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Unforgiven by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Deep Ops #5
Published by Zebra on June 7, 2022
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Gemma Falls never expected to use her game theory expertise to outrun a killer. But for years, that skill is all that kept her one step ahead of a deadly stalker. When Gemma gets the chance to teach at D.C. University, she hopes she and her young daughter have found a safe harbor. The only flaw is the arrogant philosophy professor who’s always underfoot giving unwanted advice—in his sexy British accent . . .
Jethro Hanson has blood on his hands. He’s working within ivy-covered university halls now, but he knows that his work with the Deep Ops team and the deadly acts he once committed for the sake of Queen and country place him beyond forgiveness—until he meets Gemma . . .
Soon, the passion between them stuns them both. But when Jethro discovers a threat is fast overtaking her, he must choose between the redemption he seeks—and releasing the ever-present killer inside . .
I’m enjoying the romantic suspense in the Deep Ops series. There is a new couple in each story. The characters and situation are rather over the top, not quite realistic or believable. Although the humor is a bit ridiculous with quirky characters, the violence is gritty. There’s a dog and a cat on the team.
I totally felt for Gemma. She has been on the run with her daughter, Trudy. I hated for her how she couldn’t trust anyone, even when she needs help. She makes sure her daughter has the best, and makes sacrifices herself. Her mother and ex-fiance are the scum of the earth. I appreciate how Gemma is willing to skirt the law in some ways, but tries to follow it in others. Trudy tickles me pink.
Jethro is connected with the Deep-Ops team and since Wolfe has decided they are best friends, it’s happening. No matter how much Jethro wants to solve his own problems and keep his friends out of it. The more dangerous things become, he realizes he will have to let them help, because Gemma and Trudy are at risk. It is a sad situation for him with the bad guy. At least he has his MI6 twins, who drop everything to come to his aid.
Jethro and Gemma come together pretty quickly which is not unusual for romantic suspense. The danger puts them more closely together and intensifies everything. Besides, Trudy has decided. I enjoy the found family feeling of this team and how they protect and help each other.
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