“You build things…And I blow things up!”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤
The setting: Mexico City
The Hero(s): Diego – Works for Hayden at TORC, a clandestine private security company that does the work even the CIA and FBI can’t do. Diego was in the first two books. Where Jaxson from Rogue specializes in charming the women, Declan from Mercenary specialized and was the best in tracking down and killing difficult targets, Diego specializes in taking out people on a more massive and explosive scale.
The heroine: Aubrey – a nice girl, an architect who is spending a year in Mexico city trying to better the lives of other. She was in some sort of Architects Beyond Borders program, sort of like Doctors Without Borders. Only she didn’t just donate her time, she spent her life savings to be included and when the funding in Mexico dried up, so did her money. Now she is trying to get a backer to fund the projects she wants to be involved in.
The Love Story: Aubrey first sees Diego when she is in a glass room overlooking a living room with a pool, while he strips down and does some impromptu skinny dip. He is ultra hot and sexy and she can’t turn her eyes away.
I loved Aubrey and Diego. Diego is hot as blazes and Aubrey is a good girl who somehow always has a way of getting into the worst kind of trouble. She is like someone who is accident prone but instead of accidents, she gets herself into the craziest and most dangerous situations when she is just trying to do simple normal things. Diego shouldn’t care but somehow ends up helping her out of the situations almost every time.
Aubrey is just trying to get funding for her program, but ends up mixing with criminals and gangsters. She is so naïve and even trying to get out of bad situations has her getting into worse. You can’t help but like her. Despite how much of a professional he is, Diego can’t resist her.
Hayden, the owner and boss at TORC appears in this book as well. In the past two books he has been quite a huge jerk and he isn’t as bad in this book. Though Hayden cares about the job above all else and if some random innocent gets in the way, they are collateral damage as far as he is concerned. He has a history with Luciana, Diego’s sister. She hates him now, but at the end of Mercenary he kind of set things up to see her again. I can’t wait for their story.
The end of this book also had a Sneak Peak at Player which is about Finn McDuff who played a big role in this book. He is quite a character as well. He is a master of disguise and a man who can get things done. So that should be quite interesting.
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