She’s smart, seductive, and in way over her head. He’s her only way out.
An undercover DEA agent has gone off the radar. Suspecting an internal mole, the government needs Luke Dubois and his elite team of operatives to recover their man, and the New Orleans native thinks he’s found his way inside the dark underbelly of Manhattan: Olivia Taylor, the girlfriend of a mob boss and the sexiest woman he’s ever laid eyes on. His new mission objective? Get past Olivia’s defenses and convince her to take a chance—on him.
All Olivia wanted was to finish law school and live a normal life, but that dream was shattered when one dangerous night put her deeply in a mobster’s debt. Now Luke and his team will help her escape—in exchange for intel on the missing agent. But Olivia doesn’t anticipate her intense attraction to the reckless Louisiana charmer or that she’ll be forced to risk everything—including her heart.
In the second installment of Elle Kennedy's Killer Instinct Series we
get to know more of another one of Morgan's men, Luke Dubois and we meet
daughter, friend, stripper Olivia "Livy Lovelace" Taylor.
What would you do if your mother was so sick with cancer and you
couldn't keep up with the bills? What
would you do to help her, would you give up your dreams and just hope
everything you are about to do pays off and she will be with you for a lot
longer than it looks. What would you do
when you became a stripper and made a lot of money but one night someone
followed you to your car, he beat you within an inch of your life, you would
fight back. Olivia did fight back but
she killed the man. However, he had hurt
her so back she was unconscious and when she woke up after being taken to the
hospital and in surgery your boss is at your bedside telling you he loves you
and he saved you. He disposed of the
body and now you can be together. But
you don't want to be with him, you know he is into bad things and he feels you
owe him, he then provides you with gifts, jewelry, cars and takes care of your
mom's medical bills.
For a year Olivia Taylor held off Vince's advances and he admires her
for that, he loves that he will be her first, he loves that he has a good girl
to marry. What he doesn't know won't
hurt him or me Olivia believes.
Then she meets Luke and he is the sexiest man she has ever seen and he
wants her. They have a cat and mouse
game but eventually Luke comes clean and tells her he wants to help her get out
from under Vince's care. He is
investigating a missing DEA Agent and if she helps him find him he can get her
and her mom new identities. Olivia does
not trust anyone, she relies only on herself but eventually she realizes she
needs to get away. She has kept her eyes
closed as to what Vince is involved with because the goal has always been to
get away. Now she is seeing what has
been happening and she needs to do anything, including believing the sexy
mercenary will help her.
Luke is a happy go lucky lady's man can fall for someone. Because we all know he says he doesn't do
permanent. But when he sets his eyes on
Livy Lovelace he falls and falls hard, he just doesn't understand what is
happening. He even has to talk to Kane
to see what he is feeling and even when Kane confirms he has to be in love he
doesn't believe him.
He will do anything to save Olivia and her mother, get her away from
Vince and complete his mission. While
Luke was sure he wasn't falling in love he never wavered his feelings for
Olivia he just didn't understand them.
There is drug dealing, murder, assaults, kidnapping, investigations,
stripping, undercover work, friends, family, illness, respect and love in this
installment. What more can you ask
for. I give this one a solid 4 star,
This review was prepared by Heather McLaughlin. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.