Coast Guard Hawaii
The first Coast Guard RECON team had done well. Now the top brass wants to try it again with a new group of injured Special Operations team members. This time they are stationed in Hawai’i. But things don’t go so smoothly. Used to being the best of the best, it’s hard to adapt to their new limitations. Sitting on the sidelines is taking a toll on them mentally and physically. They might not be ready for combat yet, but unless something was done soon to keep them busy, they’d all go off the rails.
A Lethal Betrayal
McKenna Rankin is determined to find a killer and fighting her attraction to the prime suspect isn’t on her agenda. When the investigation heats up so does her attraction to Dane Landry as they navigate the high-stakes world of the US Coast Guard. Dane and Mac race to uncover the real murderer before it’s too late for their feelings and their lives.
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I really enjoyed this story. Its action packed, suspenseful, intriguing and off the charts steam between these two. The secrets that come out and the twists and turns of the story made the pages burn and tugged me in for the ride. The characters are interesting and fun to read and they have their own style which draws out the person deep inside when they work together.
This is only the second novel Lori Matthews has published but she is fast becoming one of my go-to romantic suspense authors. Filled with suspense, romance, and plenty of danger, Smash and Grab continues the mystery begun in book one, Break and Enter, while adding a new twist into the mix. The chemistry between Lacy and Logan sizzles and it was fun to watch the two former legal adversaries begin to view one another in a new light as they’re forced to work together. We discover that both characters are much more than expected. The guy we met in book one is not at all the person I expected him to be in book two. I loved his hidden depths! Lacy, on the other hand, is a well of secrets and contradictions with family complications – and expectations – that have been steering her toward an inescapable destination. Understandably, as truths are revealed, trust is tested and Matthews inserts enough twists and turns into the story to keep me (and Logan) wondering right up until the end just how everything will turn out. It’s a wild ride and oh, so worth it.
I can’t wait to find out what Matthews has in store for us in the next Callahan Security novel!
The second book in this series is as breathtaking as the first! I loved this book.
Threats, imprisonment, car chases, kidnapping, shoot outs, murder, with parental love, romance, and some very steamy scenes, then on to suspense and international intrigue. Yes, I really loved this book! Fast paced and difficult to put down, I read this in one afternoon.
Ms. Matthews is a new author, and her first book, Break and Enter, was also fabulous. You don’t absolutely have to read Break and Enter before Smash and Grab, but they’re both fabulous and I think you’d understand the dynamics of the relationships better if you do read them in order. I can’t wait for the next book in this series and look forward to following Ms. Matthews career.
This story continues where the first one left off and since I read both, I had plenty of background on the characters. In fact, there was an intro to this book at the end of the last one, so I was anxious to read this one. The book starts with a bang and keeps going with plenty of action, suspense and intrigue.
The story keeps you on the edge of your seat as the relationship between Lacy and Logan grows, even though they each have their secrets. They seem to have chemistry, that is beyond just physical attraction as they delve into each other’s interests and dreams for the future. Both are great and interesting characters as they go through this adventure and try to figure out who to trust including each other.