He's an investigator on a mission, but it's impossible to ignore the brilliant woman helping him complete it…
His sister's life is at stake, and despite his wealth and power, Sheik Emir Al-Nassar feels helpless. At least heading his family's security agency provides him with resources to track down her kidnappers. But when the ace profiler he's sent turns out to be K. J.—Kate—Gelinsky, Emir is furious. Finding the kidnappers' desert hideout is dangerous enough without the distraction of a beautiful woman.
But K.J. is unlike any woman he's ever known. Her fearlessness and incisive mind inspires Emir's admiration. And her compassion breaches his guarded heart. Still, rescuing his sister is a perilous mission. And allowing desire to cloud his focus AMAZON 4 STARS
Quite the interesting and dramatic first meeting between Emir and K.J. She made me smile at her reaction to his challenge. And his shock and surprise was smile worth too.
There is plenty of mystery and tension to the story. Emir's sister Tara gets snatched outside their compound and the clues are few. The "Who?" and the "Where is she?" being the main problem that needs to be answered. Emir was a good, smart investigator but this was his sister and he knew that would color his ability to cope well. K.J. brought fresh eyes to the situation, and she was exceptionally observant, picking up small clues. She also had more experience with kidnapping cases although she had been at this agency a shorter amount of time. Still she got sent because she was one of the best.
The main focus of the story will be the search for Tara but we also get to see it from Tara's viewpoint at times as well. The nice thing is that there is romance of a sort between Emir and K.J. But it was put on the back burner for the most part because of the seriousness of the chase to find Tara. Alive, hopefully. Don't be disappointed about the lack of a lot of romance though because we do get to see the building of attraction, respect and the having each other's back as partners.
Tara also has other brothers who are frantic to find her and are ready to tear apart the culprits when they find them. The strong sense of family is definitely there.
Watch for a pretty major twist at the end. It was a good one. One that I was beginning to suspect but it didn't make it any less good.
I received a free copy of this book and this is my honest opinion of it.