Barrel Proof

Carina: Harlequin. (Agents Irish & Whiskey, Bk. 3). Aug. 2017. 189p. ebk. ISBN 9781488024405. $3.99. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, LGBTQ
OrangeReviewStarPicking up where Cask Strength leaves off, this final installment in Reyne's romantic suspense series reads like a movie script, with fast-paced action and sharp dialog. FBI agents Jamie Walker and Aidan Talley are on the trail of terrorist Pierre Renaud when he escapes through a literal smoke screen. Jamie has a near brush with death but not before he utters a truth he has been keeping about Aidan's late husband in addition to others in their circle. Fueled by betrayal, Aidan goes undercover alone to heal emotionally, which puts him at the center of the havoc Renaud will try to unleash. And Jamie will stop at nothing to support his partner—and the man he loves—even if it puts his life on the line again. Jamie and Aidan's relationship is simultaneously super-hot and tender. Readers will feel the torture of the treachery and their bittersweet love. At its heart, this is a novel about second chances, cloaked in a superb, high-stakes plot.
VERDICT Readers looking for M/M titles or romantic suspense that focuses on an FBI partnership as well as a central love affair will be rewarded with delicious, angst-filled energy. Reyne (Single Malt) delivers. Note: The titles are best read in series order.

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