First published in 1995 by Loveswept
They call themselves the Three Musketeers: three lifelong friends, men who will put it all on the line in the name of honor and loyalty. Jarrett McCullough values those bonds as seriously as he values his job heading a covert group of operatives skilled in handling sensitive international information. But his current mission has suddenly gone very wrong—and he finds himself wounded and near death in the last place he ever expected to be.
Rae Gannon is stunned to find her ex-boss bleeding from a gunshot wound, mere paces from her front door. It has been two years since her move to the remote Blue Ridge Mountains, where she tried to erase the memories and the pain she suffered from having been part of McCullough’s team. Yet as Rae tends to Jarrett’s battered body she realizes that the air between them is still sizzling with a slow-burning need. But this time there are more than just hearts at stake. The mission that almost got Jarrett killed threatens to put Rae back in harm’s way. And if they surrender to their desires, it may cost them their lives.
It has been a while since I have read a book by this author. What better way to get reacquainted than to pick up one of her older works? Surrender the Dark is the first in a series about three men who have been friends sine childhood. They call themselves The Three Musketeers of Madison County. This is Jarrett's book. He owns a business that deals in delivering sensitive information to dangerous places. Someone has sabotaged his latest mission and he ends up wounded and recovering in Rae's sanctuary on the mountain. Rae is a former employee who hates her ex-boss.
I enjoyed this one. It borders on romantic suspense, but is more about the romance than anything. I liked Rae and Jarrett. Watching them go from enemies to lovers was definitely engaging. Jarrett's transformation from stone-cold agent to relaxed happy guy was farily beleivable. The guy was really in need of a vacation. I think I would have liked a little more intrigue than was present, but it's a fairly short book so that probably wasn't a lot of room for it.
This was reissued a couple of years back by Loveswept, so pick up your copy today!