Talia Morello moved to Rome for a fresh start --- but instead finds herself at the center of a deadly art smuggling ring with everything to lose, including her life. Someone's dead set on retrieving three priceless paintings believed to have been stolen by Talia's late husband. And when his unsolved murder is linked to the bullet that killed FBI agent Joe Bryant's brother during a museum heist, Joe is determined to find out all of Talia's secrets. When she denies any involvement, Joe's gut and heart tell him to trust her. But with the target on Talia's back only growing, there may not be time to uncover the whole truth and save the woman he's falling for...
It isn't often that you find a Love Inspired Suspense novel 'on location' so I was thrilled to travel to Italy with Talia and Joe. The 'exotic' (to me, anyway) locale made this romantic suspense even more exciting. And the author sneaks in fascinating facts about Rome, Florence and Venice as our intrepid hero and heroine chase down stolen art while dodging a lethal pursuer.
I love that Talia acts more like I probably would when confronted by death and destruction. :-) She's scared and it shows. But trembling limbs and the occasional crying jag aside, Talia draws on an inner strength she didn't know she had to cope with the whole ordeal. And it's that courage and determination that attracts Joe in a totally unprofessional way.
A twisty-turny plot prompted a reading binge that kept me up past bedtime and just when I was lulled into a false sense of security -- bam -- I wasn't! Gotta love an author that keeps a reader on her toes!
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