Date read: March 11, 2017
1. Kill Without Mercy
2. Kill Without Shame - Paperback | Kindle
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Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home—and take on civilian missions no one else can. They’re the men of ARES Security. Highly skilled, intimidating, invincible, and one by one, tested again and again…Thoughts on Kill Without Shame: It's been a while since I read book 1 in this series and, HOO-BOY, I'd forgotten how DRIVEN these Ares men are when they get their teeth into something. Lucas might present of a facade of cold ruthlessness to most, but he burns hot when someone who matters to him is in danger.
Lucas St. Clair’s prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him—one that didn’t include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her.
Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she’s convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it’s soon clear that isn’t true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim’s last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves…
And Mia matters to him.
Now, while I understood his reasons for leaving Mia in the first place, I can't say I entirely agree with his reasoning for staying away. Especially since it was clear there was a definite spark between them. And, you know, feeeeeelings. Not that Mia copped to those pesky feelings at first, but they were there. We all knew it.
(As an aside, the romance between the secondary characters was ridiculously sweet. I was 100% Team Sexy, Rumpled Cop!)
With a goodly dose of potential danger and an even bigger dose of simmering sexual tension, I enjoyed this one a lot. When strong men have their hearts on the line, good things happen. Which of the Ares crew will be next?!?