Race to Kill (Book 1 in the Love and Scandal Series)
When fiercely independent Vivian Reese is thrust onto the national stage during a heated presidential campaign, she doesn't expect to become a media darling. She also doesn't expect to start to fall for her sexy new bodyguard, Marcus Locke. But when threats start surfacing against the sitting President's campaign and all evidence points to Vivian, she doesn't know who to trust.
Delta Force Operator turned FBI agent Marcus Locke is supposed to be investigating campaign finance crimes. He's not supposed to be checking out the sexy, eloquent campaign spokeswoman Vivian Reese, who's one of his prime suspects! But when they are caught in the middle of a presidential race that is quickly turning deadly, he is forced to put both his heart and his job in the line of fire.
Tempers flare and passions ignite as the campaign gets dangerous, but when bullets start to fly will either of them survive?
Information about the author:
Rachel Kall writes romantic suspense. She likes writing spicy and suspenseful stories to keep readers guessing. Rachel is a member of Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death, and Georgia Romance Writers. She loves animals and is active in animal rescue. She enjoys adding loveable pets to her stories. She lives in Georgia with her husband and five furkids—two dogs and three cats.
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The next afternoon Viv stepped out of her car and smoothed down her black pantsuit and adjusted her purple blouse. This isn’t that big of a deal, she told herself. This was a trial run. Yeah, it was a national TV spot, but it wasn’t going to be a hostile interview. They’d chosen her first foray on the national news as the new spokesperson wisely. Or Abby had. And she would be doing the show via satellite from campaign headquarters.
She walked up to the main entrance and swore, realizing she’d left her credentials and badge in the car. Oh well, someone there would know her. She’d spent a lot of her time lately in the Florida office. Florida was a key swing state in the election. But now with her unexpected promotion, she would be working out of the Washington, DC office. A perk of working for a Senator from Virginia. Arthur had made the strategic decision to set up shop there because he thought it made Nelson seem more presidential. And while she was glad to be living back home in her own condo, Viv questioned his position. She thought it made the Senator seem more inside the beltway than he already was. That’s one reason she enjoyed working in the South Florida office of the campaign. She felt connected to people in the local community; real people, with real problems.
Viv walked through the door and ran into a human brick wall.
“Sorry, ma’am. I need to see your identification,” a deep voice said.
Viv looked up—way up into the dark chocolate eyes of the huge man blocking her way. Good grief, he had a foot on her. At least. She hadn’t worn her highest heels today because she knew she’d be sitting for the interview. Now she wished she had.
“I left my badge in my car,” she said. She tapped her foot with impatient nerves.
“I’ll need you to go get it.” His face remained passive, and he didn’t break eye contact.
“I’m going to be late.” She looked down at her watch. “Crap, I’m going live in less than ten minutes. This is a national TV spot. I can’t be late. Let me by.” She took a step forward, and he blocked her path. Obviously she wasn’t going to get past him if he didn’t want her to.
He cocked his head to the side. “I haven’t seen you around here before.”
“And I haven’t seen you either. I’m taking over for Gene.”
“You’re the new spokesman?” His eyes widened.
“Spokesperson,” she corrected him.
“Excuse me.” He smiled and shifted his weight. “Anyone around here who can vouch for you? How do I know you’re not here to harass the Senator?”
“Give me a break.” She was exasperated by his tactics, but she couldn’t help but look closer at him. His arms bulged under his tailored navy dress shirt. His dark brown hair was cut short, and a hint of tiny stubble covered his jaw.
“God, where have you been?” Abby’s voice rang in her ear.
“Sorry, I got detained by—I didn’t get your name?” She motioned to the security hunk.
“Name is Marc. Marc Locke,” he said, his eyes twinkling.
“Great, you’ve met the private security.” Abby grabbed her arm. “We’ve got to get going.”
Need a story with Suspense and Romance… than Race to Kill is the one for you.
Vivian is a strong independent character but when she suddenly finds herself in trouble she needs to allow Marc Locke a security specialist with the Nelson Campaign to watch over her.
Marc finds himself falling for the woman he is supposed to be protecting. But he has another problem, he’s supposed to be investigating the Nelson Campaign. Will him being undercover for the FBI cause him to lose the possibility of wonderful things in the future?
The suspense of not knowing who is after Viv or setting her and the Nelson Campaign up will have you guessing the whole time. First off Viv has a stalker that suddenly is killed. Then, she is accused of vandalizing the President’s campaign.
Marc worries that there isn’t anything he can do to protect Viv. When the truth of what he is doing comes to light will Viv’s life be put in danger.
All these questions can be answered if you run out to buy the book.
Happy Reading… Adri