As I mentioned in a previous review… I’ve read quite a few anthologies this year and while I love the experience, I was kind of getting bogged down. So… that’s why I only read the prologue (which is quite the set-up and clues readers in to exactly how fanatical this sect is…) and one full story. I promise to go back and read the rest of them because the premise is really great and the characters are intriguing, plus, I’m always looking for more books to add to my TBR pile (crazy, I know.)
Below are the descriptions of each story as provided by Goodreads listed in the order that they fall in the anthology, along with my full review of Danger’s Edge. Why did I pick this one out of all the others? Because I’m a fan of Nancy Northcott’s writing and her ‘never afraid to cross the line to get things done’ characters… both male and female.
UNMASKED: An Edgars Family Novella-by Suzanne Ferrell
Abigail Whitson and Luke Edgars are working an undercover operation during the inaugural ball in an attempt to discover who has stolen land to air missiles before they can be sold to a broker—their target for the night. When the playboy arms dealer arrives at the ball, his bodyguard turns out to be someone from Luke’s past.
That isn’t the only surprise of the night. When the ball is invaded by terrorists, Abby and Luke find themselves trying to extract the arms dealer from the fray to protect their mission, while they also risk their lives to protect innocents from the carnage.
DEATH UNDER GLASS, A Faithful Defenders Novella by Jeanne Adams
Edward Millner and his girlfriend Retta Geminous, are celebrating a glittering inaugural. When Red Mantle terrorists take the ballroom, both bullets and glass start flying. Edward and Retta help the agents still standing retake the ballroom, but casualties are high. Can Edward face his demons and use his former Special Forces medical skills to save the night? Can Retta and Edward overcome their troubled hearts in the face of certain death?
DANGER’S EDGE, An Arachnid Agency Novella by Nancy Northcott
When terrorists disrupt the inaugural ball, new Arachnid Agency operative Kelsey Mitchell tables her planned undercover operation and works to bring help into the hotel. Her only ally is Greg Reed, an FBI agent on medical leave after being shot during a robbery. Kelsey dreads making a novice mistake, and Greg is afraid he’s lost his edge.
Attraction flares between them though Kelsey knows the Feds disapprove of people who work for her freewheeling agency. Together, she and Greg must fight their demons and the terrorists to gather intel for the FBI and create a safe landing zone for a rescue force. Can they succeed against overwhelming odds, or will the battle cost one or both their lives—or their hearts?
Review: My go-to when it comes to romance is PNR. That doesn’t mean that I don’t read contemporary romance, I just have a preference. When it comes from an author I already love, there’s no question. Having said that, it’s no surprise that Danger’s Edge did not disappoint.
Kelsey was on assignment for a totally different undercover op and Greg was on medical leave from the FBI. Who better to take on a bunch of suicidal maniacs? Even though they didn’t start out exactly trusting each other, it didn’t take them long to get over that obstacle and as a bonus, discover an attraction that was totally unexpected and poorly timed.
I can’t wait to see how this all pans out. This novella is listed as part of a series so I’m really hoping that there’s more to come. 😉
LETHAL TARGET: An Armed & Deadly Novella by J.D. Tyler
FBI Special Agent Dalton McCoy is playing a deadly game, working undercover for Methan, leader of the extremist terrorist group, the Red Mantle. He’ll stop at nothing to keep Methan and his men from achieving their goal of bringing down key members of the government. When Dalton’s plans come to an unexpected head at the glittering inaugural ball, he doesn’t count on tenacious reporter Jolie Montfort placing herself in Methan’s line of fire as well. Now the agent must take out the terrorist leader and get them both to safety before it’s too late…