SEDUCED BY HIS TARGET has one perilously dangerous predicament after another, and every unexpected situation that crops up is packed with lots of emotion. The heroine has been in hiding for much of her life, but it finally looks as though her time of being undetected is over. Only one man seems to want her kept safe, yet her death will only be hastened if she is wrong about his intentions. Gail Barrett concludes her Buried Secrets trilogy with an intensely suspenseful novel, where feelings are genuine and action is realistic.
She had hoped changing her name to Nadine Seymour would keep ruthless family members from ever finding her. Nadira al Kahtani refused to follow the archaic customs of her homeland, and she has made a good life for herself with the aid of two other women. Becoming a plastic surgeon lets her bring comfort to those who have suffered some type of physical abuse or accidental trauma, and her latest charitable endeavor has taken Nadine to Peru where many need her assistance. On a stormy night, she is taken from her camp by several men whom she fears might perchance have ties to her family.
One of her captors is Rasheed Daver, a man who initially appears just as cruel as the others. However, the CIA agent is covertly working with the terrorists, a group who is believed to be planning some type of attack. Rasheed has a personal reason for wanting anyone associated with the radicals to pay for their previous wrongdoings, and he currently needs more information to stop whatever conspiracy they want to carry out. His mission means everything to him and he cannot risk exposure, yet having Nadine as their captive brings out his protective side, a part of him thought lost forever.
The action is almost nonstop in SEDUCED BY HIS TARGET, as no one is willing to give up on their goals. Situations are frequently dangerous, where threats are very real and often could result in deadly consequences. There are definitely a few pulse-pounding incidents, as what will be the eventual outcome is never decided until after many dramatic seconds. I became totally caught up in what was going to happen to Rasheed and Nadine, as both are very likable and tried to do the right thing, even when it put their own lives in jeopardy. Some of the circumstances that arise are cleverly executed, and one in particular left me speechless because of its possibility.
Although Rasheed and Nadine do not trust the other at first, a common objective gradually makes them closer as time passes. This causes their growing sexual awareness to be even more potent and difficult to deny. When they can steal an intimate moment for themselves, their desire is expressed with such heartfelt feelings. The past of these two greatly influences their behavior at times, and working out any conflicts is often a huge challenge for this pair. The Buried Secrets trilogy had numerous unanticipated turns throughout the three books, and what ultimately occurred in the lives of each couple was always satisfying. SEDUCED BY HIS TARGET is a constantly intriguing story, and Gail Barrett doubles the enjoyment with plenty of emotional clashes.