Series: Blackstone Series #1
Author: JL Drake
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 16, 2017 Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Bullets fly during a dangerous mission, and Major Mark Lopez is critically injured…
A Blackstone soldier, Mark is transferred to the North Dakota hospital with the security clearance to treat members of the elite covert team. The pretty new nurse assigned to his case knows her stuff, but Mark soon discovers she knows more than just how to save lives. Mia Harper knows the Blackstone Code.
Mia is a bit of gypsy and doesn’t engage much with people—but there’s something about her mysterious new patient…
After Mark recovers from surgery, he is discharged from the hospital with orders to rest. Not that he does. Instead he rushes to México for the team’s next assignment. But when he returns to the hospital again and again with minor—and not so minor—injuries, Mia suspects he’s only coming to see her. Romance ignites, and because Mia signed a non-disclosure agreement at the hospital, Mark is able to open up more with Mia than any other woman.
Some debts demand payment in either cash or blood…
When someone from Mark’s past comes to him for help, old secrets start to resurface, and more blood is shed. Worlds collide and lies are exposed in an all-or-nothing underground poker game.
Mark must put his life on the line to keep Mia safe…and to finally learn the answer to the question that’s haunted him his whole life.
What really happened that night twenty-five years ago?
5 stars: “Great series so far - definitely does not disappoint! I can't wait until the next book! Highly recommend this series and this author!” - K. Thomas
5 stars: “This continuation of the Blackstone "family". This has turned out to be one of the most entertaining and enjoyable series I've read in a while. Well worth reading!” - Kindle Customer
5 stars: “Loved this story. Loved the interaction between the brothers and feeling like you are routing for the love they are in desperate need of.” - Andrea Selner
This is a spin-off from this authors Broken trilogy series and these really need to be read first before this one, I didn't realize it was a spin-off till I'd read it so I didn't have a chance to read the others first and so I felt a bit lost in places which has affected my rating. Some of the references to other characters that had happened in the other books confused me although it was easy enough to keep track on who was in what relationship I just wished I'd knew to read the others first.
This is Mark and Mia's story full of drama and angst that will keep you reading. I enjoyed the banter between these two and seeing their story develop.
I will be re-reading this story after reading the Broken trilogy series and hopeing I can rate it higher then 3.5 when I understand it more.
Bestselling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children.
When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.
An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue.
She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.