Driving Force

Driving Force

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Overview

With no identity, memory or past…

She must trust a stranger in order to survive.


When a woman is caught shadowing the team leader of Declan’s Defenders, she slams right into the man’s protection detail—and a former elite Force Recon marine. Gus Walsh’s instincts tell him she is dangerous in more ways than one. Yet when he discovers that she is a Jane Doe with no memory of who she is or why someone is hunting her, the pair must team up to find answers. But there’s no guarantee they will survive the truth once the dust settles…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781094002910
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: Declan's Defenders Series , #4
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Raised an Air Force brat, Elle James got her work ethic from her dad, creativity from mom and inspiration from her sister. As a member of the reserves, she’s traveled, managed a career, and raised three children. She and her husband even raised ostriches and emus. Ask her what it’s like to go toe-to-toe with a 350-pound bird! Former manager of computer programmers, Elle is happy to write full time in NW Arkansas.

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Driving Force 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
JuliaAD 18 days ago
I really like this series. Gus is watching over Charlie at a party when he spies a beautiful woman watching Charlie. He knows she is up to something. Jane wakes up in a cell in Syria and knows she can't endure any more torture. She doesn't remember who she is, but she knows she has to escape before they kill her. She does escape, but she doesn't know where to go. Who is she and where did she come from? As she makes her way to the US, she has an idea that there is one person who can help her. Maybe they will know who she is. When Jane tries to talk to Charlie, her bodyguard try to stop her. She is a force to be reckoned with. How did she learn that? When Charlie decides to help Jane find her identity, Gus is to look out for her. Gus is trying to keep Charlie safe from Jane and Jane just feels safe for a change. Who is she really? Is she a danger to everyone? Or is she a victim?
Jennann3 19 days ago
Jane wakes up on the dirt floor of a hut. Not knowing where she is, how she got there, or even her name Jane vows to escape. When an explosion rocks the hut, Jane is able to pick her beaten body up off the ground and run. While on the run, Jane notices a tattoo on her wrist that appears to be coordinates. Jane stows away on a boat, makes it stateside, and heads to her destination-Charlie Halverson’s house hoping to finally find out who she is. Realizing she’ll never make it by security (Declan’s Defenders), she devises another plan... Gus, a former Recon Force Marine, has joined his former teammates as a Declan’s Defender. Tasked with guarding Charlie during a benefit ball, Gus spies a possible threat to Charlie. Charlie is almost “kidnapped” by Jane. With the attempt thwarted, Gus makes it out the back door with Charlie when they are attacked again. This time, Jane comes to Charlie’s aid. Although Charlie trusts Jane and vows to help her, Gus doesn’t trust her. In order to keep Charlie safe, Gus has been assigned to “guard” Jane while the Defenders figure out who she really is and why someone is trying to kill her. This is book 4 in the Declan’s Defenders series. Although each novel can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading this series in order. The overall theme focuses on the Trinity Syndicate and the extent of Mr. Halverson’s involvement. I think this is by far the best novel in the series-so far! It’s suspenseful, realistic, mysterious, romantic, and funny. I LOVE that Jane is strong, not a pushover. I can’t wait to read the next story in this series. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
JennieF 19 days ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation received from Prolific Works Driving Force is book 4 in Declan’s Defenders series by Elle James, a standalone but reading the prior books gives you a better understanding of the series! Augustus “Gus” Walsh, former elite Force Recon marine and part of Declan’s Defenders are attending a gala with Charlotte “Charlie” Halverson, their boss when he sees a beautiful, sexy woman in a black dress watching Charlie. Something tells him she is trouble and when she approaches Charlie and tries to usher Charlie out of the gala Gus is determined that is not going to happen... A woman wakes up with no memory, been severely beaten, locked in a cell and in Syria but not knowing how or why...after an explosion takes down a wall in her cell she escapes and makes her way back to the US with her wits and a tattoo on her wrist leading her to Charlotte Halverson...name...Jane Doe... What happens next will keep you on the edge of your seat, humorous, drama, action, suspense and will Gus and the team get to the bottom of who Jane really is??
