Deadly Attraction, SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series, Book 6

Deadly Attraction, SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series, Book 6

by Misty Evans

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A wildfire out of control...

His twin brother is dead and the only way National Intelligence officer, Mitch Holden, is going to make it through the holidays is by staying focused on his latest SCVC Taskforce investigation--catching a homegrown terrorist with a penchant for arson. The terrorist has started a wildfire eating up thousands of acres of forest and putting dozens of people in danger. When Mitch is pulled off that assignment to play bodyguard to a sexy forensic psychologist who sees past all his defenses, he ends up in the middle of a personal wildfire that's as out of control as the one burning around the two of them.

A killer on the loose...

The trial that should have made her career cost Dr. Emma Collins everything--her home, her future, the baby that was growing inside her after she testified against famous actor Chris Goodsman, debunking his insanity defense and sending him to prison for murder. Rebuilding her life in the aftermath, Emma now rescues horses, dogs, and juvenile delinquents, and there's no way she's heading to a safe house because Chris Goodsman has escaped. She refuses to let anyone terrorize her or destroy her life again. But when a smart-talking, irresistible federal agent shows up insisting he has to protect her, she realizes her new bodyguard needs a bit of therapy. Good thing taking in lost causes happens to be her specialty.

Two people filled with grief may get burned...

Trapped at the ranch by the wildfire, Mitch and Emma explore a searing attraction, but soon discover they're not alone. A killer has joined them--one who will do anything to get revenge and isn't afraid to take out anyone who gets in his way.

Other books in the series include:
Deadly Pursuit featuring Cooper & Celina
Deadly Deception featuring Thomas & Ronni
Deadly Force featuring Cal & Bianca (their story continues in the Fatal Series!)
Deadly Intent featuring Nelson & Sophia
Deadly Affair – A SCVC Taskforce Worlds Novella featuring Cooper & Celina

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156818594
Publisher: Beach Path Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Series: SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 155,902
File size: 963 KB

