A new standalone, contemporary romance that’s faster, steamier, grittier . . . but with the emotional impact you’ve come to expect from New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan.
Wealthy socialite Olivia Barton never imagined her fiancé would disappear on what was supposed to be a routine business trip. She’s even more heartbroken and confused when a hired private investigator tracks him half a world away, to a seaside town in Colombia. But the country has recently been ravaged by a massive earthquake and deadly tsunami, shutting down outside communication and making travel all but impossible. Still, Olivia is determined to make it to Colombia to find the answers she so desperately seeks. What she needs is a guide—a mercenary.
The man named Thomas arrives in shadows, an unmistakable air of danger about him, promising to help lead her through the ruined, crime-infested country. But when Thomas and Olivia find themselves fighting an undeniable attraction, danger takes on a whole new meaning. Then again, in the lush jungles of South America, all the rules are different and Thomas and Olivia are about to discover that sometimes the thing you seek, isn’t necessarily the thing you find.
THIS IS A STANDALONE SOLSTICE NOVEL. Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
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Olivia Barton and her hired guide/protector, Thomas, couldn’t be more different…at least that’s his initial perception when it comes to the woman he’s agreed to take into the ruined and dangerous parts of Colombia. But first impressions tend to be wrong…or at least skewed and so as these two strangers spend copious amounts of time together alone and off the grid, both Olivia and Thomas realize that there’s more to the other than what their appearances say.
Olivia may come from money, but it’s clear that it doesn’t define her. All of her life, she has felt unimportant to the people who she was supposed to matter most to, and for that very reason, she needs answers from Alec, the man she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with…she needs to understand his disappearance and the reasons her private investigator found him in Colombia
But while Olivia seeks those answers, she also finds herself seeking something else…something she can’t quite describe because she’s never felt the way she does in Thomas’ presence before, and while she’s looking for the man she was supposed to marry, she’s finding herself attracted to a man who clearly lives in the shadows…one who has a certain set of principles that Olivia may not like or even understand and while that scares her…more than anything, it makes exploring these newfound feelings almost essential because in the midst of their unknown and dangerous adventure, a spark has ignited between them and regardless of the mitigating factors of their journey, it won’t be denied, no matter what they don’t know about each other or what Thomas’ end game seems to be.
Seek is the perfect title for Olivia and Thomas’ story, and even though the title points to the specific task of finding Livvy’s ex-fiance, its meaning moves far beyond that surface level idea and speaks to even more complicated situations, namely seeking the truth amidst the lies…finding the strength within despite the fear…learning that sometimes hurting others is for the greater good.
Thomas is definitely a man of mystery, so it was nice getting his perceptive as his and Olivia’s journey takes them further into darkness and danger. He has his reasons for holding back from her, and it’s clear that there’s more to Thomas’ job as Olivia’s guide, but that information doesn’t come until the end of their trip, which means that readers and Olivia don’t learn the truth until things have already progressed too far and new realizations have been made.
One thing I particularly appreciated was the way Olivia accepted or maybe the better word is understood Thomas’ vigilante justice…there is always a gray area when it comes to right/wrong…good/bad and it’s that middle ground that Thomas finds himself on many occasions and while doing things for the greater good may be a necessary evil, he also makes those decisions keeping in mind that sometimes, the innocent may be worth protecting as well when it comes to the big picture, not only for the world but for Thomas himself.
I love and appreciate the fact that Mia Sheridan went outside of her comfort zone for her newest release. There’s a certain risk to venturing out of the norm, especially when it comes to romance writers, but she definitely proved her versatility in this steamy, suspenseful, and adventurous tale, and I, for one, would follow Ms. Sheridan into any genre or trope because it’s her writing and storytelling that always brings me back.
4.5 Poison Apples
About the Author
Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.
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