JennieF 19 days ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation received from Prolific Works Driving Force is book 4 in Declan’s Defenders series by Elle James, a standalone but reading the prior books gives you a better understanding of the series! Augustus “Gus” Walsh, former elite Force Recon marine and part of Declan’s Defenders are attending a gala with Charlotte “Charlie” Halverson, their boss when he sees a beautiful, sexy woman in a black dress watching Charlie. Something tells him she is trouble and when she approaches Charlie and tries to usher Charlie out of the gala Gus is determined that is not going to happen... A woman wakes up with no memory, been severely beaten, locked in a cell and in Syria but not knowing how or why...after an explosion takes down a wall in her cell she escapes and makes her way back to the US with her wits and a tattoo on her wrist leading her to Charlotte Halverson...name...Jane Doe... What happens next will keep you on the edge of your seat, humorous, drama, action, suspense and will Gus and the team get to the bottom of who Jane really is??
charlligirl 26 days ago
I believe this is the fourth book in the series and I found it to be the best so far. I enjoyed the mystery and intrigue. It dealt with a topic that is prevalent today and is not talked about enough. I love Declan’s Defenders and they are all falling one by one. I can’t wait for the next book to see whose heart will be claimed and what adventure they will go on.
sweetleaf112 29 days ago
ARC review For honest review 10 stars for great writing this story pulls you in from the first page having been kidnapped, beaten and with amnesia she find herself in Latakia Syria escaping an on the move ,she follows the GPS coordinates on her wrist that takes her to Charlotte halverson and the Declan defenders. who helps her find out who she is and her part in the trinity syndicate.Awesome story
Deb_from_Oz 3 months ago
I have loved this entire series and this fourth book is no different each story is self contained but to get the full impact I would recommend that you read them, all in order You won't be sorry that you did Charlie Halverston is the benefactor of Declan's Defenders she is the one that pays their bills allowing them to do there work so when she has to attend a gala you can bet at least one of them attends as a bodyguard and this time it is Augustus “Gus” Walsh to do the honours. So when he sees a stunning woman in a black dress watching Charlie he is instantly alert and when that woman tries to get Charlie away from the gala yes well that isn't happening. When they discover that the woman has escaped from a Syria and has no memory of who she is but may know something about the death of Charlie husband they will endeavour to get to the truth Meanwhile Gus is fighting an attraction to the Jane Doe even if he thinks she can't be trusted Will they get answers will they find out who she is and will her an Gus get a HEA You will need to read to see
JanetO 3 months ago
Very interesting story line with the “Jane Doe” having some serious fighting skills but not remember anything when she woke up seriously injured in Syria being further tortured. She escaped and got back to the US where she needed to find Charlotte Halverson to see if Charlotte could her her find out who she was. Augustus “Gus” Walsh (a Declan Defender) was assigned to keep a close eye on Jane. We learn many new things about what Charlotte’s recently murdered husband was involved in and how Jane may be connected to the Trinity organization. Very exciting and intriguing story. I’m liking this series more and more.
Cheryl-S 3 months ago
This is book 4 in the Declan’s Defenders series and it features Gus and Jane. The team is trying to dig deeper into what Charlie’s husband was involved in. There’s a new player on the board but she has amnesia. They named her Jane Doe and Gus is assigned to watch her. Friend or foe, nobody knows...yet. Jane is pretty bad a&& and has a heart of gold. Their attraction is slow burning until they can’t resist any longer. Charlie seems to be the one person in each book that knows deep in her heart who is good and who isn’t. The Trinity Syndicate is now the main focus of Charlie and Declan‘s Defenders. The story line is fantastic and the characters are amazing! This book is full of action, adventure, romance and intrigue. The twists and turns are shocking and totally unexpected. The plot twists just keep outdoing the previous ones. The series gets better and more exciting as each book is completed. BRAVO!
