Fighting for Keeps

Fighting for Keeps

by Seleste deLaney


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He made her crazy. In every way imaginable

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ISBN-13: 9781511561303
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/02/2015
Series: Agents of TRAIT
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Fighting for Keeps (Entangled Ignite) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book and of course I like the TRAIT series anyway. Finn - he wasn't the most PC guy out there and he's willing to do what it takes to get the job done. It was nice to see a guy who might go a bit overboard and not apologize for it or fall over himself being all PC. He is who he is. Jodi - sweet girl. I loved seeing her pushed back into the field and find a way to heal emotionally from what happened to her. These two worked together (as a couple ultimately) but it wasn't easy for them to see that they could become a couple and I enjoyed watching the struggle. Great book! Book provided bin exchange for an honest review NetGalley
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Jodi Israel doesn't want to deal with chauvinistic Alpha males. She won't be put in that position ever again. The loss of her partner showed her what could happen. Suddenly she has a new recruit to deal with. He's as stubborn as they come. Can they learn to work together? Finn Danby has issues with authority especially when the person in charge is a woman, but he wants to work for TRAIT so he has no choice. The battle of wills between Jodi and Finn is intriguing. The heat between them is a potent mix of attraction and fiery passion. Both have built up walls to protect themselves from their pain and guilt. I liked seeing them grow close and fall in love. They can deal with the danger but can they accept love. The story is a fast paced and filled with unexpected twists and turns. I want to know more about Izzy and her telekinetic abilities. Her talent added suspense to Fighting For Keeps. Seleste Delaney did an excellent job keeping me guessing. I didn't know until the very end who the mastermind was. I enjoy the Agents of TRAIT series and I'm looking forward to more adventures.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Finn Danby needs a job since he was just fired from the Chicago Police Department. As he walked out of the police department, he was approached by Josh Marron of TRAIT and offered a job. Now he's a new recruit at TRAIT and partnered with Jodi Israel. She lost her last partner, Nolan, because he refused to listen to her and wait for back up. Jody soon realizes that Finn seems to have that same attitude that Nolan had. There is one huge problem...she can't keep her eyes off the sexy recruit and the feelings are definitely mutual.  I love the relationship these two have. It's that kind of relationship that says "I'm attracted to you but I hate you at the same time." As expected, the sex between these two is off-the-charts! They make a good team in bed and out of it. Also, Izzy was quite a surprise. She gave the story that perfect little twist.  This is book 3 in the Agents of TRAIT series and it's my first book by Seleste deLaney. It won't be my last! I must go read books one and two! Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Blsfan68 More than 1 year ago
This was my first time reading a book from this series. I was a little concerned about not reading the other two but this one works well as a stand alone. There are many twists and turns in this one and the chemistry is amazing.  The characters are intriguing. This is a wonderfully written romantic suspense that gives an equal balance of both. Fast paced and provocative, this is one story that keeps you interested. ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
ETrupkiewicz More than 1 year ago
When you've been burned before, it takes a miracle or just shy of it to give you the courage to try again ...  Jodi Israel is an agent with TRAIT, where she has worked in mechanics and electronics, particularly since the death of her partner. When she gets stuck paired with a reluctant new recruit (who happens to be steamy hot and attractive) and an unexpectedly complicated case protecting the daughter of a high-profile politician, things go from crazy to chaos overnight. Former police officer Finn Danby plays things his own way, which means "instinct" and "spontaneity" are his favorite words. "Following orders" ... not so much. When he's recruited by TRAIT and paired with a woman he can't stand to act as bodyguards, he chafes against the structure and standards expected of him. Still, his new partner is stunning, so the whole thing might not be a total loss. Entangled Publishing presents FIGHTING FOR KEEPS by Seleste deLaney, newly released this month by its Ignite imprint (romantic suspense). A lot of romantic suspense has difficulty towing the fine line between the two genres, which is understandable given that the reader expectations for each are about as opposite one another as standards for the horror and romance genres would be. This book, though, manages to combine elements of each genre such that the result truly is exactly what is marketed: an unlikely romance between two opposite-ends-of-the-earth characters who are caught in the chaos of a wild case. And that case turns out to be even wilder than at first glance; prepare for a positively otherworldly element of paranormal surprise. The story features some of the most entertaining dialogue I've read in a long time, including comebacks and one-liners packed with snark and attitude, which makes for quick reading. Also increasing the pace (in keeping with the suspense genre) are the escalating stakes and conflicts the characters keep facing. At center-stage in those conflicts is the dichotomy between Jodi, an experienced but slightly gun-shy agent who prefers working with predictable machinery to dealing with people, and Finn, her offbeat, unpredictable, rebellious counterpart, who refuses to be quantified or tied into his prescribed role. The tension between their respective personalities is unbelievably well drawn. Open this work, and expect the unexpected from the very beginning. # # # Author: Seleste deLaney Title: FIGHTING FOR KEEPS Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Ignite) ISBN: 978-1-63375-257-3 Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via the Net Galley program in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