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Deadly Attraction, SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series, Book 6 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Deadly Attraction is another intriguing romantic suspense book by Misty Evans. Something I love about this author is her ability to research different things for her characters and implement them into her stories. In Deadly Attraction, we learn a lot about Forensic Psychologist Emma Collins and how she goes from analyzing criminals and working with the court system to helping juveniles on her ranch with her horses as therapy. It was a fascinating read from that standpoint alone. Add in struggling Mitch Holden, on loan to the Southern California Violent Crimes Taskforce and it makes for an interesting combination. Evans writes such compelling characters in each of her stories and Emma and Mitch in Deadly Attraction are a great example of that. They have both been through tragic events in which they carry a large amount of guilt and they help each other in a way I didn’t expect. They didn’t try to fix each other, but just accepted each other with no questions asked. Evans crafts their romance fantastically as it intertwines with the plot seamlessly. In addition to the sizzling romance, the plot was creepy. I found I was not able to read it before bed or worried I would not be able to sleep. The villain, a criminal that Emma helped put in jail has escaped and is after her. That is why Mitch is sent to protect her. They are trapped at Emma’s ranch due to wildfires and we are all left on the edge of our seat wondering when Goodsman (the escaped murderer) is going to show up. I was a anxious through all of it. If you are looking for a romantic suspense read that will have you paying attention, on the edge of your seat from beginning to end and caught up in a fun, natural romance, give Deadly Attraction a read.
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
Mitch Holden hates Christmas Eve and despises the fact that his twin brother is dead, when it should have been him. Desperate to distract himself, he wants to focus on solving the case of a suspicious wildfire. However, his plans are put on hold when he is assigned to protect a psychoanalyst until the director of the FBI is available. Dr. Emma Collins treats children now at her home on the ranch using horse therapy. Trying to escape the events of her past, she focuses all of her energy on the animals and her patients. When Agent Holden arrives on her doorstep, with news of an escaped convict seeking revenge, Emma is forced to come to terms with her loss. Will the two grieving souls be able to help each other? Or are they doomed to a fiery fate? Misty Evans thrusts readers into the middle of a wildfire, mentally unhealthy convicts, and two characters grieving for the loss of their loved ones. Taking a scientific and an emotional approach to grief, the author gives readers characters that feel very real and relatable. Readers will admire Emma’s strength, even as they side with Mitch’s caution. Although the suspense aspect is predictable readers will enjoy the antsy ride until the very end. Despite this title being a part of a series, this book works perfectly as a stand-alone romantic-suspense novel. This is a nice Christmastime read to remind us all that broken spirits can still have hope. Notes: I voluntarily signed up to review an ARC of this book. This review was originally posted on the Ariesgrl Book Reviews website.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Dr. Emma Collins, a forensic psychologist, made deadly enemies, but she's a strong woman who won't run from danger. Chris Goodman, a famous actor, blamed her for her testimony at his trial. Now he's escaped prison and with the help of his followers is coming to kill her. Mitch Holden is currently assigned to the SCVC Taskforce. He needs to take Emma to a safe house, but there are complications. A forest fire is threatening her ranch and she refuses to leave her rescue horses. As they battle over her decision, Mitch finds himself drawn to this feisty woman. Can he keep her safe until help arrives? Mitch is still dealing with the death of his twin brother. His guilt is a heavy burden. Emma has faced death before and she won't let this threat make her leave her life. I admired her courage. I wanted the connection between Mitch and Emma to become a strong bond that keeps them together. This is a suspenseful story. I couldn't put this book down until I knew that everyone was safe. I felt the danger and the passion. These characters are strong and powerful but their isolation put them at risk. This series gets better with each book. I like catching up with familiar characters. They're appearance adds to the story. Misty Evans ramps up the danger with Deadly Attraction. I was a nervous wreck by the end of this book. The shock at the end took my breath away.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Deadly Attraction by Misty Evans was a compelling suspense that involves two complex characters that need each other in more ways than one. Mitch Holden has been assigned to move Emma Collins to a safe house. Mitch and Emma are unique characters in that they both have tremendous guilt from their past and yet they have moved forward in their lives. They are strong, independent and smart in their areas of expertise. Their strengths complement each other and they find they work very well together. A wildfire and Emma's refusal to hide from a killer from her past leave them vulnerable at Emma's ranch. There is also a sizzling romance that develops naturally as they begin to know each other while trying to solve what looked like two unrelated cases - Emma's escaped killer and the wildfire. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
This book kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning. There is suspense, mystery and sexual attraction. Mitch and Emma are both troubled souls trying to survive each day. She needs protection, and it's his job to keep her safe. Falling in love could complicate everything! Great read, you don't want to miss out. I received an ARC from the publisher for purposes of an unbiased review.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Mitch is still mourning his brother's death 5 years later. He is at the cemetery and gets a call that he needs to get someone moved to a safe house. Emma has rebuilt her life after her devastating loss 2 years before, now her past has come back to cause problems. When Mitch shows up to have her go to a safe house, she refuses. She will never be a victim again. Mitch is forced to protect Emma at her house because she refuses to leave and there is a fire that has everyone evacuating so there is no way to get out. Emma realizes that Mitch has problems that even she, as a psychologist, won't be able to heal. They have that in common. Will he be able to catch the people that he is after and protect her?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabtastic series! This book is by far the best of the SCVC series. It touches a few sensitive issues that shows survival and melts your heart at the same time. Misty Evans really knows how tu get your heart pumping with anxiety and warmth!
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Romantic suspense with just a touch of angst. Two damaged souls meet under intense conditions and fall for each other. They may not be perfect but they are perfect for each other. I love Dr. Emma Collins. She is a strong snarky woman who can help everyone but herself. Mitch Holden too loses himself in his job just to get by. Now Emma is the job. These two may just save each other.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
LOVED! This is a great series, and, even though each book is a stand alone novel, continues in this book with Mitch's story. Mitch is emotionally damaged by his twin brother's death and is planning on drinking through the Christmas holiday. Then he gets a call to rush to a doctor's ranch to protect her from a crazy killer that she was instrumental in convicting. Mitch isn't a bodyguard and has no interest in becoming one. His entire plan is to pick up Emma and deliver her to a safe house. Emma throws a wrench in that plan when she refuses to leave her ranch, horses, and patients. Protecting Emma on the ranch is a logistical nightmare and a wildfire burning out of control complicates things. Emma is just as damaged as Mitch is, but somehow their damaged parts seem to balance each other out. As they find each other, they try to stop a madman and his minions whose only goal seems to be terrorizing and killing Emma. This is a must read for fans of the genre. The author has long been on my must read authors' list and should probably be on yours too. This is a phenomenal book and, if not for her start in chick lit, would be serious competition for the current big thriller and mystery writers.