Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Viable Threat (Outbreak Task Force #1) by Julie Rowe



Goodreads Review




Special Forces soldier and medic Walter River would give anything to snatch more than a few seconds of down time to see if he can rattle the no-nonsense and incredibly hot Dr. Lloyd he's protecting, but dodging explosions, snipers, and student radicals who've unleashed a lethal bio-engineered microorganism have made that almost impossible. Maybe he'll get a chance—if he can figure out how to keep them both alive.

CDC microbiologist Ava Lloyd races to find a cure for a bio-terrorism organism sweeping El Paso. The few stolen moments with her very hunky bodyguard River have been explosive, but no matter how alluring he is, she can't afford to get distracted. The clock is ticking, people are dying by the hundreds, and once this crisis is solved, they'll both be off on their next assignment, thousands of miles apart.



My MO is to not really comment on the covers but this one? Well look at it. Isn’t scrumptious and utterly lickable?
My first impression is there is a lot of suspense not so much romance. The romantic aspect of the MC went under in all the action packed, face paced plot in the book. Nevertheless I still liked the book.
A deadly virus has been released in El Paso, Texas. The number of deaths are quickly adding up and the number of infected even more so. River our Hero is called to protect Dr. Ava Lloyd so that she can do her job.
River is a strong Hero and a keep cool kind of guy. He is up to the task of protecting his mouse.
Ava Lloyd works for the CDC and is to collect samples at locations where the virus first turned up. Mr. Smooth goes to help her and there is instant attraction.
I guess under extreme circumstances of having four near death experiences with explosives catching the virus and having an overall pretty shitty day can lead you to fall in love with one another quite quickly.
It is clear that the author knows what she is writing about what with a detailed description of viruses, pathogens etc. I was overwhelmed by the information at times. The author touches on topics of domestic terrorism camouflaged as international terrorism her ability to depict a realistic real case scenario are kind of scary.
What irritated me the most? I guessed the brain behind the master plan of destruction pretty early on in the book.
My recommendation is that if you are looking for something different and it being light on romance then this is a book for you.