No Turning Back
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by Kaylea Cross
Description: CIA communications expert Samarra Wallace is on the run from a faceless enemy when she learns terrorists have kidnapped and threatened to execute her cousin. She will do whatever it takes to free her, including breaking cover to contact the former teammate she is dangerously attracted to. Now all she has to do is convince him she's not working for the bad guys. Ex-Army Ranger Ben Sinclair isn't sure he can trust Sam, but he can't turn her away. Lives are at stake and she may be the only way to capture the terrorist mastermind his team is hunting. Despite his reservations, he finds himself falling for her. But when Sam's innocence is questioned again during a botched operation in the remote mountains of Afghanistan, the team pays a terrible price for trusting her. In the wake of that staggering betrayal Ben must decide if she's the innocent woman he fell in love with, or if she's a traitor who'd set them up to die.
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Crimson Rose, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: June 2010
8 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [444 KB]
Reading time: 288-404 min.
Ben seemed remote, but she sensed something seething beneath his composed exterior. Whatever was going on in his head, he had to have something more on his mind than her disappearance.
"You seem upset," she ventured, not knowing what to make of it. If anyone should be upset, shouldn't it be her?
An awful silence met her words. It expanded until it filled the room and pressed in on her.
"Upset?" he said finally, then shrugged. "I'm not upset. I'm just trying to figure out why you'd fall off the face of the earth exactly when bad shit started happening."
She licked her lips, not liking what he was inferring. Something else must have happened that she didn't know about. "I don't know what I can say that will make you believe me," she began, stomach squeezing tighter when he didn't even glance at her. Despair filled her. "I called you because I need your help."
He set her BlackBerry on the side table next to him and regarded her dispassionately. "That's nice."
His remote expression jangled her nerves. What had happened to make him look at her like that?
"You want me to trust you, Sam?"
She frowned. "Of course I do."
"You're a bright girl, so I'm sure you can understand why that's not going to happen. But if you want to try to earn my trust, I'm game." He tilted his dark head, pale eyes glittering a challenge in the lamp light. "You can start by taking off all your clothes."