Date of publication: October 15, 2011
Crossfire: Driftwood—Book 0.5
Crossfire: Fire and Ice—Book 2
Crossfire: Hearts on Fire—Book 3
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This is the first book in the Crossfire Trilogy.
A deadly mercenary wakes up in the home of Marcelle Deschamps, a woman he has never met, but who haunts his dreams. As the weeks go by, and his body heals, he finds himself falling in love with her, but can he overcome the guilt he feels at the life stolen from her? Will the dark side of his psyche, the result of his terrible past, triumph and hurt her? If she finds out his part in the death of her husband, will she chase him away or grant him absolution?
Marcelle Deschamps, the golden girl of world cycling, struggles to cope with life after the death of her husband, a famous racing driver. Life is a challenge, where even a restful night’s sleep is impossible. She saves Stefan Ziegler’s life when she finds him helpless and wounded, and gives him shelter in her home. Soon she finds out that her patient has the uncanny ability to grant her the peace that has eluded her for two years. Claude, a close friend, warns her that Stefan is a soulless killer and not the man he pretends to be. Should she believe Claude, or listen to what her heart tells her? Can she risk trusting the man who holds her heart in his hands?
I didn’t care for this book. Marcelle came across as passive-aggressive and was quick to blame others for her problems.
The whole “romance” with Stefan was weird. I agree with Claude where he thought Stefan was a psychopath and a great actor. They were made for each other.
There was one scene in the book that left such a bad taste in my mouth. An awful, lousy taste, and I almost deleted the book off my Kindle and record the book as “unfinished.” It was that bad. But, I worked through it and finished the book.
I do have one question. The terrorists that Stefan had a gun battle with seemed to all but disappeared by the middle of the book. Are they going to turn up in the 2nd or 3rd one? Seeing that I will not read the series, I would like to know. It was the only interesting thing that the book had going for it.