BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Cold Evidence by Rachel Grant (Evidence #6)
Publication date: February 2nd 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Romance
The frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest are about to get hot…
The only thing Navy underwater archaeologist Undine Gray fears more than facing former SEAL Luke Sevick is never scuba diving again. But when a dive on a Cold War-era US Navy submarine ends with an accidental explosion, she’s terrified of going into the deep, forcing her to beg the most experienced diver she knows to take her back to the bottom of the cold Salish Sea.
Luke wants nothing to do with the woman who destroyed his career a dozen years ago but finds it impossible to turn his back on her plea. Caught off-guard by an attraction he doesn’t want to feel, he’s eager to be done with this mission of mercy. But when they dive on the wreck, he only gets sucked in deeper. Someone has been digging on the Navy sub…and it appears the explosion that almost killed Undine was no accident.
To find the truth, Undine must navigate murky waters and the unexpectedly hot undercurrents swirling between her and Luke. Worse, divers are searching for something lost in US waters during the Cold War, and they’ll do anything to keep Luke and Undine from finding it first.
As I have mentioned before, I love this series of books. Each can be read standalone, and is a complete novel – no cliffhanger.
This is another sizzling addition to the series, with a relationship which perhaps doesn’t follow the conventional lines.
Apart from the great characters and storylines, one of the things I enjoy such a lot about Rachel’s books is the level of detail. As a reader, I find the attention to detail to be impressive. It never impacts upon the telling of the story, but always makes it feel more grounded in reality.
This book is tense and filled with action and misdirection. Add in a wonderfully spicy connection between the lead characters, Luke and Undine, and an explosion in the first chapter, and you have another strong showing from the author. Loved it.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Four-time Golden Heart® finalist Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco, survey and excavation of many prehistoric Native American sites in the Pacific Northwest, researching an historic concrete house in Virginia, and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children and can be found on the web at www.Rachel-Grant.net.