Series | The Border #1
Release Date | August 21, 2019
Published by Soul Mate Publishing
Genres | Contemporary, Slow Burn, Suspense
Format | ARC
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When engineer Avery McAndrews is offered a last-minute assignment to the rough and tumble border town of Zapata, Texas, she doesn’t think twice. Used to pushing past stereotypes, she’s sure this project will earn the long-awaited promotion.
Instead, she’s thrown in the crossfire between warring drug cartels and soon discovers that her captor, Javier Ramos, is more than just a power hungry drug lord. He’s crazy.
As lead attorney for the cartel, it’s Alejandro DeLeon’s job to manage Javier. But this time, Javier’s cruelty reaches epic proportions, and Alejandro finds himself wanting to risk everything to save Avery.
Running for their lives with Mexico’s underworld at their heels, Avery and Alejandro discover unintended and intensifying emotions, feelings neither sought and neither seem prepared to control...
Ohhhhh, what a read Zapata turned out to be and I found it to be rather enjoyable. It wasn’t as suspenseful as I thought it would be, but it definitely had it’s moment scattered throughout the book.
I’d say that this is definitely a slow-burn that puts you on a thrilling ride as these two try to avoid the crazy psychopathic drug lord that is Javier Ramos.
I have to say that Avery was very much that girl in a thriller movie that does everything you’re not supposed to do. And that had me constantly shaking my head at her and yelling no. However, I would have zero idea what I’d do in her shoes especially when it’s a live or die situation.
But she grows significantly throughout the story and definitely came out stronger (and smarter) by the end.
Ahhhh, the slow burn between Avery and Alejandro, I truly loved it so much. But I’m not a huge fan of fade to blacks, so that bummed me out a bit. I loved that you could always feel the sizzling tension between them. And my goodness, Alejandro is just everything!
I enjoyed the fast-paced story line, which made it tough to put this book down. Plus with all the twists and turns, my brain was on overdrive while reading Zapata. I have no idea what’s to come with the rest of this series, but I’m definitely looking forward to reading more by this author.
major thank you to tlc publishing for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.