I just loved this book! From the first word, Murderer, the story just drew me in and I couldn’t wait to find out what had happened in the past and what Krista and Cash would do next. It had plenty of danger and plot twists that kept me guessing. The story was well-paced, with enough action to keep the story moving while the characters also had a chance to develop and tell the stories of their pasts.
Plot: Krista Curry and her Opa (grandfather) are attending a soccer game when Krista stumbles across a bomb. Fortunately for her and the rest of the crowd, First Response Squad bomb tech Cash Dixon is there and able to save the day. Unfortunately, Krista is the only one who can identify the bomber and now Cash and the FRS need to keep her safe. Despite the wariness of the rest of the FRS, Cash is drawn to Krista, who’s clearly hiding something. In order to keep her safe, he needs to earn her trust and find out the whole story.
Characters: I liked Krista immediately because of her close relationship with Opa. She clearly would do anything for him. Opa, AKA Otto, is such a fun character. He may not be a young man anymore, but he’s still feisty and he wants the best for his granddaughter, which he might think means Cash Dixon. Part southern charm and part likeable hero, Cash may be my favorite member of the FRS.
Recommendation: While Explosive Alliance is the second book in the First Responders series, it can be read as a stand-alone. This series reminds me of Dee Henderson’s O’Malleys series because the members of the FRS all act like a family and they have similar and dangerous occupations. I’d recommend this book to anyone who’s a fan of romantic suspense.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
For more on the First Responders series, or to check out Susan’s other recent release, Web of Deceit, visit here: http://www.susansleeman.com/books/
or see my review of Web of Deceit: https://michellekrim.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/web-of-deceit-by-susan-sleeman/