Courage is feeling the fear… then pouring on the throttle.
Abandoned or betrayed by everyone she ever loved, Sera Manning’s life spiraled out of control until a near death experience left her with a mission. Now a DEA agent, her sole focus — and her first undercover assignment — is to take down a drug cartel that’s manufacturing seductive, deadly angel sugar.
To do it, she needs access to Operation Black Abyss to establish a connection between the cartel and the Death Angels outlaw motorcycle gang. Which means she must pose as a couple with another agent who’s already deep undercover.
ATF agent Ryan Thomas desperately needs a female agent to maintain his cover in the gang, but the last thing he wants is a rookie agent jeopardizing his op. Especially one that is a sexy reminder why it’s a bad idea to get involved while on a case.
Living together, surrounded by crime, pretending their sizzling sexual tension is just for show is getting harder by the day. But as the mission comes to a head, the two fiercely independent warriors must decide which fear is worse. Losing their quarry… or losing each other.
Warning: Features a badass biker hero and kickass heroine who go at it undercover — and under the covers.
Near Death Experiences
The heroine of Hot Ride, Sera , had a near death experience as a teenager and this was why she felt so powerfully motivated to undertake her mission, in fact, her entire career. I’ve never had a near death experience myself, so I had to do some research. Apparently with medical advances and the ability to resuscitate people, there are more and more reports of this phenomenon
Many people report a feeling of hovering above their own body and observing it, a sensation of weightlessness and floating, feeling free and relaxed and serene. People report hearing people who are still living talking. They also often report seeing a dazzling light and a feeling of crossing a border or divide, or moving through a long tunnel.Some have reported seeing a loving, warm spirit, who asks them to evaluate their life. Some say that they felt reluctant to return to the “real world” because they felt such intense joy and peace, a sense of calm and no fear.
People who’ve experienced this are often hesitant to share their experience for fear of being mocked by people who think they’re crazy. For those of us who’ve never experienced it, there is a tendency to be a little skeptical or to doubt that it’s possible. In Hot Ride, Sera’s experienced the humiliation of people who didn’t believe her, and Ryan is definitely skeptical…but something happens to change his mind…
I’m open-minded about near death experiences. I think it could happen. What do you think?
I’m going to start off by saying Kelly Jamieson is one of those rare writers that no matter what she writes, her stories are always well plotted, character driven and you are in for an emotional ride.Hot Ride does not disappoint on any of those levels.Trust me, I’ve read every word that she has written.Yes, I’m a stalker.Just kidding…well, no I’m not.J
With Hot Ride, she ups the ante with the suspense elements that are in the book and they are perfect for Harlie.What’s not to love about an ATF and DEA agent and the politics that are involved with the two agencies?Well done, Ms. Jamison.She writes with the authority of a seasoned suspense writer and I was constantly turning the pages to see what else was going on with the OMG characters and Sara and Ryan.
Sera or Sara is a complicated woman with a lot of baggage.Not opening herself to even herself is hard enough but to open up to Ryan is the hardest thing that she’s ever done.I loved her.She’s complex, flawed, sexy and strong.Doing her job is the most important thing to her.Not falling for another agent isn’t in the game plan.
Ryan, oh Ryan.*sigh*He is almost perfect.Almost, I say.He is not without his flaws and quirks.Ryan is everything that Sara needs to complete herself and is afraid of losing again.He is a cop through and through.But what happens when the lines are crossed when you are an undercover cop?Ryan wrestles with this at times and the way Ms. Jamison handles is top notch.
Don’t think that the book sugarcoats gangs, federal agents and what those agents do in their jobs.It doesn’t and it shows in the grittiness within the story.The sexual tension between Ryan and Sara starts from their first meeting and gradually builds.As always, Ms. Jamison writes some of the best sex scenes in the business.Emotional, at times raw but always spot on for the characters.
I really hope that Ms. Jamison writes another romantic suspense book.I was hooked from the first page and I didn’t like that book ended.I wanted more of Ryan and Sara.
Kelly Jamieson – Bio
I’m a married mother of two who lives a very ordinary life outside of my imagination. When I’m not writing I’m usually reading. I also like to cook and that means I like to read cookbooks and cooking magazines. In the summer I enjoy spending time gardening and in the winter I like to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues. I love lying on the beach or on my deck with a glass of wine and a good book. I also love to travel. As you can see, pretty much all my activities involve reading somehow! Although I don’t have as much time for it any more, I also love to shop, especially for clothes and shoes. Some think I’m obsessed with shoes but that is not true (although my husband would point out that there is no room left in our closet).
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