Absolute Doubt by Cherry Adair
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Contemporary, Action/Adventure
Length: Full (360 pgs)
Rated: 5 stars
Review by Poppy
In a situation this volatile, something is bound to blow!
Three. . .
T-FLAC operative Asher Daklin is running out of time in his race to end the production and sale of the word’s most deadly explosive before a cataclysmic terrorist event occurs. This op isn’t just his last chance at redemption, it’s deeply personal. Because of him, E-1x took his brother’s life and nearly incapacitated him. Now, with the timer counting down the remaining hours, he has to go deep under cover at the home of the mastermind producing the deadly explosive and stop him. Daklin can’t allow anything, or anyone, to distract him from his mission.
Lingerie designer River Sullivan is on a mission of her own—to find her genius brother. When millions of dollars are inexplicably wired to her account she knows he’s trouble. Traveling to the small mining town of Los Santos, situated in the mountainous jungles of Cosio, she accepts the hospitality of her brother’s employer and searches for clues as to Oliver whereabouts. If only she wasn’t overcome with inappropriate lust for one of the other houseguests- a gorgeous bishop with a warrior’s body and laser-sharp eyes that hint at deep, dark secrets.
River and Daklin find themselves in a race against time, hampered by staggering odds and overwhelming desire. Daklin has one final, desperate chance to prove himself, keep River safe, and save the day. . .
What a wild ride!
I’ve never read anything by Cherry Adair. I’ve heard her name, seen her books around, but never made the jump until now. And, I have to say she’s got mad talent!
The start of this book nearly broke me… the prologue is about the death of Daklin’s brother. Ms. Adair clearly showed the fear and desperation inside Daklin as he rushed, without success, to save his brother. I know it was necessary to give Daklin the impetuous to do whatever it took to get the bad guy, but man, was it crazy emotional.
I loved the heroine in the book, River. She was hell on wheels (or maybe that should say “heels”). Gorgeous, but tough and determined, she was exactly (and the only) the kind of woman Daklin would fall for. I loved so much that his undercover assignment was as a Catholic bishop! Talk about a fly in the ointment for their attraction.
The action was non-stop and the reveal of the bad guy surprising, as well as how crazy he was. Be warned, though, the sex in this book is borderline erotic, there are fairly constant sexual references throughout, and there are touches of BDSM mentioned (in some cases, it’s used for controlling another person). But, Daklin is a rough guy, and it would follow that sex for him would be down and dirty. I’m not usually one to read spicier books, but it absolutely didn’t stop my enjoyment and for those who enjoy it, this will certainly meet your approval.
I understand that this isn’t the first time Ms. Adair has written about T-Flac, but I had no problem following the story and I never felt lost. I’m sure there were things I might have missed that followers of the series will see, and it will certainly make their experience even richer.
All in all, a really good, sexy, action adventure. Recommended!