Title: Crossfire Christmas
Author: Julie Miller
Series: The Precinct
Release Date: October 21, 2014
An injured undercover agent must keep an innocent nurse from getting caught in the crossfire in the latest installment of The Precinct
With his life bleeding out from bullet wounds and a car crash, Charles Nash’s best option is to kidnap the innocent nurse who stops to help him. At gunpoint, the jaded DEA undercover agent offers Teresa Rodriguez a desperate deal: if she keeps him alive long enough to find out who’s blown his cover and set him up to die, she’ll be home for Christmas.
As the two go on the run from an unknown killer, the Good Samaritan gives Nash a bad case of unprofessional desire. He’s drawn to the sexy little spitfire for her bravery, boldness and attitude. But how can he count on kissing her under the mistletoe when so many enemies are working to ensure they don’t make it to the holidays?
I’ve been on a Christmas book reading spree this past month. This is just one of nearly a dozen Christmas books I’ve read recently. I enjoyed Crossfire Christmas. It was a little bit of a change from what I usually read as I don’t read a lot of romantic suspense.
Although I didn’t realize it when I started this it is part of a series of books. It worked as a stand alone but there was obviously plenty of back-story on many of the characters. When I looked online there are nearly 2 dozen books that are part of the author’s series titled The Precinct.
Crossfire Christmas features both a likable hero and heroine. They were both well developed characters. The story was fast paced and entertaining. I honestly didn’t have enough invested to care who the mole was but did like that it was a twist I didn’t see coming.
As far as content he does much more than just “kissing her under the mistletoe” as described in the summary. Harlequin Intrigue’s submission guidelines state that there can be no graphic sexual details, explicit language or gratuitous violence so it this wasn’t over the top but there is a short sex scene, plenty of attraction and desire plus some mild language.
Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book
Content: mild language, short sex scene
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