When you fall asleep in safe mode, they may bury you…
Dr. Grace Wentworth is at the end of her rope with her wild sister who is pursuing the pipe dream of becoming an actress and pawning her daughter off on Grace to do so. When her sister doesn’t come back from her latest audition, and Grace finds out she’s gone to a BDSM resort in Vegas, she has no choice but to go to Sin City to find her and drag her home.
Dexter Buchanan is just looking for a little well-deserved time off from Deep Six Security to wallow in geek talk with fellow techies at the biggest military electronics show in the world in Vegas. What he gets is far from relaxing, however, when he sees his former college friend-with-benefits at the airport being hustled away in a limo to the Silver Chains Resort. After a little research, he finds out the resort is a kink club and thinks his very vanilla former lover and family friend must’ve lost her mind or she might be in trouble.
Could his decision not mind his own business unravel secrets of his own? Would his interference result in him losing his job at Deep Six, and maybe his life to boot? Or would it be his chance to reconnect with his hardcore military family who thought he was a failure, if he didn’t drag them down with his sinking ship?
One of the things I love the most about this series is the camaraderie. They joke around to ease the mood when things get tough. Most importantly they are family to each other, not by blood but by choice.
We get a close look at Dex in this one and everything we thought we knew goes right out the window.
Grace is looking for her sister, but where that leads her is far more dangerous than she realized. This is a favorite scene after Dex gets her out of the clutches of a not so worthy DOM, with him arrested and in the hospital with an allergic reaction.
How in the hell was he going to talk his way out of this one?
Nobody at Deep Six knew his real name wasn’t Dex Buchanan… including Logan.
All he could hope for was that Hawk didn’t believe her, thought maybe she was a kooky hooker he’d picked up or something. That’s exactly what he planned on telling him. Without some quick thinking, and believable explanations, his whole life could implode.
Because he just couldn’t mind his own business.
“Who’s Logan?” Grace asked turning back toward him.
“My boss, why?” Dex asked, his teeth clenching.
“Hawk is calling him to get bail money before he heads over here. You’re fortunate to have such good friends,” Grace replied.
“He’s going to need every one of them too,” the officer grumbled, as he pinned Dex with a glare. “I’ll get the nurse to help you get dressed so we can take you downtown.”
The door closed, and Dex sat up on the bed. Downtown. To be fingerprinted and booked into the Clark County jail. Anxiety tightened his chest and he swallowed several times before ridding himself of the knot of fear constricting his throat.
For six damned years he’d kept a low profile, built his new life, and in one night it all went to hell. His real name would now be connected to his alias, so if Sheridan was looking for him, he’d know exactly where to find him. Logan would know his former identity too, and if Dex didn’t do a lot of creative explaining, he might fire him for lying on his resume.
“I hope you know what you just did, Grace. What it cost me to help you last night, and the price I’m going to pay now for it.” Sickness boiled in his gut, and Dex wished like hell he could put a hand over the burning hole there.
It looked like the only two lies he’d ever told in his life were converging and the epicenter for the fallout would be Las Vegas.
McGraw, Becky. Safe Mode: Deep Six Security Series Book 4 (Kindle Locations 955-972). Kindle Edition.
From here it gets more intriguing as the team takes on the task of finding Grace’s sister.
Dex reunites with his family and their are surprises at almost every turn.
There are parts of this that were difficult to read because of the situation and the detailed descriptions of what is going on. Definitely not a read for the faint of heart.
Extremely well written and the relationship that emerges between Grace and Dex is feisty, sweet and sexy as hell.
5 Contented Purrs for Becky!
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Becky McGraw writes happily-ever-afters with heat, heart and humor.