Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home—and take on civilian missions no one else can. They're the men of ARES Security. Highly skilled, intimidating, invincible, and one by one, tested again and again…
Lucas St. Clair's prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him—one that didn't include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he's a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her.
Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she's convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it's soon clear that isn't true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim's last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves…
I really do love this series by Alexandra Ivy! In this book, Lucas hears that a guy he went to school with was murdered. Not only that but he is carrying around two things that make Lucas go into protective mode of his old girlfriend, Mia. The two of them parted on less than good terms but Lucas is determined to keep Mia safe. I absolutely adore the men in these books. They are so close and have each others' backs through it all.
Lucas dropped everything to make sure Mia was safe and his friend/business partners backed him up. There is still the sub-story about what is going on with the notes being left and I can't wait to see where that goes. I enjoy 'watching' the investigation and how things unfold right in front of the men and the action they have to take to stay alive. Mia was a good, strong woman but there was no doubt that she and Lucas were made for each other! It doesn't hurt a strong woman to want/need a strong man ;)
It was a 5/5 for me. I will follow this series to the end!
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.