4.5 stars. Wow, a great realty-based, action-packed romance suspense story. It kind of reminded me of those movies starring Jodie Foster, you know the ones with edge-of-your seat action and suspense, a smart and realistic heroine running for her life, and a tight realistic plot. No Navy SEALs or damsel in distress in this story. The heroine is trying to escape the clutches of her drug lord ex-husband, who wants her dead and their son as an heir to his illicit business. The hero is an FBI agent who has been working undercover for years trying to bring the drug lord down. The romance starts slow as the book focuses on the plot and action, but about half way things begin to heat up to sizzling. I can't believe this was a debut. I enjoyed it!!