May 2013, 272 pages
Amazon Description: Brooke Clayton is in trouble. Deep in the shadowy woods outside
Nashville, the young activist stumbled on something she was never meant
to see—something that she can never reveal if she values her life. Now,
as an unknown enemy closes in, she must take drastic measures to
disappear. Brooke’s only hope for survival is to accept help from her
uncle, Major Christopher Dane, and his team of highly trained
operatives. Dane entrusts his niece’s safety to one of his most reliable
men, Hunter, a.k.a. Owl. Brooke and Owl go into hiding, posing as a
married couple volunteering at a Civil War reenactment site. As Brooke
comes to trust her protector, their connection deepens and their cover
relationship begins to feel all too real. But when danger encroaches on
their make-believe world and explosive truths are revealed, Hunter and
Brooke risk everything to expose the discovery she tried so hard to
escape—and as peril looms ever closer, it’s too late to proceed with
caution . . .
My Review: This book started out a bit rushed and confusing for me. I've read the other books in the series, but the characters were introduced again so quickly that I didn't have time to process who was who. It jumped right into the mystery as well, which was tricky, as I was still trying to process the characters.
However, once the story really started to flow, it got really good. The mystery was great and I loved how they stayed hidden.
Brooke is a bubbly and fun girl who isn't afraid to speak her mind. I really liked her personality. She is always up for a challenge and is very determined.
Hunter has no sense of humor and is very serious about everything. I loved how hard Brooke tried to break him down. He is very dedicated to every aspect of his life.
I loved the reenactment job. The characters there were fun and the situations were my favorite of the book.
One problem for me--Brooke reveals a huge secret to Hunter and it eludes to the fact that she'll talk to her family about it, but she never does. The story ends on a cliff hanger, so maybe the next book will resolve things.
Content: a few things are mentioned, but they don't go into details. Clean.