Synopsis from Goodreads
As a former member of the United States Secret Service, I’m no stranger to putting my life on the line in the name of duty. Having left the nation’s capital to re-settle in Pittsburgh, the skills I acquired during my tenure in Washington have made me a valued member of the team at Jameson Force Security. But when the President comes seeking a favor to protect his niece, I find myself on the fast track back to the Oval Office.
Simply put… she’s beyond brilliant. A nationally renowned energy scientist, Barrett Alexander is on the verge of a breakthrough that will change the world. Unfortunately, that has also made her the target of a suspected terrorist cell. And while Barrett doesn’t believe she’s in any real danger, the President isn’t willing to take chances with her life.
As the threats against Barrett become more calculated, I decide taking her on the run is her best chance of survival. Danger, isolation, and attraction ensure we grow closer than I’d ever thought possible. When I realize I want to keep her safe for reasons that have nothing to do with my job and everything to do with the woman I’ve fallen in love with, no one is safe from the hell I’ll rain down on those that threaten her.
Code Name: Sentinel places the newest recruit to the Jamesons Security family into the spotlight. Cruce is a former secret service agent who is famous for saving the Presidents life. Having reached the pinnacle of his career he enters Jameson looking for a new direction only to get called back to his old life in order to protect the President’s niece, Barrett.
Barrett is a total geek girl and workaholic; she was an orphan from a young age and raised by her uncle, who also happens to be the President. Of superior intelligence, Barrett’s life revolves around her work to make the world a better place by creating a means of free energy. Something someone somewhere either wants to stop or own for themselves, placing Barrett in danger.
There are sparks between Barrett and Cruce from the beginning but more than that there is a tenderness of emotion that takes them both by surprise.
Forced into close confines there is no stopping the chemistry exploding between Barrett and Cruce. I adored the way in which Cruce took care of Barrett, forcing her to have a life outside of her work.
The suspense is as fast-paced as the romance with a few surprises thrown in just to add to the tension. My favourite thing is the way in which finding your soul-mate happens in the most unusual of circumstances and takes the characters completely by surprise.
Each character in the Jameson Security family is utterly intriguing with snippets of their backstories making their way into the narrative ensuring a large investment into the series in order to know more about each of them.