Proceed with Caution by Betsy Brannon Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received eBook to review
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Book Description: Brooke Clayton is in trouble. Deep in the shadowy woods outside Nashville, the young activist stumbled on something she was never meant to see something she can never reveal if she values her life. Now, as an unknown enemy closes in, she must take drastic measures to disappear. Brooke's only hope for survival is to accept help from her uncle, Major Christopher Dane, and his team of highly trained operatives. Dane entrusts his niece's safety to one of his most reliable men, Hunter, aka Owl. Brooke and Owl go into hiding, posing as a married couple volunteering at a Civil War reenactment site. As Brooke comes to trust her protector, their connection deepens and their cover relationship begins to feel all too real. But when danger encroaches on their make-believe world and explosive truths are revealed, Hunter and Brooke risk everything to expose the discovery she tried so hard to escape and as peril looms ever closer, it's too late to proceed with caution.
My thoughts: This is the first book of Betsy Brannon Green that I have read. I have purchased two, that have sat on my shelf waiting to be read, Murder by the Book and Murder by Design. I know that I will be reading them. Proceed with Caution was a page turner and I was caught up in the story right from the start.
Life has unraveled quickly for Neely. On her birthday, she turns to her brother, who commands a special ops team for the military. He agrees to help her find her missing daughter, her husband who is accused of embezzlement, and her son who is caught in a war zone in Africa.
The team is on it! One operative, Owl, finds himself with Brooke, the missing daughter. They are trying to stay under the radar of the people trying to kill her and the police offers trying to subpoena her. They find themselves working on a Civil War reenactment resort. They are cute together. Brooke wants to try to make Owl smile. He is very serious and good at his job. It doesn't take long before their working relationship begins to turn into feelings that are stronger than friendship.
The book switches gears many times in the book. It shows the work on both ends. We visit Major Dane and his crew and how they are helping the rest of the family, and then we visit Owl and Brooke. This is done seamlessly and doesn't detract from either story line.
As I was finishing this book, I thought that the loose ends had been wrapped up and that the book was coming to a happy conclusion. I was wrong. The last chapter is a cliffhanger. The good news is that I know that there will be another book that features Brooke and Owl, the bad news is that I am anxiously awaiting the next book. This book is clean.