Burned by Melissa F. Miller
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Book Review: Burned by Melissa F. Miller

Strike the match. Light the fuse. Watch Olivia burn.

CIA operative Olivia Santos lives on a razor’s edge. As a NOC—an agent with non-official cover—she’s well aware of the risks: if her cover’s blown, there’s no diplomatic immunity, and a life sentence in a foreign prison is the best-case scenario. The worst-case scenario is too gruesome to mention. But she never imagined her cover would be compromised from the inside. She has no choice but to go on the run—as luck has it—with her musclebound driving instructor.

Once upon a time, Trent Mann thrived on danger. Now the former Navy SEAL’s haunted by a costly mistake in his past. He focuses on his work for Potomac Private Services to hold his nightmares at bay. But when he’s saddled with a vapid trophy wife as a defensive driving student, it doesn’t take long for the fiery blonde with the enormous eyes to land them both in deep trouble.

Soon Trent and Olivia are on the run from the government, foreign agents, her husband, and an endless list of shadowy enemies. As the danger reaches a boiling point, Olivia and Trent will have to ignore the fire crackling between them to focus on staying alive.

This book goes right into the action so it gripped me from the start. Olivia’s situation is fascinating and I loved that Trent was immediately interested in helping her. The story is all suspense, all the time, but it’s worth every minute. The book breaks one of my cardinal rules: it’s a cliffhanger so I have to read not one but two more books to see how the story ends. I’m not happy about that because it’s a type of emotional blackmail of your readers. I usually forego the ending on principle, but this one is compelling enough to keep going, I promise.

Burned: Shenandoah Shadows book 1 on Amazon

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