My review originally posted on Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/reviews/RRs/April10RR/silenttruth.skdl.html
Hunter Wesley Thornton-Payne III is used to his colleagues at the Bureau of American Defense not particularly wanting to work with him and that’s just the way he likes it. After his best friend’s death four years ago, Hunter is just biding his time – and convincing his boss he’s not going to go rogue – while he waits to catch the assassin responsible for Eliot’s death. In the meantime, Hunter is stuck at a charity fundraiser, waiting for BAD’s contact in the sadistic terrorist group, the Fratelli de il Sovrano, to pass off important information to him. When his current mission collides with his personal vendetta, Hunter sees the opportunity to wreak vengeance on the one who murdered Eliot. There’s just one problem…
Reporter Abbie Blanton is on a mission of her own. Ten days ago, her mother contracted a mysterious illness that is swiftly killing her. The only way to save her is for Abbie to get information from a high-profile heiress at her family’s fundraiser. But then the heiress is shot as Abbie talks to her and Abbie finds herself thrust into a world like one she’s never before known.
Hunter and Abbie soon find themselves in a race against time to disrupt the Fratelli’s newest plot, find the assassin on their trail, and save Abbie’s mother. With danger around every corner, the last thing either of them needs is the distraction of desire. But when passion and love enter the mix, both will have to face the scariest thing of all: opening their hearts to one another.
Prepare yourself for a pulse-pounding thrill ride of a story with this exciting, sensual installment to the fantastic BAD Agency series. Ever since he was first introduced in the series, I have been waiting for Hunter’s story. Silent Truth did not disappoint. Hunter is gorgeous, brilliant, and has a past that makes him put up a cool exterior to all he meets. His fellow agents think he’s a jerk, but in Silent Truth, the real Hunter shines through. Hunter needed a woman who was strong enough to break down the walls around his heart, and Abbie was just that woman. She’s had her own fair share of heartbreak and betrayal and she doesn’t let it stop her from trusting Hunter. The two of them work well as a couple in every way, making me fall headfirst in love with their romance.
Silent Truth is the eighth story (fourth full-length book) in the BAD Agency series. Hunter and Abbie’s romance stands on its own, but to fully understand the extent of the Fratelli subplot, I recommend reading the previous two books (Phantom in the Night and Whispered Lies) first, as the Fratelli storyline began with Phantom in the Night and has continued on from there.
Separately, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love are two of my favorite authors. When they write as a pair? Pure magic. Silent Truth is romantic suspense at its best and I absolutely loved it! I can’t wait to see what this dynamic duo comes up with next and I am eagerly awaiting the next BAD Agency book.