James Dozer Burney, one half of Jameson Force Security's brainpower, has been in love with Jessica Jayne Anderson since the first time he met her at college. Too bad she ended up going out with their mutual friend, Chase. Jessica ends up pregnant and Chase ends up getting killed in a motorcycle accident. Since then Dozer has always looked after Jessica and Thea, while Jessica never realized that he was in love with her. When Dozer gets a notification that prisoner Ivan Borovsky, a member of the Russian Mafia, has escaped a federal prison, he knows that Ivan is on his way to Florida to kill Jessica. Six years ago Jessica testified against Ivan which ended up putting him away for life. Luckily, with the help of the Jameson Force Security, Dozer is able to quickly get down to Florida to try and get Jessica, Thea and Jessica's mom, Claire to safety. Now it's just a race between catching Ivan and keeping Jessica safe and Dozer will do anything to make sure that happens. Since Dozer and Jessica are spending so much time together, their real feelings towards each other are beginning to show until they both realize that they have been in love with each other for years. Now they just need to get past a Russian mobster wanting to kill them so they finally have their happy ending. I really loved this friends to lovers suspense story. Dozer may be one of the smartest people in the world and not a thoroughly trained field expert, but he was willing to risk his life for the woman he loves. It was fun watching Jessica and Dozer finally admit their feelings to each other. I really liked Dozer and Jessica together. They both are just really nice people who deserved to be happy.
What can you expect with a Code Name novel - plenty of action that will have you on the edge of your seat, workplace comradely, loyalty and strong bonds. Along with every SB book, there will be an adequate amount of intimacy to keep the romantics happy, me included. Therefore it’s no surprise that this story has all of these factors. Dozer Burney is a smart man, some would say a genius and this is why he is pivotal to the Jameson team. He along with Bebe have created some very high tech devices to keep the team members safe. Never did he think he might need any of them as he’s not a field agent but he’d do everything to keep his best friend Jess safe. She was a key witness to put away a Russian mafia member for life on murder charges, so when he escapes, he won’t be friendly when he catches up with her. From the get go, Dozer’s focus is to only keep his girls- Jess, her daughter Thea and her mother Claire safe and will go to extreme measures to achieve that goal. I am always perplexed as to why some characters feel the need to insert themselves in the dangerous situations, when clearly it’s unsafe and more of a hindrance but I appreciate their passion and devotion. And I’m glad things didn’t end badly in this case. I love the intricate levels of these books, the action and love story are the key elements for me. Dozer has had a thing for Jess since he met her back in college but fate wasn’t on his side and now years later he can’t think of anything but being with her. Despite the fact, there’s more to their tale, and one I recommend you read.
I have been waiting for Dozer’s story. I enjoyed Dozer and Jessica story and they had chemistry from the get go. There was suspense, but I wanted a little bit more. I wanted a little bit more of the mystery that was Dozer in the Jameson Novels. I love how they were able to heal and come together on so many levels. “I want to wake up to your face every morning, and go to sleep with the memory of your kiss on my lips every night.” About the Book: When Kynan McGrath approached me about joining Jameson Force Security, I jumped at the chance. Just call me Dozer Burney, one half of the genius duo who keeps the team at the forefront of security technology. The move from NASA to Jameson also put me back on the east coast, closer to those who mean the most to me. Jessica Anderson has been my best friend since college. A single mom who found herself mixed up with a dangerous man years ago, she’s been living a safe, quiet life in Miami after helping police put him behind bars. We both knew her safety, and that of her daughter, was reliant on him staying locked up. So when I see an alert that he’s escaped from his maximum security prison, I know where he’s heading to exact his revenge. Now it’s a race against time to get to Jessica before he does. Protecting her with my life is easy, because there’s one thing I’ve never admitted to anyone, not even myself—I have been in love with Jessica Anderson since the day I met her. And if we both make it out alive, I’ll make sure she knows it every day for the rest of our lives.