by T.C. Archer
Dangerous Liaisons is very much an action-packed thriller. It opens in the thick of the action and never slows down. This is a plus and a minus – the plus: the action keeps you enthralled through the entire story; the minus: sometimes the plot gets a little convoluted and it’s hard to keep track of what is going on.
Jesse is everything a badass heroine should be – smart, sassy, kickass, but with a softness that keeps her relatable. While she works to clear her name, it quickly becomes evident there’s more on the line than just herself. As easy as it would be to walk away, her sister needs her.
Cole is a mystery for much of the story and his loyalties are questionable right up until the end. It adds an element of tension and intrigue to both his relationship with Jesse and their mission to clear her name.
The romance between Jesse and Cole takes a back seat to the action. Jesse and Cole are thrust into a situation where they have to trust each other and it stands to reason an attraction would develop, but at times it felt forced. The physical attraction is understandable, but other than that I never really got the sense that there was a deeper connection between the characters.
If you go into Dangerous Liaisons expecting a romance, you’re going to be disappointed. If you go into it expecting an action-packed thriller where the main protagonist is a kick-ass woman, you’re going to enjoy the hell out of this book.
Note: there are some editing issues that will catch your attention. Don’t let it distract you from the overall story.
Being an agent revoked her license to love . . . until she met the man sent to kill her.
Jesse Evans’ most recent mission turns deadly when Colombian mercenaries ambush her and her informant. She races across the jungle to warn the Special Ops team she sent to save an American Senator’s young daughter, but arrives just as the team is slaughtered by drug runners.
Within the hour, branded as the traitor who leaked the mission intelligence, Jesse Evans is now the most wanted woman in the world. She must prove she didn’t sell out the team or her sister dies. Only one man can save them both, but that man isn’t who Jesse thinks he is…and she can’t afford to fall in love with him.