Rice has written a novel of powerful characters, and tender feelings. The danger is brutal, and she builds the tempo in a smooth and insightful fashion. Each of her characters is full of depth and understanding, but also very dangerous in their own right. The story is well written and quite believable. What really keeps you in tune is the heat that sears the very pages of the book. The tension is so thick at times you can feel the vibration.
Passion and longing fill each page as Mike tries to fight his feelings and do the right thing. He is well known for his sexual activities and he does not want to besmirch her in anyway. She is beginning to become far more to him than he is comfortable with.
Danger stalks Chloe in a frightening fashion. Even with her background she is not one to step back when others are in danger. Because of her bravado, she only further earns the anger of the Russians. The damage that occurred in her youth was extreme and took years of surgery and therapy to make her whole again. She is willing to risk it all to rescue those in need.
If you enjoy hot and passionate romance novels you will enjoy this work. Throw in some suspense and danger to round out the mushy stuff and you have a more serious form of heat, one that drenches the senses. This is a great novel for taking you away from your daily grind, the suspense is good and the romance sizzles.
Due to the nature of the novel there is some graphic language, not overwhelmingly so, but enough that if you are easily offended you may be bothered.
I look forward to reading more of Rice's work.