Between one blink and the next Sandra Walsh’s world turns from mission to horror.
As a lethal sniper for SweetBriar Group, a covert agency with assassins for hire, Sandra Walsh
has no room for error. Accidently killing a young girl she’s supposed to save, Sandra knows she has to retire. Unable to leave without consequences, she fakes her death and establishes a new
identity in North Carolina. Her vows to never pull another trigger or have contact with her former life again has been no problem…until her past threatens Casper Grady.
Grady has retired from the Marines. He’s gone from protecting the nation to establishing a safe haven for local children and families. With his pained past, he has a debt to settle and his entertainment center is where he can find redemption. When Sandra Walsh applies for a position, his instincts say she’s not what she seems. Drawn to the mysterious woman, he can’t deny her qualifications and hires for the position. As time goes by he doesn’t regret the decision, then her past brings trouble through his front doors. Determined to help Sandra, he refuses to back down even when her secrets become dark and dangerous.
The danger escalates and their attraction intensifies. Will their newfound love survive when they’re forced to choose between each other and the people they’ve sworn to protect? They have to stay alive long enough to find out…
3 Heart Review by Ashley
I am always on the hunt for new to me romantic suspense authors and from the sound of Exchange of Fire, I knew it would be my first read from P.A. DePaul. From the very start, this book was intense and full throttle.
There was A LOT going on (maybe too much?) and there were a fair amount of characters to keep track of. But they all impacted the story that revolved around Sandra in some way. I liked that this force of a woman was doing what she could to start over after the mistake she couldn't seem to shake. She thought she had found a safe haven until her past showed up and caused nothing but chaos. And caught in the middle of it all was Grady.
I loved that he was just a good guy. Doing his part to make a positive impact on his community. And helpless to stop his feelings for Sandra even when her carefully constructed life came crumbling down and he got wrapped up in the danger.
And in the middle of all the mayhem was this fiery romance that was brimming with passion. Two people longing for what they never thought they could have. While I found that parts seemed to drag on (a bit unnecessarily), I had to know how it would all play out. My pulse was pounding and my stomach was in my throat as the twisted scheme that put everyone at risk unraveled. But that ending...ohhhhhh I am intrigued and anxious to see what is in store for the team next!
About the Author
P. A. DePaul is an award-winning author who earned the prestigious Sapphire Award from Romance Writers of Australia and has achieved multiple placements on the Publishers Weekly Bestsellers listings.
Her favorite genre to write is Romantic Suspense. Her books are full of action, suspense, and romance. But, she can’t promise she won’t branch out into other genres. When an idea grabs hold, she allows it to take her for a ride.
As a hybrid author, she has books traditionally and independently published. Her traditional publishers include Berkley, a Penguin Random House imprint, and Harlequin Books.
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