Facing Fire (Bad Boys Undercover #3)
Avon / September 29, 2015 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital
When his uncle is brutally murdered, Josiah King knows that business just got personal. His uncle's ties to the Alliance can mean only one thing: Josiah and his black ops team are targets, along with everyone they love. Primed for vengeance, Josiah is determined to unravel the plot—until long-legged redhead Sutton Dahl becomes a dangerous distraction.
Sutton is very good at uncovering other people's secrets—and protecting her own. When Josiah bursts into her life she's torn between pushing him away and asking for his help. Mysterious, strong, and much too sexy, he's a puzzle she longs to solve, and a temptation she can't ignore.
Thrown together in the face of Alliance's most lethal threat, Josiah and Sutton become unlikely partners, fighting for their lives even as the attraction between them flares into real passion. Torn between his team and the woman who means everything to him, Josiah will risk it all to save Sutton, even if that decision is his last.
Here's the bottom line: if you enjoy the Cinemax series Strike Back, you will love this book. The romance in Facing Fire is enjoyable enough, but the place the book really shines, the thing that reminds me so strongly of the show, is the relationship between the two Alliance agents, our hero Josiah and his partner Mike. I think this is what's been missing in previous Bad Boys Undercover books. I liked them, I enjoyed them, I wanted to read the next one, but I didn't feel a huge surge of attachment the way I did with Facing Fire.