By L.P. Dover
Wild, reckless, and fast.
That’s how I raced until a fatal accident on the track ruined my riding career. I had no choice but to leave that life behind; at least, until now. My name is Logan Chandler, one of the best FBI agents in the country. When an old friend calls for help and winds up dead, I take matters into my own hands. In order to do that, I have to go back to my past, back to the racetrack and to the one girl I never thought I’d see again . . . Kassidy Bennett.
She’s the key to solving it all, but bringing her in could put her in grave danger. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize she was already there. To save her, I have to put everything on the line. It’s a race against time, a race to the death, and only one will make it to the end.
HIGH-SIDED is a second-chance romance between Logan and Kassidy. Logan ended their relationship for Kassidy’s own good after he was involved in a terrible accident that took him a year to recover from. Flash forward eight years, and an old teammate and friend calls him for help because someone is sabotaging the team and they need to figure out who it is. Logan initially refuses, but when his friend ends up dead, he takes the case on, even though it means having to face Kassidy again.
I loved the first two books in the Armed & Dangerous series, but I have to say that this one fell flat for me. In regards to the mystery surrounding the team, I thought there were too many holes in the case, most of which involved the villain’s actions. In regards to the characters, Logan and Kassidy are very likeable, but I didn’t feel a connection with them or between them. Logan’s attempt to not drag Kassidy down with him all those years ago was noble and sweet, but I felt she forgave him too quickly. I don’t think anyone can get over eight years of heartbreak after a five minute conversation. I felt the behaviour of some of the characters to be a little odd, such as the switch in affection from one person to another overnight, and the lack of grieving after the funeral. It’s hard to get emotionally invested in the characters when their own emotions seem so weak and fickle.
HIGH-SIDED is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. The story itself is very fast paced and is ultimately a fairly quick read. While this one didn’t win me over, having read and loved the previous two books, I would continue on with this series.
High-Sided (Armed & Dangerous # 3)
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