Countdown to Zero Hour
Written by: Nico Rosso
Series: Black Ops: Automatik
Sequence in Series: 1
Print Length: 233 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (February 22, 2016)
Publication Date: February 22, 2016
Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Ex–Special Forces agent Artem "Art" Diaz is tatooed, muscular and undeniably dangerous. He's also deep undercover, posing as mob muscle for a deadly bratva boss. His mission: gain the Russians' trust. Then lead the strike team that will kill them all.
Chef Hayley Baskov knows better than to get involved with someone with such close mafia ties, but the handsome bodyguard who brought her to this cold, sprawling estate full of ruthless mobsters is inexplicably kind. A little firtation may keep her safe amidst the growing menace.
As Art’s timetable for action escalates, so do his encounters with Hayley. Stealing what illicit pleasure they can keeps them both sane in the face of evil. But when things get dangerous, Art has to tell her about his assignment, bringing her deeper into the shadowy world of black ops...and putting her life on the line.
Now Art has a new objective: protect Hayley from the man they both call boss.
Countdown to Zero Hour by Nico Rosso
Fiery, out of work chef, Hayley, is forcefully enlisted by the Russian mafia to become the chef for a clandestine meeting of all the families.
Art is deep undercover, entrenched in the Russian mafia, trying to break the organization from the inside when Hayley stumbles her way into a no win situation.
Arts goal to destroy the Russian families is side tracked by his desire to save Hayley and just flat out his desire for Hayley.
This had all the makings of an incredible spicy romantic suspense. For me, it ended up becoming a lot of spice with threatening situation that Art and Hayley intensified themselves because they couldn’t contain their hormones.
I also found the characters repetitive, which completely removed any connection that would start to build for me with their plight.
Overall, I found Countdown to Zero Hour okay.
If you are looking for a steamy read, Countdown to Zero Hour does brings the heat.
Kudos on that cover!
I received this ARC copy of Countdown to Zero from Carina Press in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication Feb. 22, 2016.