We are thrilled to be sharing with you the release of USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott’s CITY UNDER SIEGE. This brand new standalone is perfect for fans of contemporary romance who love a little suspense and a hot British military hero. Be sure to grab your copy today!
About CITY UNDER SIEGE
London is a city in flames. Tensions are high and a critical situation is about to go from bad to worse. The Prime Minister wants to send a message, and the SAS will be the ones to deliver it.
Emotional detachment is my specialty. I’m ruthless and cut throat, but there is nobody better.
Sarah Tatem is an innocent. Caught up in a world in which she doesn’t belong, and trying desperately to do the right thing. My job is to keep her safe long enough to get what’s needed, and bring an end to this siege of terror.
But something has changed. I’ve learned that the only thing stronger than loyalty is love, and now she’s gone.
My name is Lieutenant Tom Harper, and I’m about to unleash hell.
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Read an excerpt from CITY UNDER SIEGE
I was practically kneeling in front of the screen as I tried to understand what I was seeing. Men were shouting at one another, though their words were indecipherable.
The person filming darted out from behind a shipping container to take more shots. Everything was happening so fast, the camera moving wildly with the person it was attached to. Finally, I realised it was a body cam by the way it was flailing and jerking all over the place. I had no idea what shipyard they were in, but it made sense that the assault would be there rather than a boat. They would have wanted to take the terrorists after the handover happened, just to be sure.
A soldier came into shot across the way, crouched behind another container, and I guessed he was one of ours. Covered from head to toe, it was impossible to know who it was, but I held my breath anyway. The camera at least became steady as the gunfire slowly ebbed, though focused now on the last of the targets. In the periphery of the screen, the kneeling soldier leant further forward to take a shot when he was yanked sharply backwards in a move that literally saved his life. As the last shot rang out, sounding a death knell to the terrorists who’d been responsible for taking so many innocent civilian lives, the rest of the team seemed to realise what I already knew. The rescuer, the guardian angel who’d ripped his teammate away from the path of certain death, had exposed himself to make the ultimate sacrifice, saving his friend’s life at the expense of his own. Soldiers darted in front of the camera again, and a few more indistinguishable voices called out before the silence. The excruciating, insufferable, tormenting silence, broken only by the clear voice that cut through the darkness like a scythe, ripping a hole through my heart as it did.
Whitney’s 4.5 Star Review
Sarah and Tom’s story sucked me in right away! Although this book is a departure for R.J. Prescott, it still feels very much like her previous books in terms of writing style. City Under Siege is just edgier, darker, more suspenseful.
With a storyline dealing with London terrorism, it’s nkt always easy to read. But Sarah and Tom’s love story is the focus of the book and these characters are written beautifully.
Sarah has a real spark to her, is emotionally tough and resilient. Tom has a dark side but would go to the ends of the earth for the short list of people he cares about. Their attraction to each other is instant but their relationship is a bit of a slow burn, especially physically. The tension is great and the story flows amazing well.
Fast paced and well balanced with dark and light, this book kept me turning the pages unlike any book I’ve read in quite a while.
I also loved that the author stayed true to her British roots and wrote this book using slang, humor and grammar that is not American. Since the book is set in and around London, it makes the story much more authentic.
If you’re leery of the subject matter, I can understand that but please give this book a chance when you think you can. The story has a lot of hope, beautiful love, and a more than satisfying ending. It also wouldn’t hurt my heart to see a spin-off or two about the side characters. There’s a whole cast of fun and sexy guys besides Tom.
About R.J. PRESCOTT
USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott was born in Cardiff, South Wales, and studied law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation she fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later, she convinced her crazy, wonderful firefighter husband to move back to Cardiff where they now live with their two equally crazy sons. Her debut novel The Hurricane was an international bestseller and finalist in the Goodreads Awards in the category of debut author.