Wednesday, July 06, 2011


The valiant men of Nightshade are back and this time, one of them has to face mistakes from his past that threaten his life and the lives of those he trusts.

Midas Metcalfe is a medic for Nightshade, a black ops team that's sent into dangerous situations that the U.S. can't handle in any sort of official way. His team is brought into help out Danielle Roarke, a demolitions expert with the army. She was held captive and brutalized by a general in Venezuela, only upon escape, she finds no one believes her tale. Nightshade has to escort her back so she can clear her own name.

But things are not as they seem. Even as Midas and Roarke battle their almost uncontrollable attraction for each other, forces in both of their lives are threatening to consume them. Can they find safety together? Or will they be completely torn apart.

I love Ronie's books. They are a great mixture of action and romance. She put together a great mixture of plot elements that seemed to be completely unconnected, but as the story chugged along, they all came together. My only (minor) gripe is that the romance between Roarke and Midas seemed a bit . . . rushed. I don't know, maybe it's my gender, but it seemed to come together all a little too conveniently.

I will say this, though, I appreciated the way that Ronie wrote gritty in this book. This is not, in any way, a squeaky clean, sanitized Christian book. There are some real world things that happen (one that caused my eyebrows to rocket into my quickly receding hairline), but I appreciated the care that Ronie used in crafting this story.

I'm really looking forward to the conclusion of this series, namely Firethorn, especially since there was just a tiny glimpse of what was going on at the end of this book. Well done, Ronie. Well done!

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