***4.5 ‘Promises’ Stars***
I really enjoyed Defenseless and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series to see what would happen next with the whole recovery of their friend/brother Will, as well as wanting to spend more time with the characters we’d met along the way. So I was more than happy to dive into Relentless and I thoroughly enjoyed it, even if it had me mentally pulling my hair out at times. I loved how everything played out and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series.
Natalia and Ethan...Overall, I loved both of them. While they may seem total opposites on the surface, they are very much alike when you look beneath it. Loyal, honor bound, and lethal. They definitely take things to the next level, especially when it comes to carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, which was what had me wanting to pull my hair out...numerous times, I didn’t, but the urge was strong. Thankfully, I did understand why they felt the way they did and rolled with it.
As far as their ‘romance’. If you’re looking for cute stuffed animals, wine and roses, you aren’t going to get it here. Theirs is more of the quick, intense kind that leaves you a little shook, but when you look at everything going on and just who Natalia and Ethan are, it ends up working. Their curiosity about the other and the intensity of the situation they find themselves in had them going for the jugular on every level. But in the end, I can see them building on the foundation that they have and making it last.
I really enjoyed the various twists and turns in this story, some I figured out, some I didn’t, but I like that they author went where she did with it all. As for the whole “Did they find Will?” situation ~ maybe?? Sorry, can’t say either way, you’ll just have to read the book to find out. As for the rest of the characters ~ we really don’t get too much time with them, with the exception of Georgia and Parker ~ whom I still love and adore ~ but the little time we do has me looking forward to the next book and getting to know them all better
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
Ethan Somerton doesn’t do safe or easy. He’s all about the challenge. The risk. In order to rescue one of his agents, Ethan must infiltrate the ruthless Vega cartel. One tiny error—just one—and he’s dead. Which means he needs Natalia Vega. Bright, beautiful, and cut sharper than the most lethal blade, she’s finally reached her breaking point. Now Ethan must find a way to make her surrender.
Caught between desperate choices and no-win situations, Natalia has survived the unthinkable by becoming dangerous, relentless, and feared. When it comes to protecting her sister, there’s no line Natalia won’t cross. But when Ethan storms into her life with his cocksure arrogance, stone-cold competence, and seductive promises, Natalia wonders if she’s finally found a way out. But discovering whether Ethan is salvation or destruction is going to require the one thing Natalia doesn’t have—trust.
As the cartel implodes and loved ones are threatened, Ethan and Natalia are going to have to choose between love, loyalty, and the lies they cling to. They could run, knowing they’ll never be safe. They could fight, knowing they’ll probably die. Or they can trust in each otherand do something far more dangerous
Release Date: June 12th, 2018
Defenseless (Book #1)
Release Date: December 1st, 2017
Elizabeth Dyer likes her heroines smart and snarky, and her heroes strong and sexy. An attorney and recent coffee devotee, Elizabeth spends the majority of her time tucked into a corner table at Starbucks or pinned beneath her (overly affectionate) bullmastiff. When she isn’t working or wrestling the dog, you can usually find her writing the types of sexy, suspenseful books she most loves to read.
A born-and-bred Texan, Elizabeth resides in Dallas, where she indulges in Netflix marathons, Instagramming her dog, and brunch. Definitely brunch. Elizabeth loves all the social-media things and hearing from her readers. Find her on Twitter (@lizdyerwrites) or Facebook (@elizabethdyerauthor) or Instagram (@elizabethdyerwrites).