From the hellhole of a Taliban prison to sweet freedom, five brave military heroes have made it home--and they're ready to take on the civilian missions no one else can. Individually they're intimidating. Together they're invincible. They're the men of ARES Security.
Rafe Vargas is only in Newton, Iowa, to clear out his late grandfather's small house. As the covert ops specialist for ARES Security, he's eager to get back to his new life in Texas. But when he crosses paths with Annie White, a haunted beauty with skeletons in her closet, he can't just walk away--not when she's clearly in danger. . .
There's a mysterious serial killer on the loose with a link to Annie's dark past. And the closer he gets, the deeper Rafe's instinct to protect kicks in. But even with his considerable skill, Annie's courage, and his ARES buddies behind him, the slaying won't stop. Now it's only a matter of time before Annie's next--unless they can unravel a history of deadly lies that won't be buried.
Such a good book! ARES security is made up of 5 men who are closer than brothers. Rafe is one of those men and he is dealing with some family issues. His grandfather died and he has to go and clean out his house so it can be sold. While he is there, he meets Annie. She intrigues him and something inside pushes for him to protect her. She has a past and is trying to stop horrible things from happening in the present but a killer has his sights set on her.
I absolutely love the 5 guys that annoy the heck out of each other because they won't let one of their own go into danger without backup. Rafe doesn't want to go clean out his grandfather's house but it is something he has to do. While there, he meets Annie and there is an instant attraction. I like how Annie didn't just fall for him immediately but walked away the first time. Their chemistry was great and I love how the other 4 ARES didn't wait for him to ask for help but showed up even when he didn't want them there.
It is a 5/5 for me. A great start to a promising new series!!
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.