Series: Final Hour #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Washington DC
The clock is ticking
Fearsome Gray Box operative Gideon Stone is devoted to his work and his team. He's never given reason to doubt his loyalty...until he's tasked with investigating Willow Harper, a beguiling cryptologist suspected of selling deadly bio-agents on the black market.
He knows she's innocent. He knows she's being framed. And he knows that without him, Willow will be dead before sunrise.
Thrust into the crossfire of an insidious international conspiracy, Gideon will do anything to keep Willow safe...even if that means waging war against his own. With time running out, an unlikely bond pushes limits―and forges loyalties. Every move they make counts. And the real traitor is always watching...
Nothing to Fear is a superb romantic suspense read! There is non stop action and a realistic portrayal of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Gideon is the badass black ops operative and Willow the quiet, introverted computer girl. There is a mole at their super secret facility, Grey Box, and people are desperate to find out who. Willow ends up in the cross hairs but Gideon knows she is being framed. The story of Nothing to Fear centers on the insane measures these two have to take in order to avoid an early and violent death.
I always appreciate stories that feature people with ASD and I thought Rushdan did a good job expressing how ASD affects adults. Willow is aware of her limitations and has managed to carve a good life for herself despite the fact her sisters think she is broken. Gideon feels attraction to Willow, but he has more baggage than Delta. His estranged wife died in a car accident and he spends his time on secret, dangerous, and deadly missions. He doesn’t feel that he is good enough for someone like Willow.
Gideon and Willow’s push/pull attraction wasn’t my favorite part of Nothing to Fear because I tend to prefer decisive characters (Willow admitted early on she was attracted to Gideon). However, the real winner of this story is the action. While you know who the villain is, what you don’t know is how Gideon and Willow will pull this off and survive. Rushdan’s writing is brilliant and I was engrossed in the story nearly instantly. Nothing to Fear will keep you reading well past your bedtime because there is no break in the action!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: black ops, on the run
- Triggers: none (unless you are triggered by being chased and shot at frequently)
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
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