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Life has not been kind to Bianca.
Childhood abuse has left her cautious.
She trusts no one. Especially men.
Guarding her emotional and physical scars has been her life’s mission.
She went to her deathbed without ever sharing her secrets with anyone.
Or so she thought.
Waking up from ten years in a cryostat leaves her scared out of her mind.
People have seen her scars.
The horror of that new reality has her reeling.
And worse? She’s been left alone in the care of a man she barely knows.
Grayson’s job is to keep Bianca safe and nurse her to health.
He’s well aware she has secrets.
The welts on her back explain a lot about the private woman.
It’s not a surprise that she doesn’t trust him.
She doesn’t deserve whatever life has dealt her.
He will move mountains to keep her safe and help her heal.
As their friendship grows, he gradually breaks down her walls.
He’d give anything for her to let him in.
But he won’t rush her.
Patience is his best option.
Bianca believes she is too broken to be loved.
Grayson will wait a lifetime to prove her wrong.
The books in this series can be read on their own, but readers will enjoy the Project DEEP series more if they are read in order.
I recommend you read this series in order to get the most out of every book.
With each book in this series, I find myself wondering what could possibly happen next. I love the way things are progressing, from the couples that form to the escalating threat to their safety, to the efforts to preserve the research and keep everyone safe.
Bianca had been abused as a child, and Grayson has been assigned to keep her safe and help her through the revival process.
There is, by necessity, overlap between this book and the previous, Reviving Graham. This is a favorite scene after Grayson decides they need to leave the safe house.
Grayson’s phone rang in his pocket, and he leaned to one side to pull it out and handed it to Bianca.
“Unknown number. How shocking,” she murmured as she connected it. “Hello?”
“Yes. Grayson is with me.” She put it on speaker and held it between them. “It’s Dade,” she said to Grayson.
“Where are you?” Dade asked. “Sounds like you’re in a car.”
“We are,” Bianca responded. “Grayson got nervous. We left the safe house.”
“Well, if your hairs were standing on end, it wasn’t without reason. We’ve had a problem.”
“What happened?” Grayson asked, glancing at Bianca.
“Graham was on a deadline to get all the data transferred from the mainframe in the bunker to external hard drives, and he got caught. There was a confrontation. Long story, but two men were killed in the incident, Graham and Kate have left the bunker. They are heading to Montana.”
Grayson gripped the steering wheel tighter. “Shit. Is everyone else okay?”
“Yes. But the list of who I’m inclined to trust is growing shorter by the moment.”
“You think someone was tipped off that Graham was downloading data?”
“I’m certain of it.”
“Fuck. Are you sure you trust your guy on the inside? Spencer?”
“Yeah. It wasn’t him. In fact he’s on the run. He’s heading this way now.”
“Jesus.” Grayson ran a hand through his hair and glanced at a white-faced Bianca.
“Blair and I are at what I’m now calling the staging area in Montana. We’re on a ranch. I’ll send you the details. Members of our team are trickling in, but with Graham and Kate under so much suspicion, I’m afraid they are a hot target right now.
“I need them here, but I’m going to suggest you hold off for a while until I’m certain they weren’t followed. The last thing we want is for half our team to be blindsided all in one place. And the longer we can go without the government finding out I’m alive, the better.”
“Do you think we’re a target?” Grayson asked.
“No. Not a word about either of you right now. Blue Cell is focused on Graham and Kate. They have also surmised that many of us are organized and together, so their effort has been in hunting us down. Their goal seems to involve keeping us all dispersed, so their attention is on that. Anyone who hasn’t come into the fold is safe for now.”
“Gotcha. We’ll lay low somewhere else for a while. Keep us apprised.”
“Will do. Be careful. Watch your backs. If you have a place to go that’s not very close to Montana, then go there.” The call disconnected.
Bianca was still holding the phone between them. She hadn’t said a word in a while, and her hand was shaking.
He reached for her with his right hand, wrapped his fingers around the palm holding his cell, and lowered her arm to the console. “You okay?”
She jerked her gaze to his. “Peachy. You?”
He took the next exit and pulled into a gas station. They still had half a tank, but he wanted to keep it full, and he wanted to look Bianca in the eye without driving them into a ditch.
While the gas pumped, he climbed back into the driver’s seat and grabbed her hand again. He had a new plan. They were out of options. “We’ll go to my parents’ farm.”
She flinched. “In Nebraska? You think that’s safe? Won’t we just be putting them in danger too?”
“I’ve thought of that, but I feel confident we weren’t followed. I truly don’t believe anyone has known where we were since we left the clinic. There is no paper trail. My parents live on a farm with enough land that we can park this car in the barn, hidden, and easily stay on their property without a single person knowing. I’m thinking it’s not a bad option since we’re nearly out of money and Dade thinks Blue Cell is focused on Graham and Kate. We can hole up in Nebraska, at least for a while. When we get nervous or hear something new, we move on.”
She swallowed. “Okay, but what if you’re wrong? What if someone tracks us down and your family becomes victims in this crazy, high-stakes game we’re playing without knowing the rules or the name of the game?”
He gripped her hand tighter and sighed. “I hope we’re both simply feeling paranoid. In any case, if things change, we can borrow money from my parents. Enough for a few nights in hotels. We need to stay under the radar. If anyone recognizes us, we’re toast.”
“Who the hell is going to recognize us?”
He winced. “Anyone in the country. Our faces have been plastered on every news channel for almost a year.”
“Shit. I didn’t think of that.” She started shaking a moment later, tugging her hand free of his grip and crossing her arms as if she were cold. Her gaze darted to the passenger window.
He climbed out of the car, removed the gas pump, and jogged to the window to pay the bill. Less than thirty seconds later he was back. When he shut the door and turned toward her, he found her stiff and wincing. Then it dawned on him. “Your family…” The words slipped out softly. She had told him she didn’t want anyone in her family to know she was alive.
Maybe not in those words, but he’d heard her loud and clear.
It hadn’t occurred to him at the time to tell her there was no way anyone in her life wasn’t aware of her pending reanimation, and it was probably for the best. If she’d known this fact sooner, she would have lost her shit that much sooner.
What happened to Bianca Serrano to make her wish no one knew she was alive?
The answer scared the hell out of him.
Becca Jameson. Reviving Bianca (Kindle Locations 721-766). Becca Jameson Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Things are good at Grayson’s home and as Bianca further recovers, their relationship starts heating up. A major feat for Bianca. Unfortunately ‘Blue Cell’ has other ideas and sets them on the run again.
Fast-paced drama, emotional and steamy this book will keep you on your toes.
I can’t wait for the next book in this series.
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Becca Jameson currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two kids, and the various pets that wander through.
After editing for about five years she recently started writing. She is loving the journey, dabbling in various genres.
When not writing or editing she can usually be found taxiing kids to and from their activities, scrapbooking, and reading!
Late at night she can usually be found sequestered in her office creating fantasy with a glass of red wine and a bar of dark chocolate.