When Sophie Moreno uncovers evidence linking the medical supply company she works for with arms smuggling - and worse - she doesn't know who to turn to. After a shocking betrayal, she realizes that the only person she can trust is a mysterious new person in the company - a man with hauntingly familiar eyes. As Sophie questions her intense attraction to this man and Jack struggles not to blow his cover, the two of them race against the clock to stop terrorists from killing scores of people - starting with them.
Contains mature themes.
This was my first Katie Reus book and after reading this I want to read everything she has ever written! Targeted is riveting.
Jack Stone is a bad-ass Marine Sniper, turned undercover operative for the United States Government. He takes the cases no one else can take or even know about. When the nation's security is on the line, Jack is the agent they turn to. After getting back from a long and dangerous mission, Jack is surprised that his boss is eager to throw him right back onto a new assignment. When he learns the assignment involves the one person from his past he has never been able to forget, warning bells go off in Jack's head. No way can he be that close to Sophie Moreno again. Because of his previous connection, however, he is the only operative that can take the mission and Jack knows that this will be the mission that either makes or breaks him.
Sophie Moreno knows something with her company is not right. Her boss, who is almost family to her, has been acting weird and the flight logs are not adding up. When she sneaks into the hanger at night to get a peak of the cargo, what she sees may wind up costing her her life. When a tall, strong, and dangerous looking man approaches her boss the next day, she can tell right away that he is not quite what he seems. There's something about his piercing blue eyes and the way he looks at her that triggers memories she has long been trying to suppress. Not only does he remind her of her childhood love who died in war, but he also claims to work for the company which is involved in some very dangerous activity. She definitely cannot trust this man. She also definitely cannot resist him. Despite all the red flags, she is drawn to him with an incredible pull that is impossible to ignore.
When attempts are made on her life, Jack will be forced to blow his cover to protect the woman he loves. With agents playing both sides, he cannot even trust the special ops team which is supposed to keep their own agents safe. With danger lurking around every corner, Jack is the only hope Sophie has for getting out of this alive.
What follows is a steamy, action packed adventure that will leave you craving more of Jack and Sophie. The plot is exciting and fast paced making the book impossible to put down. The characters are well developed with realistic strengths and weaknesses. The romance is so sizzling it nearly bursts off the pages. These are characters that you cannot help but cheer for and care about as you read and a story that will stick with you long past the final chapters.
I listened to the audio version narrated by Sophie Eastlake which was outstanding. Sophie has an incredible voice that was a pleasure to listen to. She narrated the novel with precision and clarity and added real depth and emotion to the dialogue. I would listen to anything she narrates. Simply outstanding! This is a book that comes to life in audio!
NARRATED BY: SOPHIE EASTLAKE
LENGTH: 10 HRS AND 5 MINS
RELEASE DATE: 12/16/2014
PUBLISHER: TANTOR AUDIO