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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Friendly Fire by Megan Hart

Friendly Fire by Megan Hart
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (53 Pages)
Heat Level: Hot
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Canterbury Bell

After Agent Kendall Frasier's partner is shot in "friendly fire" during a drug bust, she agrees to take a week's vacation on a tropical island as part of her psychiatric evaluation. Sand, sun, sea—what could be better to help her work through her guilt? Even if the presence of the man responsible for the shooting, Agent Zane Vincent, seems counterproductive to her mental health.

As Kendall gets to know Zane, and realizes he feels worse about what happened than she does, it becomes impossible to hate him. And their mutual attraction becomes impossible to deny.

Kendall and Zane soon agree to put the event that brought them together in the past—and spend the present exploring their most erotic desires. Do they have a future in the real world when their week in paradise is over?

How do you get someone to forgive you for something you did when you can’t even forgive yourself? And how do you live with the consequences for the rest of your life.

Out to endure a forced two week vacation Agent Kendall Frasier lands on vacation paradise island for rest and evaluation courtesy of a shooting that left her partner dead. On board the plane is Agent Zane Vincent, the owner of the gun that killed her partner. This is going to prove to be an interesting two weeks.

For Zane Vincent, how can he live with what happened? For Kendall Frasier, forgiving Zane Vincent isn’t as easy as forgetting that there was nothing she could have done to save her partner. Therapy and time bring the agents to an impasse...accept what has happened and explore the growing attraction between them or walk away and live with even more regrets.

Kendall and Zane are two of life’s more extreme characters. They live hard, they play hard and they accept what life is throwing at them. Megan Hart is great at creating such totally complex characters and give them the intelligence to find their way back to life. Throwing them together creates passion and emotions that are explosive. The brevity of this story is its only flaw. You want to know so much more about them and experience more of their time together, alone and exposed down to their souls.

This is a passionate, well written and entertaining short story. What else would you expect from Megan Hart. If you can stop staring at the cover!!