In a world of shadows, smoke, and covert black op missions—where people vanish and living one more day is never a given—falling in love is the last thing Victoria and Jacob expected.
Victoria Marshall didn't cooperate by dying in the Afghani hell-hole like the CIA expected. Defying all probability, a privately-funded black ops group led by a handsome, sexy-as-sin southerner pulled her out of the warlord's prison cell and brought her home. Even half out of her mind with pain Tori knew this man was special. She made a date with the commander to meet one year later at a restaurant of his choice. Keeping that date was the best thing she ever did.
Jacob King found little physically attractive about the woman he saved from the warlord’s camp, though it was hard to see what lay under the filth and suppurating wounds she suffered from countless beatings. He admired her brave humor in the face of her agonizing injuries. This kind of tough-minded woman was someone he'd like to know as a friend. He never expected the leggy, blond bomb-shell in the red dress who showed up for their date.
But then he never expected she would save his life, either. In a world of shadows, smoke, and dangerous covert missions, where people routinely vanish and living one more day was never a given, Tori and Jacob fight to build their happily ever after.
Jacob (Kings of Guardian 1)
Victoria Marshall has been held in hell. The prison she has survived in has brought her suffering, torment and abuse. She knows she wasn’t supposed to live. She knows she wasn’t supposed to fight … but she has. Her captures can torture her but she won't give up. They will have to kill her and she never knows when that day will come but until then she will fight. Tori realizes she is believed to be dead and no one is coming for her. How do you continue when you know your life is in the prison you are being held until your death?
Jacob King leads the team out of Guardian Security. Being the premier private defense company fighting international corruption he knows he will find vile situations. Never did he expect to find the woman he did alive and certainly not looking as she did. However she fought kept her heart beating and the beatings were brutal by the look of her injuries. As the hurricane starts to erupt between the two both are destined for other things. An agreement to meet turns into a path of healing for both Jacob and Tori.
I loved the fact that we did not have an instant lets fall in to bed story here. Tori had been through a traumatic experience with Jakob having issues of his own to sort through. Tori’s character is exactly as it should be; smart, beautiful and sassy. She knows the expectations of Jakob’s profession due to her time in the CIA. There are numerous secondary characters that I'm certain we will hear more about within future releases.
This is a must read if you are looking for a great story from a new author. The storyline is complex, characters are believable and well written and family ties are strong. Lets also tie in the banter between characters and you have a well rounded piece of goodness on the pages of Jacob. There is no cliffhanger! YAY! Hands down good one with suspense, romance, sexy time and fabulous characters.
Thank you for the ARC Kris! I look forward to more! Review to post to Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets.