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Designated Target by Karen Anders
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it was amazing

The ideal balance of danger and passion makes the latest book in the To Protect and Serve miniseries continuously enthralling. Whether the main couple are fleeing from ruthless kidnappers or enjoying a moment of sensual intimacy, the scene is always believable with genuine emotions conveyed. Karen Anders makes her suspenseful story particularly convincing by creating true-to-life characters whose reactions come across as very realistic. DESIGNATED TARGET has adrenaline-pumping scenarios where outcomes are never assured until the last second.

Since Dr. Skylar Baang was kidnapped when she was young, she is alarmed when sounds associated with that ordeal are heard in her house one night. Though evasive action is attempted, she is taken captive by armed men. When NCIS special agent Vincent Fitzgerald and other team members are called upon to locate Skylar, he knows the scientist needs to be quickly found because of the secretive navy project which she is currently working on. Though they manage to get her back using his deductive skills, the threat to her has not been eliminated and Vin is assigned to be her guardian.

Not being able to work on her research does not make Skylar happy, as her whole life has been dedicated to her career choice. There has been no time for a social life, so being around a sexy man like Vin is something totally new for her. As the two try to stay a step ahead of whoever seems determined to kidnap her, he vows to keep her safe. Yet for the first time in his life, Vin is tempted to let his desire for Skylar make the mission more than just duty.

If watching any of the NCIS programs are a favorite pastime, then you will definitely enjoy the To Protect and Serve miniseries by Karen Anders. Or the story could make you want to discover what riveting plots you have been missing. The author takes you into the heart of this government organization where agents keep others safe by any means possible. Situations are realistically depicted with details that grab your attention, and I came to care for those who put their lives on the line for someone they just met. The jeopardy to Vin and Skylar is extremely perilous at times, and what would ultimately happen to them caused several very anxious moments. As for the mystery of who is responsible for terrorizing Skylar, any related events are cleverly handled.

While threats make the story gripping, the mounting desire plus emotional connection between Vin and Skylar is just as engrossing. He is someone who constantly remains in control, yet being around the desirable scientist causes Vin to make this assignment very personal. Being in a sexual relationship with a man is something that Skylar has never before faced, and her extraordinary mind becomes confused when feelings turn conflicted. Though these two characters are opposites in many ways, both have a strong-willed personality and it shows up quite a few times. A number of qualities Vin possesses make him honorable, yet it is his kindhearted caring that I will long remember. While Skylar may someone who is awkward around people, she is still able to do what is necessary when needed. The desire felt by them for each other is off the charts, and they expressed their feelings with much passion. Karen Anders makes these two individuals come to life in every scene. DESIGNATED TARGET is an adventurous romance filled with one risk after another.

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