Book Review: Can’t Hide from Me by Cordelia Kingsbridge
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.
Do you know that feeling when you’re reading a book and you have to drop it for a few minutes to do something and when you get back the characters are already balls deep in each other? that’s how I felt every five pages. I mean, I’m okay with reading an erotica but Damn son, I left you guys for five minutes! Cool your balls!
Still on the topic of sex, while I don’t mind Angels ‘tendencies’ to bang everything with a dick, I was FIRMLY against most of the sex scenes with Charles because:
- While I can understand miscommunications in relationships, in this case, they REALLY REALLY needed to sort things out before adding sex to the list of things frustrating them.
- The timing was just awful and the reason for having sex even more so.
- It was just plain unhealthy. Angel was having a hard time with Paul’s kidnapping and subsequent death, and the stalker thing wasn’t helping, I can understand that he wasn’t in the right mental state but, Charles was.
- You know what I changed my mind about commenting on Angels tendencies, but he is a grown ass man, and an FBI agent at that, he should know that the answer to everything is NOT in fact getting laid. He could have gone to the gym to burn the excess energy, he could have poured his soul into REALLY finding out who the stalker was. There are lots of ways he could cope and while most of the ones in my head are not healthy such as alcohol, disassociation and compartmentalizing it, using sex to cope made me mad.
Now to the good parts.
- I liked the mystery/suspense thing and I really didn’t see that ending coming.
- I liked how the author kept me on edge while trying to figure out if Raul was really dead.
- Speaking of Raul, for a guy who was dead before the book began, I found myself liking him. He might be a gang leader but I liked how he was humanized despite the horrors he no doubt caused.
- I liked the pacing of the book.
- I liked the use of bondage gear for kidnapping lol :)
Plot: 3 Stars
Editing: 4 Stars
Characters: 3 Stars
Ending: 4 Stars
Chemistry: 3 Stars
Pacing: 4 Stars
Total 3.5 stars
Interesting book but…
It’s a nice book, and while I don’t agree with Charles and Angels constant sex, on the grounds that it was the wrong time and at that point, it was unhealthy and doing more harm than good, I get that not all relationships are pretty, some are messed up.
I like the plot twist with the stalker… That bondage gear tho