Author: Harper McDavid
Publisher:Soul Mate Publishing (September 25, 2019)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Synopsis: When engineer Avery McAndrews is offered a last-minute assignment to the rough and tumble border town of Zapata, Texas, she doesn’t think twice. Used to pushing past stereotypes, she’s sure this project will earn the long-awaited promotion.
Instead, she’s thrown in the crossfire between warring drug cartels and soon discovers that her captor, Javier Ramos, is more than just a power hungry drug lord. He’s crazy.
As lead attorney for the cartel, it’s Alejandro DeLeon’s job to manage Javier. But this time, Javier’s cruelty reaches epic proportions, and Alejandro finds himself wanting to risk everything to save Avery.
Running for their lives with Mexico’s underworld at their heels, Avery and Alejandro discover unintended and intensifying emotions, feelings neither sought and neither seem prepared to control…
Zapata was quite an entertaining read! The romance mixed with thriller was completely captivating!
Avery is an engineer who was just sent to a town in Texas, Zapata. Being a female in a male dominated workplace, Avery is used to the stereotypes of the day to day things and is sure that this new job is going to get her the promotion she knows she deserves. But things go south quickly once arriving in Zapata. She learns that the drug cartels in the area are in a war and she is now directly in the middle of it. Alejandro is an attorney for the cartel, in charge of managing Javier, the drug lords son, and making sure he doesn’t do anything too stupid. But then Javier kidnaps Avery. And everything changes for Alejandro and Avery.
I am a huuuge fan of Avery, our main gal. She was a strong-willed, dependant, brave woman and something to be reckoned with despite all that was happening to her. Her and Alejandro’s relationship was sizzlin’ to start and only gets better as they are put through high stakes scenarios. Recommended for fans of slow burnin romance, fast-paced reads, and thrilling twists and turns that will leave you constantly guessing. I am giving this a 4 out of 5 stars. I can’t wait to read what is next for Avery and Alejandro!
*Copy received in exchange for honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to the author and TLC Book Tours for including me on the tour!
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About Harper McDavid
As a child, Harper McDavid watched her mother ride the rollercoaster of writing books, swearing she’d never do it herself. But some things are just hardwired, and luckily for Harper the world has moved on beyond typewriters and ten-pound manuscripts.
Harper’s gritty romantic suspense incorporates her own background in science and engineering and work experience along the border. The result is a collection of brainy hard hat-wearing heroines that occasionally swap out their coveralls for the little black dress.
Harper is the mother of three daughters and lives in the foothills of Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and a fat cat. Her free time is spent traveling the world in search of that next story and perusing her local library for funny book covers.
Find out more about Harper at her website, and connect with her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
I loved Avery, too!! I’m totally here for heroines who can help themselves! Thank you for being on this tour, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Sara @ TLC Book Tours