Series: SBG #1
on August 19th, 2014
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Faking her death was easy, living with her past is harder, but nothing is more dangerous than falling in love…
Sandra Walsh was a deadly sniper for the Sweet Briar Group, a covert agency with assassins for hire, until her last mission went horribly wrong, accidentally killing an innocent girl. Knowing she’s a danger to her team, Sandra goes off the grid, becoming a Shade—an agent declared dead but secretly hiding among the living. She intends to honor her vow never to pull another trigger or have contact with the spy world again. Until she meets Casper Grady…
Grady is a former Marine with a troubled past and a debt to pay. His life mission has gone from protecting the nation to helping local children and their families. The moment he meets Sandra, he knows there’s more to her than meets the eye, but he can’t help but be drawn to the mysterious femme fatale. And when Sandra’s past suddenly catches up to her, Grady is determined to protect her at all costs, no matter how dark and dangerous her secrets are.
As the danger increases, so does their intense attraction. But when they’re forced to choose between each other and the people they’ve sworn to protect, their growing love might not be enough to keep them together—or alive…
Exchange of Fire is the first in a new series by P.A. DePaul. I’ve read many military romance/suspense stories, and this one is now on my top 10 favorite list! The author went beyond my expectations and wrote an extraordinary story.
Wraith/Sandra is a Black Ops agent who is declared dead and secretly moves on to a new phase of her life. After her last mission went terribly wrong, she fakes her own death in order to retire from the SweetBriar Group.
While adjusting to civilian life and dealing with the guilt of her past, she starts working for former Marine Casper Grady. They dance around their attraction for each other for months when Sandra’s past suddenly catches up with her.
When Sandra reunites with her former team in order to bring down a drug cartel and dirty CEO, Grady learns the truth about her secrets. Grady is torn between protecting his community and business and the woman he loves.
The plot of this book starts fast and never slows down. I could not put this book down! Ms. DePaul did a wonderful job of keeping up the suspense while developing Sandra’s and Grady’s romantic relationship. The natural progression of their relationship added believability to this story.
P.A. DePaul is one of those authors who you know you will love everything else she writes. She gave us just enough of a glimpse of the secondary characters to whet my curiosity. Now I’m anxious to read each of their stories.