Book Review: At Any Cost

Fallon Hughes is like any young attorney suffering through her first year in a white-shoe Washington, D.C. firm: overworked, exhausted, and lacking a social life.

She’s also the daughter of the President-Elect of the United States.

Tom Bishop is the Secret Service agent assigned to protect her. After losing his wife on 9/11, he is not prepared to find himself attracted to the sexy, smart protectee. The ethics questions alone are explosive and despite the red-hot tension between them, he will not risk his career or Fallon’s reputation on a tryst that he is sure they will both regret.

When Fallon receives a phone call from a frantic young man who tells her he has information regarding a grave national security threat she agrees to meet him at a public coffee shop. He never arrives. The next morning, she hears on the news that he jumped off the roof of a building and killed himself.

Fallon suspects Antoine Campbell did not commit suicide and launches an investigation. Despite a growing sense of paranoia, Fallon is determined to prove Campbell was murdered.

At first, Agent Bishop tries to dissuade Fallon from becoming involved. He has reasons for wanting to keep her out of it, only one of which is professional. As the threats mount against the woman he loves, who also happens to be his protectee, he struggles to stay loyal to the Secret Service code, Worthy of Trust and Confidence.

When it becomes obvious that Campbell was murdered, Tom and Fallon must expose the conspiracy in her father’s administration before Fallon meets the same fate.

Set against the backdrop of Washington, DC, At Any Cost takes readers into the super-secret world of the Secret Service, the NSA, and ultimately the most private reaches of the White House.

File Size: 424 KB
Print Length: 312 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Enabled

*Note* This one has two different book covers. The one pictured is the "tamer" of the two. :)

My thoughts: Bohemian turned attorney, guarded by sexy lover who left her high and dry in Greece, is now targeted by a sleeper terrorist group because she answered her phone. This was a pretty intense book, and dealt with a few political hot buttons while depicting a seriously steamy romance. I would almost have to say it was more a suspense thriller…except the romance was full tilt NA. I mean, who hasn't fantasized about having sex in a stairwell, pushed up against the wall?! In a twist, Tom seems to be the one with the deeply rooted problems, and following along as he finally dealt with the death of his wife so he could open his heart to Fallon…amazing. The family drama on Fallon's side was equally dysfunctional, stepped up a notch since her daddy was the president-elect. Suspenseful and sexy!

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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