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Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2018
As much as I liked the story, this book was my least favorite. The characters were both mostly likeable, they had decent chemistry and the story was engaging. It wasn't a bad book but it had a flaw that I couldn't get past. I thought it was great that Molly had an ambition to be a field investigator and I was all for her achieving that goal. However, she expected to be put on a case solo with pretty much no training outside of boxing with Caleb, knowing her way around a background check and growing up on the rough side of town. I found that pretty hard to swallow. The rest of the team were former police/agents/soldiers before working with Archer. She was way out of her depth. Sure she had some skills but she had no idea when to use them and when to wait. She was always full speed ahead, danger be damned. If she had been receiving some actual field agent training or was going to receive some training, it would be easier to believe that giving her field assignments would be a good idea. But nope. On top of her lack of training, she wasn't exactly a team player. How many times did she completely ignore Lucas and Archer simply because she didn't like to be told what to do? (I didn't include Joe because he really was just too overprotective.) Ultimately, her lack of training and stubborn attitude led to serious injuries and yet she was still raved a hero and got her way. That just annoyed me so much.