Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Can’t Hide From Me
Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 338 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: October 3, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Charles Hunter’s team is on a mission to extract an unidentified ATF agent from an undercover job gone wrong. All they’ve got to go on is the rendezvous location—until Charles recognizes the ex he hasn’t seen in years. Their “simple rescue mission” is about to get a lot more complicated.
For Ángel Medina, adjusting to life after his cartel nightmare is hard enough without confronting memories of a failed relationship. All he wants is a fresh start. But when a violent stalker lashes out from the shadows, Ángel realizes his nightmare is far from over.
As the stalker’s obsession escalates and bodies start dropping, Charles and Ángel are thrown together in a desperate search for the culprit. Tempers flare and old passions reignite, drawing them back into the same turbulent relationship that once ended in disaster.
But the stalker isn’t letting go—and the next strike might hit straight through the heart.
Review: I loved this story; yet I know there are aspects that many will have an issue with. But for me, this story was just about perfect. I loved the cover, I loved the history between Angel and Charles, I loved that they tried to stay apart but just couldn’t, and I loved that at the end all of the secrets and lies were exposed and they were able to start over.
Angel and Charles broke up pre-story and don’t see each other again until Charles and his team are sent to extricate Angel from his undercover gig as the companion of a powerful Mexican cartel leader. Things go from bad to worse when Charles realizes what Angel went through and had to do while he spent that year undercover. But, at the same time, you don’t blame Angel or accuse him of being a cheater. They were not together anymore because Charles is closeted and would not acknowledge they were ever actually in a relationship, yet how the relationship ended was harsh. It is explained, so let it play out and I assure you it’s not as bad as it appears.
As you can gather from that paragraph above, these two have mountains to move to get past all the hurt and hard feelings. In addition, Angel is being hunted and no matter what they do or where they go, they are easily found. This is a story that is full of intrigue and mystery, wrapped around two bad-ass ATF agents who can’t seem to keep their clothes on around each other, and still deny their feelings for one another. Fortunately, as a reader, their actions speak loud and clear, and I knew once they finally got the truth on the table, the love they obviously feel for each other will mend any and all past hurts and feelings of betrayal.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*