10 - Code by Freya Barker
This is gripping story that is full of suspense, intrigue, drama, betrayal, trauma and romance. Dylan is an FBI Agent and a single dad. He's determined, caring, protective, sweet and fierce. His son Max plays soccer, which is where he met Marya. Marya is strong, independent and vulnerable. She has three kids, Theo, Liam and Harry. Liam and Max play soccer together. Dylan has been interested in Marya for a long while, but she resists because he's 8 years younger than her. One morning at a soccer game Dylan notices Marya react to someone watching the game, and when she takes off after the man, Dylan follows then grabs her when it looks like she's ready to take the man's head off. She tells the man to leave, but he cops an attitude, so Dylan jumps in and threatens to arrest him if he doesn't leave. When Marya explains who he is, and what happened in the past, Dylan is determined to protect her and her boys. While dealing with her issue, and slowly getting her to accept him, Dylan is assigned a case involving the possible kidnapping of a local boy. One suspect person leads to another and to another until it seems that nobody can be trusted. The twists don't stop with the missing kid, both Marya's and Dylan's pasts come back to cause trouble. I had a little bit of a hard time getting into this, but the more I read, the more got hooked on the story. It's a brilliant, sweet and tragic story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.