I enjoyed Race to Kill by Rachel Kall as it has a good balance of suspense, intrigue and romance. The main characters, Vivian and Marcus, are believable and likable in the relationship they forge. Although I am pretty good at figuring out “who done it” in most books, I have to say this ending surprised me. I was kept guessing right up to the end. The only concern I had when reading the book was that because it flashed between the main characters and the killer I sometimes was confused by who was talking. It would have helped to have had some kind of transition that alerted the reader to which character was speaking.
However, I would recommend the book to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense and especially like stories about murder and mayhem. Vivian, the presidential candidate media specialist, seems to handle the press well even under conditions where her life is threatened. Marcus, her body guard who has an agenda of his own, is a tough, strong hero figure and yet someone who still manages to be human in light of his former Delta Force training. Together they search for the truth in spite of the threats to their lives. It is what we look for in a romance many would aspire to.
I think this book was entertaining, action packed enough to keep me reading and one I would recommend to others for the pure pleasure to escape into a world few of us would ever encounter.
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About the Book:
When fiercely independent Vivian Reese is thrust onto the national stage during a heated presidential campaign, she doesn’t expect to become a media darling. She also doesn’t expect to start to fall for her sexy new bodyguard, Marcus Locke. But when threats start surfacing against the sitting President’s campaign and all evidence points to Vivian, she doesn’t know who to trust.
Delta Force Operator turned FBI agent Marcus Locke is supposed to be investigating campaign finance crimes. He’s not supposed to be checking out the sexy, eloquent campaign spokeswoman Vivian Reese, who’s one of his prime suspects! But when they are caught in the middle of a presidential race that is quickly turning deadly, he is forced to put both his heart and his job in the line of fire.
Tempers flare and passions ignite as the campaign gets dangerous, but when bullets start to fly will either of them survive?