Friday, October 4, 2013

Title: Cold Day in Hell
Series: Security Specialists International, #1
Author: Monette Michaels
Rating: 4 Shooting Stars

Calista Meyers is a world-famous, soon-to-be-ex-supermodel. After arriving for a fashion shoot in Cartagena, Colombia, she realizes her agent has misled her about the nature of her last modeling assignment.

 Paramilitary leader Jaime Cruz paid her slimy agent a lot of money to get Callie to his part of the world. Cruz has threatened to kidnap and kill her younger brothers if she attempts to leave the country. 

 What’s a Marine brat to do? Callie calls on her childhood friend Keely Walsh-Maddox and Keely’s husband Ren, the owner of Security Specialists International, to help her. 

 SSI sends operative Risto Smith to rescue Callie. The former Marine has had a thing for the model ever since he’d first seen her picture on a magazine cover. But he knows he isn’t nearly good enough for a lady like her. She’s an assignment and can be nothing else.

 Callie knows Risto is just the man for her and decides to use the close quarters of their escape from Colombia to convince the stubborn male. When Risto leaves her in Panama and disappears, Callie is upset but not defeated. But after two months passes with no word from Risto and with her enemy Cruz in the US and back on her trail, Callie once again turns to Risto for protection. 

 This time, it would be a cold day in hell before Callie allows Risto to turn his back on their love.

The second book in this series begins with Callie getting the unwanted attention of a really bad man named Cruz who has threatened to harm her brothers if she doesn't go "be his woman" willingly. Callie needs to keep her brothers safe, so she calls her friend Keely for help since her husband is Ren, the owner of Security Specialists International. They send out Risto Smith to help get Callie home safely. When these two meet it's an instant attraction... Not only do they have to worry about everything around them, and the dangers, but also about dangers of the heart. 

 This book was very good. It was written very well, and had a host of side characters that were just as awesome as the main characters. There was even an ICK scene with a snake, and I won't say more but I got chills just reading it eww... I loved Callie. She was a smart, independent, and sassy female who knew how to take care of herself. She knows she's in love with Risto but she also realizes she will probably never get more time with him than what she has while he's saving her. So she's not one to waste the time she does have, she lets herself fall into a blissful relationship with him. Risto thinks Callie needs someone better than him so he's determined to enjoy it while it lasts then get away from her. But he doesn't realize how hard that's going to be on him, especially when he learns Callie could be in more danger.  I loved these two together. And I can not wait to read more in this series, it is full of romance, and tons of action!

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