Blood Money, #3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Carina Press
Date of Publication: January 11, 2016
Number of pages: 204
Word Count: 80,000
Casey Faraday was a soldier before he was a spy, but family always came first, no matter what.
When a member of the Faraday clan is snatched off the streets and dragged halfway across the world, it’s Casey who follows the kidnappers’ trail to South America. Thrust into the heart of the cartel he barely escaped during an undercover assignment four years earlier, he’s unprepared for the shock awaiting him on Colombian soil.
Ilda Almeida—the only woman to ever tempt Casey into madness, the beautiful wife he’d mourned for years—is very much alive. And keeping a secret that will forever change life as he knows it.
Casey can’t control his hands—or his heart—around Ilda, but neither can he abandon his rescue mission. When cartel violence turns the jungle into a bloodbath, he can only protect one family: his.
I was keeping an eagle eye out for the ARC of this book, having enjoyed books 1 & 2, Blamed & Ripped so very, very much. I mean, exactly how often can you read the phrase warmongering used both correctly and literally in a romance novel. But that's what the Faraday family is all about - War. From the assassin, to political and financial machinations, to spying and soldiering, to actual creation of the weaponry. This family deals in all aspects of War and Violence.
At the end of the previous book, the youngest brother was kidnapped right off the streets of Boston, leaving us with a bit of a cliffhanger wondering how the family would respond. This isn't his story. This is the eldest, Casey's story. We got to know him a bit in the first two books, mentioned alongside the other siblings. But now it's Casey's turn to take the driver's seat and show us what he's made of - sexy, scary things mostly.
Casey and Ilda's story was full of flashbacks, from both perspectives. It takes a while, but we find out the whys and hows to his believe she was dead. There was some misdirection involved here, and it took most of the book for the truth to come out. Her secret was what I figured it would be, no real surprise there. I was surprised by the main villain though, he managed to shock me in the end.
The series arc that was started in Blamed continues on, not really giving us much more to work with. I hope that sister Gillian's story will tell us more. I enjoyed this read and can't wait to read more about these unique Faraday siblings. I gave this book 4 stars.
Thanks to Netgalley and Carina Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.