LET ME IN
He’s bringing anything but peace and quiet…
Tate Winslow is done with all the guns, the adventures, the brushes with death. All she wants is to be left alone. So when her enigmatic ex-boss shows up on her doorstep, she doesn’t care how good he looks. He’s all alpha male, the baddest of the bad–and a threat to her hard-won peace in more ways than one.
Tate is the only lead Derek Cole has on a case that could blow the intelligence world apart–if it doesn’t kill him before he can figure it out. She was his best agent, but she’s in hiding and he’s gone rogue, and he’s starting to think of her in a very nonprofessional way. In fact, he wants Tate like he wants his next breath, but he’s already risking his life and his career…does he need to put his heart in danger too?
"Tate Winslow left behind a chaotic life filled with danger lurking around every corner. The guns and the terrorists are now safely filed away in the past. She can live a quiet life without anyone knowing who she really is and without constantly being on high alert — or so she thinks.
Derek Cole is Tate’s ex-boss. He ran a tight ship, but lately something at work feels amiss, too many changes and not enough missions. But what really gets his mind working is when someone beats him up and leaves him for dead. Finding himself on Tate’s doorstep, he has to believe he can still trust her or both their lives can be at stake.
Together Tate and Derek try to figure out what is going on, who is behind his attack, and the message received by a dead agent. They need to hurry as time is of the essence, or they just might end up dead. It is hard to be professional when they are keenly aware of the chemistry building between them, which can be a nice distraction but could also get them killed.
Let Me In has all the makings of a great book — a storyline that flows smoothly while keeping you on the edge of your seat with excitement and excellent characters that blend well with each other. Sex, lies, and betrayal! What more could you need? Ms. Kauffman has written all that and much more within the pages of Let Me In. Go get a copy for your bookshelf."
” In Donna Kauffman’s LET ME IN, Tate Winslow awakens in the middle of the night to a noise on her doorstep. Three years removed from her life as a secret agent has not been enough time to break the security habits acquired in years as an agent. Tate is surprised to find Derek Cole, her former boss, bound and beaten on her doorstep.
Through a drugged haze, Derek manages to inform Tate that he has been contacted by Tate’s old partner, who was supposedly killed in the same torture camp where Tate was held. Derek’s suspicions about that former agent have led him to Tate for answers. Before he could make contact with her though, he was tranquilized and tortured himself for information. The hallucinogenic drugs administered to him during the interrogation prevent him from remembering most of it, but he does know that Tate is in danger. They have a limited amount of time to discover the truth before the enemy arrives at Tate’s door.
As Derek and Tate begin to work through the clues to discover Derek’s attacker, they awaken a desire for each other that was always previously stifled. Years ago, while working together, they shared a silent attraction for each other. Now, years later, that attraction has only grown. As the threat surrounding them grows, they can’t deny the heat building between them. They are fearful that their newly acknowledged passion will not live through the danger they must face to solve the mystery of the newly returned agent and her surprising revelations about the agency for which they both risked their lives.
Donna Kauffman’s LET ME IN is thrilling from beginning to end. I read it in one sitting. This is one of the few action/suspense novels where I haven’t been able to guess the ending, and I attribute that to Kauffman’s creative and dramatic story telling. Tate and Derek are great together. I love the fact that Kauffman’s characters are both sexy and intelligent. It makes for great reading. I have always enjoyed Kauffman’s books, and LET ME IN is no exception. It might be her best book yet. Run out and grab a copy, you won’t be disappointed.”
“After her last assignment left her literally tortured and broken, Tate vowed to live a simple, isolated life–a vow she has kept until her former commander, Derek, shows up beaten and drugged on her doorstep. He assures her that it’s not the drugs talking when he says her ex-partner CJ wasn’t killed but is alive behind enemy lines. Now Tate must leave the secure world she’s built and delve back into espionage to discover if CJ is friend or foe and find out what’s happening with the agency she left behind. She also must decide if life includes a new kind of relationship with Derek. Rather than action and suspense from start to finish, much of Kauffman’s latest focuses on conversations between Tate and Derek as they try to unveil the truth and their developing feelings for each other, and their deep-rooted, complex emotions do make for fascinating reading.”
~ Nina C. Davis, Booklist
THE NAKED TRUTH/Truth or Dare
PERFECTLY PLUM (Non-Fiction)