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Against the Dark by Carolyn Crane
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bookshelves: romantic-suspense, kindle, thief, covert-operative, human-trafficking

Against the Dark
3.5 Stars

Angel Ramirez thought she had left her life of crime behind her. But when her friend's aunt is kidnapped for ransom, she agrees to one more job. Unfortunately, the simple heist becomes more complex when Angel is caught by undercover agent, Cole Hawkins, and he blackmails her into helping him stop a vicious killer involved in the production of snuff films.

The suspense plot is rather unrealistic and very predictable. Nevertheless, the romance is intense as Cole and Angel have smokin' hot chemistry and their banter is fun.

Cole is an intriguing mix of Alpha and Beta heroes. On the one hand, he is as nerdy as they come with his logistics fixation and attention to detail, but on the other, he is no slouch in the possessive and domineering department either.

Although she does exhibit one or two TSTL moments, Angel's intelligence, resourcefulness and fierce loyalty make her an extremely likable heroine. Moreover, her safecracking skills are atypical for a woman in the romantic suspense genre, which makes her all the more intriguing

The villain is smarmy and his business is depraved beyond belief. That said, his menace is never fully realized and the final confrontation is anti-climactic.

All in all, a solid start to the Associates series and the nature of the agency and it's mysterious leader is compelling enough to continue.
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Reading Progress

July 10, 2014 – Shelved
July 10, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
July 11, 2014 – Shelved as: romantic-suspense
May 9, 2016 – Shelved as: kindle
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read-first
Started Reading
June 10, 2017 – Shelved as: thief
June 10, 2017 – Shelved as: covert-operative
June 10, 2017 – Shelved as: human-trafficking
June 10, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Sunny This series is fantastic! You will love it!


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