Type: Romantic Suspense
My Copy: NetGalley
Two years ago Gunner Ortez saved Sydney Sloan’s life on a mission gone wrong. And ever since then, he’s been watching her back. Now a hostage-rescue mission is about to blow the Elite Ops agents’ lives apart once again.
Working side by side back in the jungles of Peru, the heat between Sydney and Gunner is hotter than ever-and so are the threats to their lives. With the danger escalating, Sydney knows Gunner is her only hope at successfully completing their assignment. But the ex-SEAL who arouses passion she’d only dreamed about also poses the greatest risk to the secret she carries in her heart…and in her belly.
At some point Cynthia Eden is bound to write something I don’t love but she hasn’t done it yet. This book is filled to the brim with so much action and sexiness that I’m surprised it didn’t self combust. Seriously, this book was fantabulous! I have such a huge thing for quiet, brooding heros and heroines who are tougher then their exterior. Sharpshooter gave me both coupled with Eden’s unique voice and compelling story lines.
Sydney is used to being on her own and completely capable of it as well. She may look like a sweet blond but that exterior hides a lethally trained woman who is one of the best at what she does. All the training in the world couldn’t save her fiance two years ago and her and his brother Gunner barely got out with their lives.
Not known for being a talker, Gunner is much better looking down the scope of a gun. That’s the only place he feels at home…except when he’s with Sydney. He knows he doesn’t have the right to ask her but he wants to make her his, permanently. But when a mission reveals more then either imagined will guilt keep them apart after one night of perfect flame?
I’m not sure how Eden does it but she manages to ensnare me every single time. Her combination of Sydney, who is tough on the inside and Gunner, who is tough on the outside made for a perfect story line wrought with emotion. The re-emergence of a past long thought dead makes things even harder for their budding relationship and he subsequently pushes her away. Of course at the worst possible time because there is something Sydney needs to tell Gunner and now that he’s stepping back and cooling off, she doesn’t know how.
I loved how protective Gunner was of Sydney even though she’s highly trained and totally capable. He’s always watching her back and he’s quick to come to her aid, even after he pushes her away. Though the story arc with them was slightly predictable and follows a troupe I’ve read a million times Eden makes it feel new and fresh. Sharpshooter is a fairly short read that is high octane from beginning to end. It pushes the overall series arc along at a good pace and gives the reader a good lead up to the next book. I am eagerly anticipating the next one…just like I am for all Cynthia Eden’s books!
I give Sharpshooter by Cynthia Eden 5 stars!