Winter's Heat (Titan #1) by Cristin Harber
Winters Heat (Titan Book 1)
After putting her life on the line to protect classified intelligence, military psychologist Mia Kensington is on a cross-country road trip from hell with an intrusive save-the-day hero. Uninterested in his white knight act, she’d rather take her chances without the ruggedly handsome, cold-blooded operative who boasts an alpha complex and too many guns.
Colby Winters, an elite member of The Titan Group, has a single objective on his black ops mission: recover a document important to national security. It was supposed to be an easy in-and-out operation. But now, by any means necessary becomes a survival mantra when he faces off with a stunning woman he can’t leave behind.
When Titan’s safe houses are compromised, Colby stashes Mia at his home, exposing his secret—he’s the adoptive father of an orphaned baby girl. Too soon, danger arrives and Mia lands in the hands of a sadistic cartel king with a taste for torture. As hours bleed into fear-drenched days, Colby races across the globe and through a firestorm of bullets to save the woman he can’t live without.
Wow I thought I loved the second book in this series, but Winter's Heat...wow is it good. This is the first in the series and it starts off so good!
Colby Winters is a member of The Titan Group. He is tough and strong and so sexy. When Mia gets mixed up in his mission he could have just let her be and have the cops handle it, but he doesn't. There is something about her that gets to him. Plus he wants to know why she was there to pick up the package he was supposed to get. The package that gets complicated since there was another extraction team there at the same time.
Mia is not some secret spy. At least Colby doesn't think so. She sure acts like a normal citizen, but then how did she get mixed up in all of this. Mia is just trying to do what she thinks is right, but being kidnapped by this big scary guy wasn't on her to do list for the day. He says he is the good guys, but can she trust him? Why does she even want to after he kidnapped her? Only there is something about him that draws her to him.
When things start getting crazy, when it is obvious someone is after Mia, Colby will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. This story is hot and exciting and fun and such oh so good. Every time I think okay they just have to get through this one thing, get out of this one bad situation, then happily ever after it doesn't happen. Something else pops up that just makes things worse. Things don't go as planned or a new situation occurs. I loved it! Lots of action, more that most books I have read, but also super hot and sexy. Mia and Colby are obvious meant to be! Really when you find out all of Colby's secrets...he is just too cute! Mia has her own issues, both don't know what is going on between them, but in the end it all works out. There was some heartache to get there but it was worth it. Oh I loved this story!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2