I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hard As Ice: The Fortis Series by Raven Scott
Published by Dafina on July 28, 2015
Pages: 352 pages
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When money is no object, discretion is essential, and time is of the essence, the police are not an option. That’s when the wealthy and powerful call on the men of Fortis—a trio of former government agents with elite military training—not to mention charm and good looks…
Now that Evan DaCosta has recovered from an injury sustained in his work with the CIA, he’s ready to continue his life of adventure, intrigue, and service. That means joining Fortis—and taking on the recovery of precious jewels stolen from a prestigious auction house. The list of suspects is long, but Evan is focused on the possibility of an inside job. Now he’ll have to go undercover and stay close to the gorgeous business manager, Nia James. That won’t be a problem….But if she’s the thief, she just may steal his heart in the process…
A gifted salesperson, Nia worked hard to get where she is today. Now, with her career at stake, she can’t afford to be distracted by a man. Yet when Evan walks into the auction house, all six foot three of solid muscle poured into a tailored suit, Nia can’t help feeling safe, protected—and turned on. The feeling is mutual, and soon, despite their private misgivings, Nia and Evan become intensely entangled. But can their relationship survive their secrets?...
This romantic suspense offering from Raven Scott was a page turner for me and I can’t wait to get to the next book in the series.
Evan DaCosta AKA as “Ice” a nickname acquired when he was an agent with the CIA, is now a managing partner with FORTIS, a full solution security firm with over 20 agents, is on his first assignment in Boston leading a team of three agents with the mission of solving a multimillion-dollar jewelry heist quickly as possible.
Nia James, managing director of Worthington Gallery and Auction House is suspect only because she is the only other person besides the owner, who knew when the valuable jewelry was going to be delivered and the only one with the combination to the safe.
Within 12 hours Edward Worthington hired FORTIS and they have a short window to recover the stolen goods. As the investigation gears up, so does the heat between Evan and Nia even as she is under suspicion.
Raven Scott is excellent at building the suspense and romance so those who love this genre, this is for you. I look forward to reading all the books in this series and recommend you read them also.
Reviewed by: Linda