The Mercenary by Cherry Adair
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Here's the synopsis for The Mercenary by Cherry Adair (2008) from Barnes & Noble.com:
Victoria Jones was a lousy liar. Not that the sensible bookkeeper was accustomed to lying--or anything else that would have disrupted her safe, dull existence. But her world took a terrifying turn when her twin brother, Alex, an agent for T-FLAC, the elite antiterrorist task force, went missing.
Now she'll do anything to find him...lie, cheat, even subject herself to the predatory advances of Alex's T-FLAC partner, Marc Savin, if it will help get her brother home safe.
But trusting the sexy, brooding operative might just be the risk of a lifetime.
The Mercenary is back, and better than ever!
I wouldn't say there was anything terribly unique about this book--quiet, introspective heroine approaches strong-willed, burned-out hero to shame/guilt him into helping find her brother, who is being held captive by extremely bad men in a foreign country. Of course, Marc has been hurt in the past, and he isn't very excited about finding himself strongly attacted to Victoria--and he's equally unhappy to learn that she knows so much about T-FLAC.
Overall, the plot didn't seem very well-developed, and the characters didn't really get past their stereotypes. I won't be looking into any other of Adair's T-FLAC books.
My overall personal rating of The Mercenary is a C+.