Ivy, Sep 2002, 6.99
With the typhoon coming, former US Navy SEAL Michael Wright knows his margin of safety is shrinking fast, but decides to see what the Serendipity is doing at sea so he watches from his ship Nemesis. While Michael is alone, the Serendipity contains three people, a crewmember, Arnaud the number one assistant to malfeasant Trevor Church, and Trevor's daughter Tally Cruise. The explosion that destroys the Serendipity surprises Michael who rescues Tally and believes the other two are dead.
Michael and Tally are attracted to one another from the start though he tries to ignore his feelings as he lives solely for vengeance on her father. Michael plans to use Tally as his pawn even though he finds making love with her brings back to life what her father killed in him. As several attempts on Tally's life occur, she and Michael fall in love. He must decide between a life with his beloved or to continue the plot that has kept him breathing for the past year.
Though the actions of others facilitate Michael's decisions, he remains a fresh character dealing with Tally's sparking positive feelings inside him. The story line is action-packed as the lead couple discovers they are IN TOO DEEP in a situation that Michael thought he controlled, but will learn otherwise. Cherry Adair provides readers with a strong romantic suspense thriller starring an anti-hero converted to hero by his intrepid beloved.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner