Book Review

TO THE BRINK
by Cindy Gerard

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense

2006 Romantic Intrigue Nominee

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Although they've been divorced
for five years, U.S. Embassy worker Darcy Prescott calls Ethan Garrett
when a fellow employee who has just given her an incriminating tape is killed in a hit-and-run "accident." Darcy gets rid of the tape by mailing it away, but she's kidnapped shortly thereafter by
an Abu Sayyaf terrorist cell operating
in the Philippines.

Five years of separation has not diminished Ethan's love for Darcy so,
the minute he receives her frantic message, Ethan and his brothers, all former
special-ops members, fly into the Philippines to extract Darcy covertly. Finding her will be tough enough, extracting her and avoiding the government military will be even harder.

Another Garrett sibling finds -- or
in this case, rediscovers -- his soul mate in the newest installment of Gerard's outstanding Bodyguards
series. Pulse-pounding action erupts
from the very first page, dragging
readers on a thrilling ride through
both the past and dangerous present. (Jan., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: St. Martin's

Published: January 2006

Reader Rating

4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(1 ratings)

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To the Brink

Submitted by Robin in PA on March 7, 2014 - 1:57pm.

After being given some highly sensitive information that has already left one person dead, Darcy Prescott fears she will be next. After a quick call to the only man she can trust, ex-husband Ethan Garrett, Darcy is plucked off the streets and marched into the jungle by a group of terrorists. When Ethan receives Darcy's message and can't contact her, he pulls together a rescue team and starts searching. Their search leads them to the jungles of the Philippines and a race against time.

This is the third book in Cindy Gerard's Bodyguards series and it contains many of my favorite themes.
We have a kidnapping, a dangerous trek through the jungle, reunited lovers, and a budding secondary romance. The story moves back and forth from the present day to eight years earlier when the couple first met, fell in love, and the eventual disintegration of their marriage. My only real problem with the story was the heroine's reasoning for ending her marriage. It just didn't ring true to me. Otherwise, this is an excellent romantic suspense story and a great addition to the series. My rating: 4 Stars.