A Deadly Business

A Deadly Business

by Desiree Holt

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A Deadly Business by Desiree Holt

Someone to watch over her . . .
Her life in beautiful Arrowhead Bay seems like paradise. But for former CIA operative Marissa Hayes, it’s a deep cover she’s forced to live under after daring to take down a powerful enemy with strong terrorist ties. Out of necessity, she keeps her emotions as guarded as her life, even as she finds herself drawn to Justin Kelly, the most arousing man she’s ever met. But when Marissa must find a new place to hide, the able-bodied Vigilance agent is the first man she turns to . . .
 Justin can’t get close to Marissa, if he hopes to keep her alive. Which only makes sharing a villa with her at a remote island resort all the more challenging. The passion rising between them is exquisite—and excruciating. Even more so when terrorists infiltrate the island, putting Marissa in the crosshairs. Now Justin will do anything to protect the woman he cares about more deeply than he dares to admit. . . .

“Sexy, intelligent, pulse-pounding!”  
USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb
“Desiree Holt is the queen of sizzling romantic suspense!”
—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of the Lucy Kincaid series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516103690
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Series: Vigilance , #3
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 73,991
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Desiree Holt is the USA Today bestselling author of the Game On! and Vigilance series, as well as many other books and series in the romantic suspense, paranormal and erotic romance genres.
She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times, The Huffington Post and numerous other national and international publications. Readers can find her on Facebook and Twitter, and visit her at www.desireeholt.com as well as www.desiremeonly.com.

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A Deadly Business 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
AmyWeidenaar 24 days ago
A fake life lived overseas for 3 years. A life lived in hiding today. Still, it's a really nice life that Marissa Hayes has in Arrowhead Bay. Until the day she's discovered and her life is put in danger. Justin has been fighting his feelings for Marissa and he's pretty sure she's been doing the same. Then, she's assigned to him to protect and they are spirited away to a couple's paradise. Things could be a lot worse. Ooops. Sexy time gets interrupted when the man who is hunting her decides to crash the island during his payback rampage on his buddies that turned their backs on him when Marissa took him down while living her fake life overseas. Unbeknownst to our bad guy (for awhile anyway), everyone he wants to kills is right there on the island. Anything more would just be spoilers and we can't have that. This was an amazing book that I literally could not put down. It flew by and so did the hours of real life but when you have a book THIS good, it's pretty tempting not to care. It's a great thing there are crockpots or my kitchen would be in flames. Desiree Holt is an absolute genius at taking a story and weaving it all around you until you are completely caught up in the world she has created.
DarGee 28 days ago
I really, really enjoyed the story in this book -the bad guy was just, so, bad, and colourful, he made it for me! Marissa had her cover blown while working as a financial analyst for the CIA to take down a bad guy. She did get enough on said bad guy to take him down, but not all the way. She has been in hiding with Vigilance keeping her cover. Justin works for vigilance, and he and Marissa have been dancing around their attraction for a while. Once it looks like the bad guy has found her, Justin is the one to keep watch over her on a secluded caribbean island. Sparks fly between Justin and Marissa, and all is going well for them, then bad guy shows up and wreaks all sorts of havoc. Justin holds down the fort until vigilance can back them up, then, he and Marissa face the 'what if' of a holiday romance, queue the HEA :)
KindleKat64 28 days ago
I am really enjoying this series! Justin & Marissa are both wonderful characters who are strong and capable making for a very smart and sexy read! They have such sizzling chemistry but will their intense attraction and passion continue once the danger passes or is it fueled by their situation? This is such a great story with edge of your seat suspense and hot sexy times making it the perfect romantic suspense.
etoile1996 28 days ago
a deadly business is a wonderful romantic suspense story. when justin kelly is assigned to protect marissa hayes from a big, bad terrorist. she's been in witness protection since her cover was blown the last time the cia tried to bring him down. since he's known her, justin has been drawn to marissa. when he learns the extent of her bravery he's even more attracted to her. and he'll also do anything and everything to keep her safe. when she's made by two customers at her art gallery, marissa is forced into hiding with justin. when their hiding place coincidentally ends up being the one place the big bad shows up to, justin and marissa must engage in a mission to save their lives as well as all the other innocent lived with them on the private island. this suspense story offers some genuine tension and action while justin and marissa play a game of cat and mouse with the big bad on the island. it's just a really fun read. **a deadly business will publish on august 21, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/kensington books (lyrical liaisons) in exchange for my honest review.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA 28 days ago
A Deadly Business is the perfect title for this addition to the Vigilance family. Former CIA operative Marissa Hayes has been living in Arrowhead Bay since her cover was blown as she took down a cruel criminal mastermind. She isn’t a femme fatale or super soldier she is great at finances and that is how the CIA took all his ill-gotten gains. He is not a happy camper and has vowed revenge. Former SEAL Justin Kelly knows she is hiding something but like a true hunter he has patience and will wait for her to feel more comfortable before he takes their friendship where he wants it to go. When Stefan Maes finds her once again the action is accelerated to a fever pitch and will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end. Like any romantic suspense this is filled with action, adventure and love. Sketch out some time you won’t be able to put this one down.