When FBI special agent Joss Dubois discovers that her best friend’s life is being threatened, she volunteers to be the Vegas dancer's official protection. Determined to solve the case before she loses one of the only people she loves, Joss becomes caught up in terrorism, attempted murder, and life behind-the-scenes of the seedy nightlife of Sin City.
Joss is forced to partner with the security manager at the Desert Casino, former Intel Marine, Ethan Gallagher. Despite her resistance to his charm, and her stubborn insistence on controlling the investigation, Ethan finds himself drawn to the smart, beautiful, tempting FBI agent. But Joss isn’t so eager to risk heartbreak after the tragedies of her past and her job has become the only thing she can count on.
When the threats against the people they’re protecting turn deadly, Ethan and Joss have to find a way to trust each other to track the hunter who lies in wait for the Desert’s dancers. But trust is a rare and fragile thing to Joss, and Ethan may not be up to the task despite the mutual attraction they can't deny or fight.
Will their new partnership blow up, or can it survive to take down the predator before it’s too late?
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About the Author
Silvia Ami has been a project engineer, an executive in a small business, and lately a rocket scientist (just kidding). She backpacked across Europe by train before the cheap-flight era, lived in Germany for five years, and learned Spanish from her husband. She, her husband, and their two boys live in a condo not far from the sea in northwest Italy. They share a huge Hotwheels collection, a kitchen full of cooking gadgets, and a home-office that resembles Doc's lab in Back to the Future.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a great combo: a wonderful "new to me" author bringing a fabulous Las Vegas, with a New Jersey attitude, romantic thriller story. "Take" gives you a realistic Las Vegas setting with characters that are transplants (and a visitor) from New Jersey and California. Silvia Ami's thriller kept me on my toes with viable "red herrings" a plenty. It definitely more that passes the "Char Story Test" ... if you take out the sex and romance you absolutely have a compelling "Whodunit". The Heroine is an Alpha and the Hero is a Beta/Alpha. He's an Alpha male but he's just laid back about it. The Heroine has a rather heartbreaking backstory which has made her tough as nails with a bomb shelter around her heart. The Hero has, for the most part, had a normal childhood and military background. Neither seems to "play well with others" and neither likes to share. The main characters and the primary secondary characters are extremely likable, relatable and at times amusing. The tertiary characters and "red herrings" are charming, suspicious, and suitably aloof as needed - enjoyably so. There is action, car chases, victims, and steamy desert sex scenes. I think Ms. Ami covered all of the bases in "Take". "Take" is a terrific balance of Romance and Thriller. Even though Joss is a Federal Agent and a tough cookie she can be cheeky about it and tease Ethan in regard to some of her connections. Ethan is laid back and it's almost as if he doesn't work when it's just that he trusts his people. He also seems to have his eyes everywhere and pretty good instincts. When something slips through the cracks or things go wrong he really beats himself up. Silvia Ami seems to have a handle on keeping the portrayal of Las Vegas from getting out of hand. Many books I've read come across as rather heavy handed about the notorious garishness - either playing it up comically or harshly. The setting seems to happen mostly within the Desert establishment and in the real Nevada desert itself. With a scene or two off of The Strip she keeps the "Ring-a-Ding-Ding" down to a minimum. As I said this is a great Thriller and a terrific Romance making it an awesome Romantic Thriller! To read the entire review please visit: http://bit.ly/1UwReGt
This was one of the better Romantic Suspense books I've read... a nice balance of suspense with the love and intimacy. Neither one overpowered the other. The book follows Joss and Ethan as they attempt to discover who is threatening to kill Joss' best friend while trying to ignore the growing attraction between them. Joss is an FBI Agent and Ethan is a Security Specialist. What I liked most is that Joss is not your typical heroine and Ethan is not the typical hero who rushes in at the last minute to save the damsel in distress. Instead, Joss is a very capable, self-sufficient woman. A few bumps in the beginning, but they find a way to work together to find the 'bad guy'. The only area I had a problem with was Ethan's reaction to something he discovers in Joss' past. Supposedly he is a former Marine, and he states that he just couldn't remember hearing anything that awful ... and her past wasn't all that bad. This was just a little out of the realm of believability for me. Otherwise, it was well-written, the characters themselves were well fleshed out and I got a real sense of where they came from and what made them the strong people they were. And .. I really liked the cover! I received an electronic copy from the author in exchange for an honest opinion.