LynnB888 3 months ago
DRIVING FORCE is the fourth book in the Declan's Defenders series by Elle James, and I was enthralled in the mystery of Jane Doe from the first page! Suspense is at a high as the team tries to figure out what her back story is without bringing danger to their doorstep. We find out more than we bargained for when secrets are uncovered and allies are questioned. This series has been action packed and I highly recommend it as a whole. I'm looking forward to what's left to come in the next couple of books. Great action, intriguing mysteries and a great group of heroes to fall in love with!
Samanthagirl 3 months ago
Just who is the mystery woman who needs to meet Charlie? What is her history with Charlie’s late husband? Is she friend or foe? There is plenty of suspense and action in this latest book following Declan’s Defenders which I thoroughly enjoyed.
DebDiem 3 months ago
Once again Elle James has kept me anchored to my seat, held hostage by one of her books. Driving Force is a phenomenal romantic suspense. I love the characters in this well-written book. Jane can't remember why she's being beaten or how she knows different languages, she just knows she has to find her way back to the United States. When Jane approaches Charlotte, Declan's Defenders move in to protect Charlotte. Gus appoints himself Janes guard until they know she doesn't plan to harm Charlie. Gus and Jane's story is fast-paced and loaded with drama, humor, spice, action and suspense. This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time. Driving Force is book 4 of the Declan's Defenders Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from Prolific Works. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ButtonsMom2003 3 months ago
Another edge-of-your-seat book in this series! Driving Force is the fourth book in the Declan's Defenders series but you can read it as a standalone with no problem. For best enjoyment of this book, though, I recommend reading the series in order. "Jane Doe" is captured by Declan's Defenders after she is caught stalking the group's wealthy benefactor, Charlie Halverson. Jane has no memory of who she is and it's up to the DD's to help find out who she is and until they do, they are not going to trust her. Gus is assigned to Jane to make sure she doesn't bolt and run away from them. The more time they spend together the more he begins to trust her and, of course, fall for her. Like the other books in this series, it starts off full of action and doesn't stop until the end. The ongoing mystery that's been woven throughout this series is revealed more and more in this book. While the romantic arc for Gus and Jane has an HFN, there are still unanswered questions concerning the mystery. Driving Force kept me engaged from start to finish. I'm not sure how many others are planned for the series but I hope this one is not the last. An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.
moonfox1234 3 months ago
I thought this was a terrific read . The story is very suspenseful and really keeps you guessing. There are so many unanswered questions surrounding Jane and getting those answers takes the reader one epic thrill ride! I loved the cat and mouse feel to Gus and Jane's romance. I felt that their slowly simmering attraction that eventually exploded into sizzling chemistry added a wonderful feeling of tension and anticipation to the book. A cleverly crafted tale of mystery, action, drama, danger, twists, adventure, intrigue, excitement, surprises and romance.
MalkaShayna 3 months ago
Book 4 of the Declan's Defenders series is another action packed, can't put it down, page turning romance. Jane Doe finds herself beaten up in a Syrian jail. She has total amnesia about herself, but realizes that she understands Russian, Arabic and speaks with an American accent. On her wrist, she finds a peculiar tattoo of a trident, below which are Hebrew letters that she deducts are being used as numbers to give longitude and latitude. She doesn't know why, but she has kickass skills and when an explosion knocks down a wall, escapes from the jail and manages to make her way to a port city, stowaway on a container ship back to America, and get to a library to use a computer to figure out the location shown on the tattoo. The location is the home of Charlotte Halverson, who is protected by Declan's Defenders. So Jane then figures out a way to get into a gala that Charlotte is attending, and tries to find out some answers, but is stopped by Gus Walsh, who had had his eyes on her from the minute he saw her. But Charlotte believes her and takes her into her home to help her find out the truth. Another attack, but is it Charlotte or Jane that is the target? I read a free ARC. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.