Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Corporate fixer Rena Gordon needs to wrench a Canadian resort out of the red in time for the Canadian-American Winter Games—but employees bent on sabotage are blocking her every move. When her loose-cannon sister arrives after being kicked out of yet another school, Rena must face the past she's worked so hard to hide, while fighting her attraction to a local fishing guide.
CIA agent Neal Jackson is undercover as a fishing guide to find terrorists at Big Bay. He needs Rena's confidence to access her employee files without exposing his identity, but despite his vow to keep a professional distance, his feelings for her are anything but businesslike.
Caught between vengeful employees, a sister who likes to party, and a hot CIA agent—Rena’s corporate training didn't prepare her for this. Can she trust her instincts to save the people and resort she's grown to love?
Terrorism is something that has been imbedded in people’s thoughts since September 11 and the thought of so many innocent people passing away. Then of course we had that bomb that was set off in Salt Lake City, UT during the Olympics in 2002. I guess that is why this book sparked my interest.
This story is based in Canada in a beautiful resort, with so many outdoor activities to do. The thought of being out in the wilderness being able to take in the surroundings was beautiful. The way the surroundings was described around Big Bay Resort sounded like heaven. In a place that you could just fall in love with and wish never to leave and face reality.
Both Rena and Neal have a sixth sense that there was something strange going on at the resort but they both can’t pint point the problem. Of course Neal was the only one previewed with the terrorist information but soon he finds out that there is someone else in the case but realizes that that information will not be shared with them.
Now throughout the book there is the dialogue of four terrorist’s that plan to wreak havoc on the winter games. You have a person on the inside of the resort because they have the mode of transportation. Then there is someone that has been forced to go along with the plan. Then of course you have the reinforcement’s. The person that works at the resort really does blend in and does not make him self visible that he could do any harm. Read how their master plan is played out but a plan does not always plan out.
Rena believes that the worst is over when the CIA comes in to investigate the crime scene but she has another thing coming. Rena needs to focus on the problems of the resort but things are not over for her. Before she knows it she is in danger and no help in sight.
I enjoyed the story but it was to slow paced and it was a little hard to get into. Last Resort has several twists and turns that will keep you guessing who the bad people are at the resort. No matter what the good guys end up winning but you need to read this story to see how exactly they are caught. But also see if Rena and Neal even have a chance to be together after the aftermath.
3 ½ Tea Cups!