Nell MacInnes can spot a forgery from a mile away. After all, she learned from the best—her father is one of the art world’s most notorious thieves. His brutal beating by the very authorities who claim to keep the world safe from harm taught her one more valuable lesson—trust no one.
The last thing rugged Navy SEAL Dakota Smith needs on his mission is a tempting woman he doesn’t trust. But a sketch by Leonardo da Vinci has gone missing, and the art conservator’s skill in detecting forgery would be invaluable, if only her ties to the criminal world are as dead as she says they are.
Soon an edgy partnership and white-hot attraction are forged between Nell and Dakota as they race to Draycott Abbey to track down a ruthless criminal with terrorist ties before time runs out—and the da Vinci is lost forever.
This was a purely fun read! Nell is a mountain climbing, independent, art restorer. Dakota is a sexy Navy SEAL whose job it is to figure out if Nell is part of her father's criminal world. Because of circumstances they are thrown together and sparks fly. As the story unfolds, they HAVE to trust each other to find the truth and the stolen art and their relationship gets hotter and hotter.
I like Nell's adventuresome spirit. Dakota was a wonderful character to visualize! The story of their meeting was fun. There were a couple surprises and twists that weren't expected, but the best part was the relationship between Nell and Dakota. Neither want to trust the other, but with the sparks between them, they can't hold out for long. They need each other's expertise to find the missing art and stay one step ahead of the criminals.
I rate this book 3/5. It was a good, fun read but not something to put on your 'keeper' shelf.