Code Name: Disavowed
by Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: December 14, 2021
Publisher: Big Dog Books LLC
Book #8 in the Jameson Force Security series
Number of pages: 280
Source: Amazon Purchase
Ages 17 and up
CW: kidnapping, threat of sexual assault, violence
Life works in mysterious ways. Jameson Force Security has just received notice of a disavowed CIA agent in need of rescue in Central America. My blood runs cold when I learn that agent is none other than Greer Hathaway—my former fiancée.
Having gone our separate ways more than a decade ago, I still have bitter feelings toward Greer and the demise of our relationship. Those feelings don’t change the fact that I loved her more than anything, so I’m on the next flight out to embark on a rescue mission. Besides, Greer once saved my life, so now it’s time to return the favor and put her firmly in my past.
Face-to-face for the first time since ending our engagement, Greer and I are left with not only anger, unanswered questions and regrets, but also the undeniable chemistry we apparently still have. Will the promise of a new future together be enough, or will the same obstacles tear us apart again?
For those who read a lot of the romance genre, you know that the stereotypes of women in romance are just not true. They are as multifaceted as people in the real world. In fact, most are written as very strong (sometimes mentally, sometimes physically, sometimes both) and extremely competent so as to be an inspiration to the reader. There is something extra special for me when the character has a non-traditional job. Greer is a tough, smart, skilled CIA operative who has found herself in a bind. Not because she’s not good at her job. She’s excellent at her job, as is obvious since she’s been doing it for many years. Not only does her ex-fiancé, a former CIA operative himself, help to extract her from her situation, it turns out they originally met while Greer was saving Ladd. She can give as good as she gets.
Of course, this being a romantic suspense, the romance is central to the story. Ladd and Greer broke things off a long time ago when they realized they wanted different things in life. Yet neither has forgotten the other and they are quite possibly each other’s “one that got away”. Greer has thrown herself into her CIA career while Ladd went on to work in the private sector after settling down (as much as an agent such as himself can settle down) and having a family. Both are content and happy with their lives, but they also feel as though something is missing.
With sparks flying as soon as these two are reunited, they need to find a way to work together and manage their feelings and expectations. Lucky for both of them, Ladd’s life is full of friends and family that are super supportive and want to see him happy. Plus, Ladd finally pulls himself together and starts to really see their past relationship from Greer’s point of view. He really made some bone-headed mistakes and is the type of person who will admit to that once he realizes how abhorrent his stance was in the past.
This story is fast paced, gritty, touching, and sexy.
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