A covert ops specialist, a cyber-surveillance expert, and an unmatched international security and recovery pro. These are the men of Fortis. When money is no object, discretion is essential, and the police are not an option, the wealthy and powerful call on this trio of former government agents with elite military training--not to mention charm and good looks. . .
With his tech brilliance, lethal physical abilities, and easygoing manner, Lucas Johnson is a triple threat. And that's exactly what Magnus Motorsport needs to protect their game-changing engine design, and its engineer, Alex Cotts, from hackers and saboteurs. Lucas isn't expecting any surprises--until he discovers Alex is actually a sexy, irresistible woman. . .
In a male-dominated industry, Alex has always tried to hide her alluring femininity. But Lucas has no trouble seeing her beauty--or her stubborn streak. Alex is convinced she doesn't need him to babysit her--or distract her with his sex appeal. Yet when a suspicious fire destroys Alex's work, she finds herself turning to him. In the face of increasing danger, soon Lucas must keep her alive, as his client--and as the only woman he's ever truly wanted. . .
AVAILABLE: December 29, 2015 I think this book had a lot of potential. I thought the premise sounded good and it seemed well researched ( I only say that because I have NO NOTHING about cars, but it seemed legit lol). But I had two problems with this book. First, I thought it was kinda drawn out and slow. There seemed to be long periods of time where nothing was happening in both plot and with the characters. Which leads to my second problem with this book: the lead characters.
To me, there was no real character development with Alex and Lucas. They seemed to be the same at the beginning that they were at the end. Not necessarily a problem, but they didn't grow as individuals or as a "couple". (If that makes any sense...) I didn't feel any romance or sexual tension between these two. It was like they were just convenient so why not!? The "romance" of this book just fell so flat for me... but so did the "suspense".
Also, it got rather annoying to be CONSTANTLY reminded that Alex isn't a "typical female" or "feminine" because she works with cars and has more guy friends then girl friends. Umm... I have a lot of guy friends too but I don't define my "femininity" by my friends or anyone else's standards of what "being female/feminine" means. It was a shame to have a strong, capable female character question that because of what a few people have said to her...
Rating: 2 out of 5
**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**