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Published: 27th January 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance,
Main Characters: Liis, Thomas
Date Read: 1st July - 5th July 2015
Date Read: 1st July - 5th July 2015
Synopsis:If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn't love you, first?
No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.
Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.
Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.
In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last.
I love everything Maddox brother and this book is no different it may not be my favourite but it was still a great read.
I adore this cover it has to be my favourite cover of the series so far. I don't like anything to do with birds as I have a phobia however, for me this cover reminds me of an angels wing so I am able to get over the whole bird thing.
Thomas's book was always the one I was most nervous to read as he's not in much of the books and then when he was in the previous book I didn't like him but thankfully I was able to warm to him and the his story. When I first started this book I knew I was onto a winner as I was hooked from the very beginning until the very end even when a few things happened that I didn't like I still needed to know what was going to happen next. The romance side of the story was good and was believable at times but there was moments when I didn't quite believe in them as a couple. I loved the FBI side of the story as it added a bit more drama which can only be a good thing. My favourite part of the story was that we got to see how certain things happened for Travis. So much happened towards the end which did keep me on the edge of my seat especially the shooting scene that happened as it was rather thrilling. I always love the endings in this particular series as it always goes into the future which makes me feel like it is The end and I get to know if everything is still going ok.
I loved all the characters although there was a couple secondary characters that I wasn't too sure about. Liis was a great female character who was a strong, independent woman. I loved how she started as she was all about the job not the guy but there was times when it was all about the guy but I guess that's ok too. Like I said I didn't think I would like Thomas but in the end I loved him but he did have his moments that I wanted someone to punch him.
Overall another great book by the fabulous Jamie McGuire. This series may not have gotten better but it was still a great read!