by Cindy McDonald
Series: First Force
Paperback: 370 pages
Publisher: McWriter Books (September 13, 2014)
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File Size: 1449 KB
Print Length: 307 pages
Publisher: Acorn Book Services (September 12, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★
Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the publisher. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.
This was a quick read, took me only a day and a few hours to read the whole story.
I immensely enjoyed reading this mainly because of the characters and setting of the story. I liked Silja and Grant. Some main characters annoy the readers with their love story but not these two. They are very easy to like, especially, Grant. Toughie but softie and sweet when it comes to Silja...
I was also hooked because the setting of the story is in Russia. I love Russia and Russian men! The author did a good job in narrating the story and the setting well. It was easy to imagine everything and the story flowed just right. I highly recommend this book for readers looking for a new series to start!
About the book:
Five years ago, First Force operative Grant Ketchum let the ballerina of his dreams dance right out of his life.
After her American adoptive parents had been killed in an automobile accident, Silja Ramsay returned to her birthplace, Russia, to take the position of the principal dancer for the Novikov Ballet Company. She was living her dreams, and although they had very little contact, Grant was proud of her.
The owner and director of the ballet company, Natalia Novikov, has a dark secret: her beloved ballet company is almost broke. Natalia has become so desperate for funds to keep the company afloat that she’s forced her dancers to prostitute themselves to financial contributors at exclusive after-show parties.
As the prima ballerina of the troupe, Silja has been exempt and kept in the dark about the parties, until a big-time American financier, who is obsessed with Silja, offers to bail the failing ballet company out and provide Natalia with everything she will ever need. His prerequisite: Silja must become his personal companion, live in his home, and fulfill his every desire.
Against her will, Silja is taken to the American’s mansion, but before she goes she manages to send a text to the only man who can save her, Grant:
Now Grant Ketchum is on a mission to find his lost ballerina and rescue her from this powerful man’s subjugation. He will do anything to get her out alive.
If they survive, will he let her chasse out of his life again?
About the author
For twenty-six years Cindy’s life whirled around a song and a dance. She was a professional dancer/choreographer for most of her adult life and never gave much thought to a writing career until 2005. She often notes: Don’t ask me what happened, but suddenly I felt drawn to my computer to write about things that I have experienced with my husband’s Thoroughbreds and happenings at the racetrack—she muses: they are greatly exaggerated upon of course—I’ve never been murdered. Viola! Cindy’s first book series, Unbridled, was born.
Cindy is a huge fan of romantic suspense series, and although she isn’t one to make New Year’s resolutions, on New Year’s Day 2013 she made a commitment to write one, Into the Crossfire is the first book for The First Force Series. People are always asking Cindy: Do you miss dance? With a bitter sweet smile on her lips she tells them: Sometimes I do. I miss my students. I miss choreographing musicals, but I love writing my books, and I love sharing them with my readers.
Cindy resides on her forty-five acre Thoroughbred farm with her husband and her Cocker Spaniel, Allister, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.