Anyone who enjoys fast-paced romantic suspense will enjoy this story. It is the first novella in an eight part serial which features FBI Agent Lara Grant. Lara is a beautiful, though damaged woman who has recently just come back to work after spending time deep undercover infiltrating the Moretti crime family. She was responsible for putting this evil, manipulative man behind bars and has spent a year in a safe house following his arrest and the arrest of some of his crew.
Upon her return to work she is immediately thrown into a new case which has links to her former life. Also, she has a new partner, a ruggedly handsome, yet secretive, agent.
Set in New York City, this serial is to be written by a different author for each part. I like the serial aspect and think it encourages reading for those with busy schedules. Also the cliff-hanger ending fills the reader with anticipation for the next installment.
This novella reads like a TV movie of the week, with lots of action, physical attraction, and a somewhat far-fetched story line. I can understand its appeal, but this is not my cup of tea. I found some of the plot to be quite unbelievable and although I know fiction should stretch the imagination, I think that crime fiction, even romantic suspense fiction such as this, should be more true to life. Some of the plot devices are ones I’ve seen before, so I found them quite predictable. I won’t be reading any more of the Tough Justice serial.