Keith isn't just refusing to tell Trina about the op, he's protecting a national secret that could destroy the lives of those he cares about the most. But not wanting to talk about a covert mission doesn’t mean he isn’t interested in spending time with the sexy historian, and the first time they kiss it’s explosive.
When the past comes pounding on Keith’s door, he’ll do anything to keep Trina safe… Anything, that is, except tell her the secret that could get them both killed.
The third book in Rachel Grant's Evidence series, Withholding Evidenceis a short novel of approximately 50,000 words/150 pages.
I got my copy of Withholding Evidence from NetGalley.
What I liked: This is listed as a short novel at about 150 pages. It's so well written and developed, it read like a huge novel. I've always been a fan of romantic suspense and am glad to have a new author to add to that genre.
Characters from previous novels are included in the supporting cast of Withholding Evidence. I really enjoy seeing how previous characters are doing. The tension and conflicts between Trina and Keith is extremely well written and believable. The attraction is HOT.
The characters in all Ms Grant's books so far are very well developed. The women are not shrinking violets and even though the men are alpha, they give their ladies credit for having some smarts and skills. It's a good give and take. Trina and Keith are the same. He's definitely Alpha (former Seal team leader) and she's very smart (a PhD in Military History). A great combination but both are headstrong. That causes some of the tension.
On a different note, Keith's relationship with his father was something completely different. I've never thought about problems that might arise in that type of situation. (Can't say more, sorry). Good call by Ms Grant to throw that relationship into the mix.
What I didn't like: Even though Withholding Evidence read like a longer novel, I did want more. Now, I'm not an author and I have no idea what Ms Grant could have done to make it more. Just a thought. I'm greedy!
This is an e-book and priced at $2.99 on Amazon.