionately hot. Full of Suspense, deceit, and deep sensuality, the energy is high and the passion even higher in Risk No Secrets.
A deadly international mission reunites a sexy Black Ops, Inc. hero and his sizzling former love in Cindy Gerard?s seductive new romantic thriller. A RED-HOT ATTRACTION . . .Twelve years of chasing bad guys didn?t erase beautiful Sophie Baylor from Wyatt Savage?s memory. If he had another chance, he?d never let her leave. So when she tracks him down from El Salvador and begs for help, he doesn?t ask questions?he just goes.STARTS WITH A TERRIFYING THREAT . . .Sophie is grateful her daughter survived a kidnapping attempt, but she won?t forgive herself until the girl who was mistakenly abducted is safe. Wyatt is the only man brave enough to take on the mysterious terrorists behind the crime?and the one irresistible man she wishes she had never let go. . . . AND UNLEASHES AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE.Sophie knows Central America?s steamy jungles and sticky politics better than anyone. Yet she refuses to hide in fear. Then she becomes the enemy?s number one target. Wyatt lost her once, and he won?t lose her again?even if he has to fight, kill, or die to save her.