The last thing Krista Curry expected to find in a soccer stadium was a time bomb. When she alerts explosives expert Cash Dixon, she becomes a local hero. But the attention could expose her real name—and the infamous past she fought to escape. Cash promises Krista protection from the bomber’s retaliation. Yet she hesitates to trust him as she sees his suspicion about her grow with every question she dodges. She can’t expect Cash to continue to safeguard her unless she tells him the truth. Now Cash must decide if she’s an innocent woman or guilty accomplice. But the clock is ticking down—and the real bomber is still on the loose…
I really love this First Responders series by Susan Sleeman! The team feels like a family, and each character has his/her own personality and area of expertise. After so enjoying book one – Silent Night Standoff – I was eager to read Explosive Alliance and catch up with the First Response team once again.
In my review for Silent Night Standoff, I said, “This book takes off at a full-fledged sprint right out of the gate and doesn’t slow down until the epilogue!” The same can be said for Explosive Alliance. Get ready for high-stakes action that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you race against time right along with the First Response team. The plot is anything but predictable – lots to keep you guessing right up until all is revealed.
Let’s talk about Cash Dixon for a moment, shall we? Explosives expert… flirt… southern drawl. From that first instant when he grins across the room at Krista, he had my vote. I don’t know what we were voting on, necessarily, but his name would have been marked, starred, circled, and highlighted on my ballot. Probably with a tween-ish heart over the “i” in Dixon too. And really, it’s a good thing he specializes in explosives because the chemistry between Cash and Krista is pretty powerful. Lots of electricity sizzling in the air whenever they share the page.
Bottom Line: If you’re a fan of Irene Hannon and Lynette Eason, then you need to be reading Susan Sleeman’s books as well. Top-notch suspense, well-developed characters, and breath-stealing romance all wrapped up in a quick read that maintains the quality of a longer-length novel. As far as kissing books go, I would rate this one a level 03 – “may forget to breathe on occasion” 😉
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)
About the Author:
Susan is the bestselling author of Christian/inspirational and clean reads romantic suspense and mysteries. She grew up in a small Wisconsin town where she spent her summers reading Nancy Drew and developing a love of mystery and suspense books. Today, she channels this enthusiasm into writing romantic suspense and mystery novels and hosting the popular internet website TheSuspenseZone.com.
Much to her husband’s dismay, Susan loves to look at everyday situations and turn them into murder and mayhem scenarios for future novels. If you’ve met Susan, she has probably figured out a plausible way to kill you and get away with it. Don’t worry, she’d never follow through on it.
Susan currently lives in Oregon, but has had the pleasure of living in nine states. Her husband is a realtor and they have two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law and an adorable grandson. In her spare time, you can find her enjoying her grandson, reading, gardening or working on TheSuspenseZone.com. You can also connect with Susan at her website.