Hotshot by Catherine Mann is the second book in the “Dark Ops” romantic suspense series. Publisher: Berkley Sensation (Penguin), May 2009
Old flames burn the hottest.
Major Vince DeLuca may have just accepted his most difficult recon mission ever—keeping an eye on Shay Bassett. As a pilot in the Air Force’s top secret test unit, Vince keeps a cool head at the controls. But ever since they were teens, Shay’s had a way of jamming his radar. Vince owes it to her dad, his old mentor, to keep her safe—but can he do it at arm’s length?
Once young and desperate herself, Shay cares deeply about the troubled teens she works with. Now she’s scheduled to tell Congress about Cleveland ’s escalating gang activity, and someone out there is trying to cut her testimony short. Living to tell the tale may depend on trusting the one man who burned her so badly years ago—and still makes her feel hot all over.
This was an entertaining and fast read. Shay having survived a childhood filled with angst she tries to help those and now someone wants her dead. Enters a friend from her past who will do everything to keep her safe. My rating: 3.5 stars