The unpredictable meets the emotional. Boniface keeps the one, two punches coming with Ethan and Dakota. True love becomes a dangerous game for two strangers in the night. Dakota finds herself in over her head when she falls for the wrong guy. Just when she finds the right one, her past choices could spell the end of more then the happy ending she's always wanted. A suspenseful thrill.
Countdown: Steele is a story of choices. Steele is faced with some heavy hitting decisions in both his personal and professional life. The most important one is should he follow his head or listen to his heart? His career is on the line, when he meets Kira. Kira is the daughter of his next big headline story. Her father has been kidnapped and his celebrity could end up exposing a long guarded family secret, but also destroying a chance at love for her. Just when you think your heart is done breaking, there's another twist in store.
I love Allie Boniface. Her characters are poetic proof that mistakes aren't the definition of who we are. Grayson and Kara may be different people, but they share a common goal. Moving beyond the negativity that has haunted their lives and create their own brand of beauty. Countdown: Grayson is not the beginning of the end, but the start of something wonderful. Happiness.
I really liked the first half of this book and the characters. Then in the second half the characterizations of both the hero and heroine went into stereotypical Harlequin mode. The heroine's descent was more acute - she faced any tough conversation or situation by either crying or spreading her legs. The hero was actually a pretty good guy, tough but open minded and open hearted. Then he just got secretive so he could protect the little lady bullshit. I ended up skimming most of the last 25% of the book. The ending was okay, but not enough for me to want to read the rest in the series.