He made her crazy. In every way imaginable... Since her partner's death, Jodi Israel has been perfectly happy playing Q to everyone else's Bond. Electronics and machines are safer - and they are a lot easier to deal with. Unfortunately, she's stuck with TRAIT's newest recruit, an infuriating, arrogant alpha-male who plays by his own rules...and is hot enough to send electric voltage through all of Jodi's circuitry. Finn Danby heeds his instincts, even though it's cost him his job on more than one occasion. The moment he sees Jodi's fiery hair and uncanny engineering abilities, Finn's instinct takes over...and it's all libido. Now they're working together to protect the unstable daughter of a high-profile politician - and the sparks are flying. Both in and out of the bedroom. But when all hell breaks loose, Jodi and Finn just may find themselves alone…and unemployed. Review: First can I say,"Whoa Momma!" what a cover.  Now that that is out of the way I can talk about the story.   I have not read this author before and really got wrapped up in the story and characters she wrote.  Of course, I picked up a book that is #3 in a series, but at no time was I lost or confused.  I am curious and want to go and read the other books now though.  When I first picked this up for review I thought "hey" I am going to get to read a romantic action suspense book, but I was really surprised when it had that twist of the supernatural in the story. Jodi and Finn were fun to read, from their first meeting there is that romantic tension and their love-hate relationship.  I liked that Jodi was this sort of geeky/tech girl, though she is awesome in the field.  Finn is like that rogue, who can't follow the rules, but you love him anyway.  Their passion is what drew me to them both and of course to each other.  Both have been burned by past partners and bosses, it was interesting to watch how they tried to deal with each other and their attraction. I am glad I picked up this fast, page turner. 4Stars
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Hot chemistry, on your feet action and the   mysteries that are there there begging to be solved - And the  chemistry between the main characters is awesome ----***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review*** Finn and Jodi were a fiery couple. The story starts with the main couple disliking each other intensely but it could be because they have instant sexual chemistry that bound between them. Jodi Israel has been perfectly happy playing Q to all the other agents’ since her partner’s death. Electronics are safer and do not cause her heart to break; they do not cause her emotions to be damaged unlike working with a partner. Jodi’s boss needs Jodi’s help with a ferreting out a spy and sends in a new partner for Jodi to work with-something Jodi does NOT want. Finn Danby needs to find the spy as well but for his own reasons. He comes off as a huge ego-ladden jerk but he ends up coming together with Jodi to get the job done to work together to protect all the players in the deadly game. What Finn didn’t expect was to fall for Jodi. Both Finn and Jodi were capricious and broody when they were partnered with. The fascination with each other grew daily, yet the longer they partnered together the more their walls against one other start to come down. Finn realized he had feelings toward Jodi before she was ready to admit her feelings back to him. This story had tons of twists and turns with suspense and explosive action. Loved how Finn and Jodie had that instant spark and how they fought it yet worked together to get the job done, The sex between them was so explosive and hot. I loved the secondary characters that were in this story. This is my first time reading the Agents of Trait series but it will not be my last. I can’t wait to read what the author has up next. This is a great story, if I had to have a criticism for this story, I would say I feel the ending was rushed and there should have been a bit of a longer ending for this story but other than that, great story.  My rating: 4.0 stars 
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Explosive action, hot chemistry between the characters, and mystery to be solved that involves powerful political players, are the makings of a book that I had a hard time putting down. Jodi is independent and strong minded woman, with sass and attitude, and mega skill in technology. She is the red haired geek in the garage, making everyone's operations go smoothly. Finn is an arrogant, pompous, skillful out-of-the-box thinker, who seems to be misunderstood at every step of his life. When they meet the first time, the irritation and anger set off, as well as the electrifying chemistry. While training to go on the field together as partners is not easy, trouble free, or even team work, their lustful thoughts of each other are so animalistic, they are fun, and made me laugh out loud. They make the perfect couple, as soon as they stop playing power games, and trust each other enough to open up, let go of the insecurities and not misunderstand everything the other one does. The hunt for the truth, for the people after Jodi, and TRAIT, is intense, full of twists and turns that kept the story moving fast. From the acknowledgments I saw that this story was first written as a novella, and then into a full length novel. With the action and solution to the crimes, it could have gone even deeper into the story. The ending felt a bit like it was wrapped up too soon. I absolutely loved the author's voice. The inner thoughts of the characters were full of humor and irony, several times I realized my own thoughts going on the same path as the cast of characters, and that doesn't happen to me ever! I realize that this is a book three in a series, that I haven't read the previous books of, but that didn't take away the enjoyment of the story at all ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side!
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Finn and Jodi were a riot to read! Who would be the most stubborn? Who would be in control? Who would be on top? Their verbal heated matches were such a fun form of foreplay and when they got together...oh momma Mia, it was hot! Their bantering and sparring was sexy. It was easy to see how much fun the writer had with this book because the story flowed flawlessly, the action and intrigue was fantastic and the chemistry between Jodi and Finn was scorching. Now I want to read the first two stories on this series. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This sexy action packed romance is the story of Jodi and Finn. Jodi is content perfecting her spy gadgets for TRAIT and doesn't need a partner, certainly not a loud, obnoxious, overbearing man like Finn. But when they're put on an unusual case protecting a young woman, Finn's character shows something else Jodi's not used to - a caring and protective side. Sparks fly, and clothes with it, but while a wild fling might satisfy for now, it doesn't ease the ache of loneliness Jodi feels. Time is running out though, and if they want to make it through alive they're going to have to trust each other, and maybe, just maybe it'll lead to something more. I really enjoyed this story! From Jodi and Finn's first meeting there is instant antagonism that makes the sex between them, when they succumb to the underlying attraction, hot and emotional. The suspense plot is unique and interesting, propelling the story forward at a rapid pace that made for a real page-turner. I liked how Jodi and Finn related to one another, that Jodi doesn't take any nonsense from him and equally Finn isn't afraid to push right back. They are like oil and water but when in a crises they work together as they are supposed to, perfect partners when needed. They have each other's backs and that thought isn't lost on Jodi as she grudgingly admits to herself that maybe she need's Finn after all. It was an entertaining and fun read. 4 stars!