Freedom (Blackstone, #3) by J.L. Drake
Series: Blackstone, #3
Author: J.L. Drake
Genres: Military, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 24, 2019
Rain pelted my face as I pushed through the roar of the storm.
Deep in the belly of Mexico, my team and I were on the hunt. One of the cartel’s mules flipped and wanted a ticket to freedom. The information they held could be our game-changer.
Returning home to a civilian lifestyle was always an adjustment, even if it was temporary. However, a chance encounter with Catalina Mandas made that transition a little bit easier. She was sweet, sexy, feisty, and saw me for who I was. She completely captivated me.
But Catalina warned me that we could never be together, that her past and mine could never coexist. Secrets were standing in our way, but I wasn’t willing to let her go that easily.
Back on a mission, and possibly one of the biggest rescues Blackstone has ever pulled off, I collided with one of my biggest nightmares.
And now, two things will be tested…
Trust and freedom.
5 iScream Cones
"—we came from very different worlds. Worlds that when they collide, someone gets hurt—"
Be still my Blackstone heart. You know what they say about 'the bigger they are, the harder they fall', right? "I stood six foot six, two hundred and sixty pounds of solid muscle and tattooed from head to toe—" He's very good at his job, and light on his feet despite his size. It's his heart that's in danger of falling when he runs into her.
She's feisty and funny and she doesn't back down. She made quite the impression on him. He hadn't been looking for her, but once he met her he couldn't get her out of his head. He didn't expect to see her again...and there she was. How was he supposed to resist her? "She laughed and reached out for my arm, and the instant she made contact, I felt our magnets fuse together.
Of course, I'm well aware of why he avoids relationships. His covert line of work that requires him to drop everything and run at the drop of a hat makes it kinda hard, right? The getting to know you talk is very short when he can't disclose any details. But that doesn't stop him from wanting to get to know her. Nor does his extensive training in interrogation do any good when it comes to learning her secrets. Her walls are as high as his.
You'd think they wouldn't have anything to talk about if they took all of that off the table, but nope, they have plenty to say. They even have whole conversations without words. Steamy stares and lustful longing is communication, right? I tried to stay clear of their magnetic field to avoid being zapped, but I'm a #VirtualVoyeur and couldn't wait for them to give in to the pull.
If that's not hot enough, then there are the behind the scenes scary and dangerous missions that his team is involved in to raise my temperature even more. Then, when her dark and dangerous secret gets thrown into the mix, I might need to stick my head in the freezer. Are you getting the picture? It's that damn good! And guess what? There's at least one more sexy single team member that needs my attention. The line forms here...
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.