Every once in a while, a book will come along and grab my attention until the very end. Relentless is just that book. This is the second book in the Somerton Security series by Elizabeth Dyer and it can be read as a stand-alone.
Ethan Somerton is searching for his presumed-dead friend and he’s going deep undercover into the Columbian cartel to find him. Then he meets Natalie Vega, of the Vega cartel. Natalie is a totally fearless and smart lead character. Her only care in the world is her sister and she will protect her at all costs. Her uncle knows this and uses her sister to control Natalie and use Natalie in any way possible in his cartel business dealings. Natalie is basically surviving day to day to keep her sister alive and unharmed.
Ethan is willing willing to do what ever he has to do to find his friend. He goes undercover as the Vega accountant. While searching for his friend, he discovers the previous accountant was stealing money and he secures the loyalty of the family by bringing it to light. He finds himself in the strange predicament of falling in love with the enemy’s niece and he has to decide if he can trust his instinct. Natalie has to decide if she can trust this outsider while knowing the risk of harming her sister in the process. The life of the cartel has really taken a toll on Natalie over the years and she has to decide if she can take a chance on Ethan.
The rest of the book is full of conspiracy, fast-paced action, and really engaging dialogue between Ethan and Natalie that I really enjoyed reading. Thank you to NetGalley for the copy for my honest opinion. Relentless is available June 12.