Locked And Loaded
Series: A U.S. Marshals Novel
Author: Mandy Baxter
Publisher: Kensington Books-Zebra
Red's Rating: 5 OH SO SEXY STARS!!
From the moment Mason Decker meets his new partner Charlotte Cahill he knows they are going to butt heads at every turn they take, she is the kind of gal that follows the rule book to the letter to get the job done, and he is more of a rule bender. But he wants this job and wants to prove himself to the other Marshals, but he also knows he is going to have to make some compromises in order to get it... one of them being dealing with the determined and oh so sexy Charlie! Their first mission is to take down a diamond smuggler, and it sounds like a mission they can totally handle... until Mason realizes this mission hits a little close to home!
Charlotte Cahill is a confident and determined woman, who likes order and always follows the rules, where as her new partner is more of risk taker and rule breaker and it drives her absolutely crazy. She needs to feel in control of her environment and with Mason around he is constantly testing her reserve, and pushing her to step out of the carefully planned comfort zone. In order for them to catch the diamond smuggler they are chasing, she knows they need to play by the rules, but Mason doesn't see things that way and is pushing her to take a walk on the wild side, and relinquish her control. As much as it scares her to let go, she begins to see that Mason just might be right... and once she finally lets go she begins to see a side of herself that she never knew existed, a sexy side she wants to use to her advantage!!
Once again Ms. Baxter has truly amazed me with her literary talents, just when I think I have found a favorite in this series, she turns it up a notch and exceeds my expectations all over again!! This series has been one of my favorite literary discoveries, and each new addition continues to surprise me, thrill me, and have me swooning from start to finish!! I have to say Mason may just be my favorite U.S. Marshal to date, the minute he waltzed onto the page he had me at his mercy and completely captivated by his every word. His cocky and domineering personality, risk taking nature, smooth and sultry one liners, and alluring man in uniform sex appeal lured me in and had me falling hard for him...and had me dedicating a permanent spot in my heart for him!! Loved every minute of his story!!!
If you have not had the opportunity to meet Ms. Baxter's Marshal's yet I HIGHLY recommend that you remedy that VERY SOON, because not only are you missing out on some exceptional reading, but also the opportunity to me some of the sexiest alpha's ever to grace the pages of a book!!
ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by Kensington-Zebra Publishing in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
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