Format: pdf (provided by author)
Release Date: April 1, 2013
A stash of terrorists in a tiny town? No one believes her.
American diplomat Montana Dela Vega, posted to laid-back Western Australia, discovers a band of known terrorists hiding deep in the bush. Laughed at by superiors, she must find courage and her own resources to expose the ruthless zealots.
The only people who believe her wild story are Caden Rawn, the mysterious and physically intimidating man with a terrifying reputation, and a bloody history that dogs his every step; and Steve Scarborough, a local police officer with an instinct for the truth and a secret of his own.
Caden and Montana's private investigation entwines them in tragedy and fear, and teaches them the meaning of friendship...and love. They must face the cost of truth and the courage of their convictions for Montana's terrorists are very real and very deadly indeed--and they want Montana for themselves....
When I first began Terror Stash, two things immediately became clear. First, author Tracy Cooper-Posey doesn't waste time creating conflicts for her characters and second, some of the characters are Australian, and there was a bit of a translation breakdown between them and myself. I sadly, have no Australian friends to translate for me so I was on my own. Luckily, Terror Stash isn't too immersed in Australian lingo and slang so it's fairly simple for readers to follow the conversations between characters.
From the very beginning of Terror Stash, there's an overall feeling of suspicion and danger among the characters. Readers don't know who will turn out to be the villain, if any of them at all and that factor kept me turning the pages well into the early morning hours.
Caden and Montana are a great team, even if they don't agree at first. Where one lacks, the other excels. Montana pulls her own weight in this suspense filled story. She's quick witted and tough but she's not a machine, she just keeps her feelings on lock down. At times it seemed like Caden would never reach Montana and he had to resort to drastic measures to get her to admit that she cared about him. Montana forgave him a bit too quickly for my tastes, but ultimately, there was a satisfactory resolution to the conflict.
The suspense of Terror Stash can make readers feel as if they're standing on the edge of a cliff and don't know if they'll fall off or be pulled back just in time. It was exhilarating and fast paced. If you love a suspense filled romance, then definitely grab a copy of Terror Stash for your collection!