Title: One Defining Second
Series: When Seconds Count #3
Author: D.L. Roan
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Release Date: August 17, 2015
Release Date: August 17, 2015
One defining second can change a person’s life forever.
For Dax Keller, that second came with a promise he can’t possibly keep; to protect his best friend’s sister at all costs. There’s only one problem. Balancing the weight of his promise with his crushing attraction to the feisty redhead has proven to be impossible. He’s made so many mistakes, told so many lies, she curses the ground he walks on when he needs her to trust him the most.
The star witness in a federal human trafficking case, someone wants Rebecca Danes silenced, permanently. And now, the one man who’s cost her nearly everything, wants to protect her? The only person she and her misguided libido need protection from is him! She has a case to solve, a child to rescue from the clutches of a ruthless human trafficking ring, and nothing or no one—not even the demi-god of testosterone, Dax Keller—is going to stop her.
When Dax joins Rebecca on an international race to save a young boy from a brutal fate, he discovers the true impossibility of his task. Moving hell and earth to keep her out of an assassin’s crosshairs will be the easy part. Earning Rebecca’s forgiveness, and ultimately her heart, may kill them both.
*ARC received in return for an honest review.
Let me start by saying it is recommended Second Nature be read before One Defining Second, to avoid spoilers and get a better understanding of the characters.
One Defining Second is Dax and Rebecca's story and boy, what an exciting, emotional and gripping story it is, my heart was in my mouth for most of the plot. I really wish I could give this so much more than 5 stars, I freakin loved it!!!
We are transported back into the dark and dangerous world of human trafficking. This time with Rebecca and Dax, desperately trying to find a missing young boy, suspected of being sold into child slavery, before it's too late. I am a huge fan of D.L. Roan and simply adore her style of writing, she has a knack of drawing you into the world she has created and believing it is actually playing out in front of you. This is definitely the case with One Defining Second.
I was sucked into the horrific dangers that surround the very real, and growing, organised crime 'industry' of human trafficking, you can feel the author's passion for this running through the book. I won't lie, there is at least one scene that is quite distressing and had me sobbing, especially at the thought that this really does go on. That being so, there are some very funny scenes too which made me laugh out loud. I loved the explosive chemistry between Dax and Rebecca which had me laughing one minute and shouting out loud the next. Daayuuum, they are one hot couple!! For those who have read Second Nature, good news, Grant, Thalia & Winston make an appearance. I LOVE that monkey!
I loved Second Nature and didn't think anything would match the intensity, nail-biting tension and heart-beating-out-of-your-chest suspense but I was so wrong. D.L. Roan really upped her game and brought out the big guns with one. As with all of this author's novels, I was hooked in from the first page and kept there until the last. I absolutely loved this book and can't recommend it highly enough.
Well? What are you waiting for?? Go 1-click One Defining Second today and be prepared to have your mind blown away.
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From The Author
One Defining Second is a fast-paced, heart-pounding romantic thriller about survival. Dax and Rebecca's story takes you deep into the underworld of human trafficking, and the monsters that live there are very real.
Human sex trafficking is the third largest organized crime in the world, and growing every day. Dax and Rebecca's love story is one born of a bone-deep passion; for each other, and to save the innocent from such a cruel fate.
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After years of schlepping for the corporate world in an endless rotation of tasteless cube farms and cold coffee, DL Roan decided to give a little attention to the sexy voices inside her head and begin anew. Whether it's ménage, action-adventure, passion-filled suspense, sexy cowboys, assassins or angels, DL's novels are sure to keep you on the edge of the page reading long into the night.
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