Cutting Loose by Tara Janzen (‘Steele Street’ series Book #8)


 Cutting Loose     Cutting Loose by Tara Janzen

‘Steele Street’ series Book #8

Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages Publisher: Dell (December 26, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0440243858 ISBN-13: 978-0440243854

She’s the unsuspecting beauty with something everybody wants.
He’s the secret agent in so deep nobody can find him.
Until now…

CIA operative Zachary Prade made his name taking out world threats. But now he’s tracking a very different kind of danger and her name is Lily Robbins. Lily holds the key to a valuable encoded file that’s about to fall into the wrong hands. All Zach has to do is retrieve the key and forget the rain-soaked beauty who came to his Central American plantation seeking shelter from more than the weather.

Lily knows him as Alejandro Campos, the seductive drug lord who saved her life. They met when she traveled to El Salvador to film a documentary…and got caught in the middle of a nasty drug-and-guerrilla war. Now, back in the U.S., hunted by spooks and assassins, Lily has to trust Campos again. Except his name isn’t Campos, and he’s arousing a passion so hot it’s criminal. That is, if they can survive long enough to enjoy it… 

5-Feb-08 to 7-Feb-08

Review: Another action packed, thrilling ride by Janzen!

I can’t believe how she does it. She manages to combine all of my favourite things, hot, torqued-up muscle cars (my fave will always be Superman’s 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi in Sublime Green (my parents own a 1973 Dodge Challenger Rally R/T in yellow with white leather seats), lots of action, steamy love scenes, complex characters and two points to the story – a) the ‘why’s-everybody-after-the-good-guys’ point and b) the ‘gorgeous-hunk-of-muscle-overcoming-his-past-and-falling-in-love-with-the-girl-whether-they-like-it-or-not’ point.

Originally, you felt the attraction between Lily and Zack in Janzen’s last novel, On The Loose (Book #7), only she knew him as Alejandro Campos, drug lord. It may have sort of been the truth, but for a point. Deep cover for the CIA is Zack’s forte. Lily may be a schoolteacher, but she’s far from naive, thanks to her Montana sherriff daddy. The pair was thrown together and I’m glad they fell hard for each other. After everything, they deserved their happy ending.

Great, well played out action scenes that get your heart pumping, terrific love scenes that leave you breathless and hot under the collar. Can’t ask for better. I just wish I didn’t have to wait until November 2008 for the ninth book, Loose and Easy.


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