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Smoke and Shadows


When someone close to Viktor Baran becomes a target of an assassin, he vows a hellfire of a payback. But the enemy is cunning and avoids the trappings of the digital web, preferring to strike out from the shadows. Drawing on old-fashioned cloak and dagger methods to investigate the enemy’s hatred for the Guardians, he uncovers a link to a past he is reluctant to revisit.

Eight years ago, Marissa Cole walked away from the man she loved. New to CIA black ops then, she was overwhelmed by the intensity of the man who would stop at nothing, no matter how ruthless, to get the job done. “Don’t get involved with the person you work with” has become her motto ever since—until a series of events throws her back into Viktor Baran’s world.

Danger and mayhem are the perfect formula to reignite their passion, and Viktor has decided he’s done fighting his attraction to Marissa. He is determined to make her his. However, their road to a happily ever after is a bumpy one. Years on the job have stripped Viktor of his humanity, and unless he can break down his walls enough to let Marissa into his heart, he could lose her again.

Friendships will be broken. Beliefs will be shaken, and their relationship will be tested. For the stakes are too high, and there is a growing threat, not only to AGS, but also to every government agency critical to the country’s safety.

Is targeting the Guardians merely a distraction or is it the first step to a terrorist attack on the nation’s capital?



  1. I loved, loved Viktor Baran!! Talk about being callous, calculating, and unfeeling yet at the same time he was dominant, persistent, badass, and the ultimate alpha male who fell hard when Marissa came back into his life again!

    It was so nice and refreshing to see Viktor being confused and even sort of stunned for his deep feelings for Marissa. He was shocked w/ his feelings as well as trying hard to come in terms with it. I love how the author developed Viktor’s character! But, once he did oh man someone should have had a warning sign on Viktor’s chest “Dare you touch or even look at my woman, I will kill you”..Haha..:D

    Marissa was prefect for Viktor..I loved that she was feisty, headstrong, stubborn yet vulnerable to Viktor considering their past. It was so fun to watch them butt their heads!

    Talk about the passion and the dominating trait Viktor has..The sex was OFF THE CHARTS! I was like DAMN!! That was freaking HOT!

    I have to say for me Jack was my favorite until I read this..I believe Viktor and Jack for me are on the same page, but Viktor I will rank him slightly more than Jack b/c Viktor frankly surprised me.

    And, I loved how Viktor didn’t give a shit if Marissa’s family especially her brother or dad liked him or not. Sure, Trent was able to create some doubts in Viktor’s mind about him not being able to keep Marissa happy in the future w/o him realizing to whom he was talking to lol..Boy, how wrong he was! I am glad even Marissa didn’t seem to care about what her dad thought about Viktor. Atleast, she had her brother Trent by her side supporting her relationship w/ Viktor!

    Jack and Maia, Derek and Sophie, Nathan and Lucy all were amazing in this novel as well. I love the fact that the author managed to show us more of these couples! I really hope that Jack and Maia are in for happy times and are able to get over their loss. B/c they deserve it!

    This was a solid 4.5 stars read for me! I love this author as well as the series! I absolutely love your books! Please continue to write as your books are definitely a must read! I love characters like Viktor and Jack! Thank You!


  2. Nikki,
    So thrilled you enjoyed Smoke and Shadows. Viktor was difficult to write, but was a very rewarding character for me to develop. So happy you love him and Marissa together the same way I do! Thanks for reading and this awesome feedback! 🙂

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