Chance Encounter by Christy Reece
LCR Elite Series, Book 2
Christy Reece (June 29, 2015)
Romantic Suspense/Military/Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
She’s the face of innocence whose secrets, if uncovered, could destroy her carefully crafted life.
On the cusp of achieving every goal she’s set for herself, Kacie Dane is one step away from superstardom. The hell she endured five years ago is a nightmare of the past. With a new name and a new life, no one would ever recognize her as the ravaged victim she’d once been. Her secret is safe…or so she thinks.
He’s a disgraced former sports star looking for redemption, determined to stay in the shadows.
Once the golden boy of the NFL, Brennan Sinclair’s fall from grace was witnessed by the entire world. Determined to stay out of the limelight and make his life count for something, he joins the Elite branch of Last Chance Rescue. Brennan never expected his first assignment would draw him back into the life that almost destroyed him.
Some secrets should never be kept. Some sins can never be forgiven.
Someone knows exactly who Kacie Dane is and will stop at nothing to destroy her. Brennan is sure that he, along with his LCR Elite partners, can keep Kacie safe and unmask the evil trying to destroy her, but he never expected to lose his heart to the one woman he couldn’t have.
A killer bent on revenge. A woman who refuses to be broken. A man in need of redemption.
No one is safe.
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(Reviewed July 2, 2015)
Christy Reece consistently delivers emotion, suspense, and fantastic reading. This was, in my opinion, not the normal full-out action, intense packed LCR novel that I’ve come to know, but a sweeter story with a lot of tender romance. I loved it. The action did come, but it was later in the novel. Kacie’s character is pure sweetness with growing confidence while still working on her recovery from evil events five years ago. Brennan is full of self-contempt; a victim of his own demons. He was unjustly judged and never fought to redeem himself because he just didn’t care enough. He shows Kacie his gentleness, makes her feel treasured, makes her feel again, and gives her strength to get through everything being thrown at her. He feels, however, that he will taint her reputation by being around her. She is a model known worldwide with more greatness in store. He is a hated former football celebrity with an ax to grind with the press. They just wouldn’t work. But their chemistry is undeniable and they can’t fight it. Again, Ms. Reece threw me in different directions on the villain. I didn’t even get close on guessing the right one, never had the villain on my radar. What a specular ending. A wonderful addition to the LCR Elite series.
Read an excerpt from Chance Encounter over on Christy’s website:
LCR Elite – A Whole New Level of Danger
Infiltrating the most volatile locations in the world, LCR Elite Operatives risk everything to rescue high value targets. Unsanctioned. Off the grid. Every operation a secret, danger-filled mission. Led by
Last Chance Rescue founder Noah McCall, LCR Elite will stop at nothing, no matter the cost, to fulfill their promise.
Book 1: Running on Empty
Book 2: Chance Encounter
Book 3: Running Scared
Book 4: Running Wild
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Growing up in a tiny Alabama community boasting only one stop sign and a gas station gave Christy ample opportunity to create daring adventures in her head. When she wasn’t thinking of her story characters, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys kept her entertained and out of trouble. Later came the chills of Stephen King and the thrills of John Grisham, but the romance genre always held a strong place in her heart.
When she’s not writing or spending time with her wonderful family, she still loves to read. A suspenseful story full of drama, angst, suspense, mystery, and romance is still her favorite. Throw in a happy ever after and she is one happy camper.
Christy lives in Alabama with her husband and a menagerie of fur-kids.