Book Review! HIT & RUN by: Lori Matthews

Gage Callahan knew his latest assignment with Callahan Security was going to be a disaster. He traipsed around Europe to locate the computer programmer he was hired to protect only to discover she’s actually a hacker hiding in Alaska. Tensions mount when she narrowly escapes becoming roadkill as a vicious organization comes after her. It will take all his ingenuity to rush her to safety, especially when Gage’s primary objective…get her and the prototype to New York…becomes secondary to protecting his heart from a fatal attraction to the spunky woman.

Dani Pierce is used to working on the dark web but now she is truly scared because deadly trouble has arrived at her front door. The self-reliant hacker knows she’ll need help to survive her contract to build facial recognition software. The aggravating yet handsome man hired to protect her makes it clear he detests her, but that doesn’t stop her from developing feelings for him.

It soon becomes apparent to Gage that Dani’s in deeper than she’ll admit but her answers don’t explain why the deadly gang after her is always one step ahead. It will take his military skills and her hacking know-how to save not only their butts, but the budding love they’ve discovered in the midst of danger.

Hit & Run is a book that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

A quick aside: I will admit that going into this read, I did not realize it was the third in the series. This is an issue that was 100% on me because I simply didn’t pay attention. I didn’t find out until I actually went to post my review on GoodReads and read someone else’s review that mentioned this. That alone should speak to the fact that Ms. Matthews did an excellent job making Hit & Run function fully as a standalone, something that can be hard to do.

Now for the actual review:

I’m a huuuuuge fan of romantic suspense. Huge. So when I read the blurb, I snatched this bad boy off of NetGalley with a swiftness. Add in a bit of enemies-to-lovers and I am digging it big time.

In the beginning we meet a grumpy Gage. Which I find entirely too charming. Okay, that’s not the actual beginning, the actual beginning involves a body flying through the air, but I digress…

Our boy has a legitimate reason to be a bit ticked off after scouring Europe for a woman he’s been hired to protect only to learn she was in the US. Let’s not forget that once he finally finds Dani, he gets a shaky shotgun pointed directly at his forehead and… Yeah, I kinda understand the grump.

Dani is a genius hacker who… has made some bad decisions. Some very bad decisions. Since I know people in real life who are very smart and completely lack common sense, I have lumped Dani into that category. Sorry, doll, you can’t “borrow” secret code from a government and expect it to all be peachy keen.

Yep, she did that.

And now that she has people after her to the extent that they killed her doppelganger in a hit and run, Gage is charged with protecting her. They flee the Alaska town where Dani had been hiding to try to find some place that is safe enough to regroup, eliminate the threat, and get her back to her normal life.

But, their time on the run has resulted in a spark that turned into a massive flame as the chemistry between them exploded on the page.

Ms. Matthews does an exceptional job of world-building and her descriptions are so lush and rich that I am green with envy over her immense gift with words. You are immediately sucked into Gage and Dani’s world… for better or worse.

Hit & Run is a fast-paced romantic suspense with a delicious enemies-to-lovers trope and a deep looming threat that Ms. Matthews did an excellent job chilling my bones with.

Where to find Hit & Run

Goodreads

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

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