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The Ultimate Betrayal (Maximum Security Book 3) Kindle Edition
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To prove her father’s innocence, she’ll have to turn a killer’s sights on herself
When journalist Jessie Kegan’s father is accused of espionage and treason, Jessie has no doubt the man she looked up to her entire life is innocent. Worse yet, before Colonel Kegan can stand trial, he’s found dead of a heart attack…but Jessie knows it was murder. Forcing down her grief, she’s determined to use her investigative skills and resources to clear her father’s name. But going after the truth means Jessie soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who wants that truth to stay buried with her father.
Protecting Jessie Kegan is a job bodyguard Brandon Garrett can’t refuse. Jessie isn’t just a client at Maximum Security—she’s the sister of his best friend, Danny, killed in Afghanistan. With dangerous forces gunning for Jessie from every angle, keeping her safe will mean keeping her close and Bran finds their mutual attraction growing, though being Danny’s sister puts Jessie out of bounds.
With their backs against the wall, Jessie and Bran will have to risk everything to expose her father’s killer—before his legacy dies with his daughter.
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- ASIN : B07WT5264V
- Publisher : HQN Books; Original edition (July 28, 2020)
- Publication date : July 28, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1356 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 360 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #74,067 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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After Jessie Kegan’s father is accused of espionage and treason, Jessie knows he's innocent. But before he can clear his name, Colonel Kegan dies of a heart attack. Convinced her father was murdered, Jessie uses her skills as a journalist to begin digging into his case but her investigation attracts unwanted attention and soon Jessie finds herself the target of a killer. For protection, Jessie turns to bodyguard Brandon Garrett, her late brother's best friend. To honor his promise to his friend, Bran will do whatever it takes to keep Jessie safe. With time running out to clear her father's name before his killer catches up her, Jessie and Bran are in a race to find the truth before it's too late.
The plot in this book was action-packed from the start with an attack on Jessie's life in the very first chapter. From there, the action doesn't let up. The case against Jessie's father is that he stole munitions scheduled for destruction and sold them on the black market. Initially there's very little to suggest Colonel Kegan is innocent outside of Jessie's belief he is, but slowly over the course of the book Jessie and Bran uncover a huge conspiracy centered around the theft. There were a few surprises throughout the plot and the characters do run into a few dead-ends. Throughout the book there are several attempts on Jessie's life which definitely kept the suspense up and kept you guessing on what would happen next. Overall I liked the way the investigation into the theft wrapped up with a solid final scene. I will say that after the main plot wraps up, there's a minor plot that felt unnecessary and seemed to only be included to traumatize Jessie.
Jessie and Bran's relationship starts out fairly slowly despite an obvious attraction on both sides. Bran doesn't want to dishonor his friend by starting something with his sister that's not likely to turn into something real whereas Jessie has issues being touched after she was previously sexually assaulted. I thought the author dealt well with Jessie's issue being touched and Bran's solution was incredibly sweet. The chemistry between the characters is fantastic and their relationship develops nicely after a few hiccups. One great thing about their relationship was how quickly they came to trust and respect one another. The friendship they developed was fantastic and I liked that they trusted each other to handle themselves in any situation.
Overall I really enjoyed The Ultimate Betrayal and I am looking forward to future installments in the series. I highly recommend this series if you're looking for some great romantic suspense.
Another classic, cheesy romance book. Her style works for her and I love the romance she puts into her books but I am ready for the characters to have some kind of culture. Based on her books you'd think all she knows are people with blonde hair, blue eyes, big breasts, and men with chiseled jawlines. The series works because she sticks to what she knows but I'd like to read something from her in this series that's more inclusive.
Their attraction to each other is almost instantaneous, but neither wants to admit the attraction since Bran was her brother's best friend, and Jessie has issues due to an assault she suffered. When they decide to act on their attraction, it is with full consent of both parties, and pretty darn hot!
The twists and turns this book takes are fabulous. When we find out who the mastermind is, I have to say I didn't even have that person as a suspect!! I've enjoyed the first two books in this series and can't wait for the next one!
When you can't get interested in a novel it isn't much fun. Especially when you've paid for the hardcover version as I have.
One of my main problems with the book is that I've never really been a fan of suspense, romantic or otherwise. Reminds me of the Barbara Freethy suspense novels...I prefer her regular romance novels to any suspense. I'm hoping Kat's next book is more interesting than this one.
is going to keep her safe and help find who was responsible for the attempts on Jessie’s life. Thank goodness that with the contacts Bran has since he was former Special Forces, Delta, and working with his brother at the security company, he can find some of the answers they need. Jessie and Bran are great together. As they work together to gather the evidence they need, it seemed like they were going to be killed. I didn’t want to put this book down.
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I'm looking forward to her next installment of this series.