Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: May 3, 2016
1. Hidden Impact
2. Deadly Testimony - Kindle
3. Contracted Defense
Piper J. Drake
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The stakes have never been higher as an elite team member must outwit a dangerous killer and save the man she's sworn to protect. The second installment of the exhilarating Safeguard series from Piper J. Drake.Thoughts on Deadly Testimony: MAN, I was in the mood for some romantic suspense when I picked this book up. And I got it. WHICH MAKES ME HAPPY!
Kyle Yeun didn't start out bad and he doesn't intend to end his life while on the wrong side of the law, either. His testimony to his former employer's environmental misdeeds has earned him a protection detail compliments of the US government. But due to a dark international conspiracy Kyle was unaware of, his former employers have made ending his life a top priority. Realizing he needs more protection than the US Marshals can provide, he turns to Safeguard after seeing the beautiful, deadly Lizzy Scott in action.
One look at Kyle, and sniper Lizzy Scott knows this isn't going to be an easy protection job. He's arrogant, irritating and almost irresistible. Instead of being put off by her hardened attitude, Kyle seems to thrive off the challenge. And she's slowly giving in to his charms.
After narrowly escaping the latest assassination attempt, Lizzy starts taking dangerous risks to keep him safe. But the last thing Kyle wants is another life ruined because of his actions. He found his redemption in Lizzy's arms and he'll risk everything to make sure they both make it out alive. As will she, even if it means walking away from him to keep him safe.
*ahem* Where the last Safeguard mission was more of a team affair, this time we get Lizzy going in on her own to keep someone safe. It certainly gave us a different dynamic since solo Lizzy does things differently than she would if she had backup. (No worries, though, the Safeguard crew has her back when she needs it. They're good like that.)
Speaking of which, Lizzy is solo for a reason. She's good at it and she prefers keeping her distance from others to protect herself. She has a few issues. As one does. Kyle balances her in a lot of ways. He appreciates that she's willing to explain why he needs to do certain things and he's more willing to go along with her plans when he understands the reasoning behind it. Which makes sense since he's the type of man who prefers to be in control.
I liked these two. There's a sort of moral gray area between them that made them interesting. Lizzy's a sniper, which means she isn't afraid to take a kill shot. Kyle turned a blind eye to actions he knew were wrong, although he's working on fixing those wrongs now. Neither of them are perfect. They work through their issues a step at a time and they have to invest a lot of trust in one another along the way. Which, let's face it, is fun!
I'm curious to see who's going to be the next team member to find their match.