Series: Order of the Black Knights: Book Four
Author: Evelise Archer
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Category: Mystery/Suspense, Fantasy: Urban Fantasy
US Marshal Jaeger Tripp is assigned to the Federal Witness Protection Program. The hurt and destruction he’s seen—along with protecting criminals who are only cooperating with the authorities to keep themselves out of jail—have left him with a bleak and jaded view of both life and people. His current assignment is Wren O’Riley, a computer wizard who witnessed a high-profile cartel hit.
To Jaeger, Wren is the same as any other job. He must protect him long enough to get him to testify at trial, and his personal feelings have no place in his work and must be set aside. But that’s easier said than done. On the run and fighting for their lives, Jaeger and Wren can’t help but grow closer. And Jaeger can’t help seeing beyond Wren’s nerdy exterior to a man who might be just what Jaeger needs to settle his soul and capture his heart—if they survive long enough to get that chance.
Jaeger Tripp works as a US Marshal assigned to help protect some of the worst people who've decided to save themselves by testifying against those just like them. They don't deserve to be walking away free in his mind, yet that's not his decision to make. His only objective is to protect them. When he's assigned to protect an important witness in a Cartel case, he has no intention of making nice. This Wren O’Riley is just as bad as the men he's testifying against and if he needs to, Jaeger will be more than happy to end him.
Unfortunately, personal and professional feelings aside, Jaeger can't deny he's attracted to Wren in a way he's never experienced in the past. He's not the only one, though. Wren is just as drawn to Jaeger as Jaeger is to him. Wren has secrets and he needs to trust Jaeger enough to tell him, otherwise neither of them will make it out of this alive.
This is probably my least favorite book in the series. It's not a matter of not being well written because the writing was fine for the most part, although I was not a fan of the sexy talk, I thought that was a bit over-the-top and cheesy.
I think my biggest problem was just not falling in love with or connecting with the characters. I didn't like the vibe that I got from Jaeger in the beginning of the book and it never really changed throughout the entire story. Plus, honestly, I was kind of indifferent to Wren. He just didn't really stand out to me. The story itself just didn't grip me like the others and I wish that it did because I have really enjoyed this series and I can't wait for the next book to come out.
*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*