Joanne Jaytanie has hooked me with this first story in her paranormal suspense series and I cannot wait to read her next installment. Victory Winters is a truly capable woman, I couldn't help but admire her calm attitude and persistence. The fact that she was so very smart, too, could have made her feel unbelievable yet she comes across as truly authentic. Tristan Farraday is a hero truly worthy of the title, he is a well-rounded man with a fantastic balance of brawn and brain. He is an amazing presence and it is easy to see why Victory comes to trust him so quickly.
I loved the interesting premise of this story and how detailed the biotechnical information was without making me feel like I was back in my high school science class or too far over my head that I felt too overwhelmed. The supporting cast and characters are just as interesting as the lead couple and add an amazing depth without overshadowing Tristan or Victory. I cannot wait for most of them to get their very own adventures. I know that Victory's sister Payton's story is available now, and I cannot wait to read it. This is the first story I've read by this author but I am 100% positive it will not be the last.
Victory Winters thinks the worst has happened when she witnesses an old friend and colleague murdered, but then she finds herself kidnapped by a madman who forces her to perform DNA research and testing. Naval Special Ops officer Tristan Farraday and the rest of his team is on the case and he finds himself working to rescue the beautiful scientist and her family.
Book Blurb for Chasing Victory
Victory Winters possesses an unusual innate sense of communication, bordering on telepathic when relating to animals. She is a world-renowned geneticist, and based on these facts, she is kidnapped by Lawrence Braxton. Braxton is the madman CEO who runs Biotec, and forces Victory to pursue her research on canine DNA.
Naval officer Tristan Farraday is sent undercover to track Biotec's experiments.
These experiments involve the implantation of canine DNA into humans, thereby manipulating their genetic makeup. The goal of Biotec is to create the perfect soldier.
Murder, kidnapping, and blackmail follow as Tristan realizes Victory has been pulled into Biotec's world against her wishes. She refuses to divulge the genetic answers Braxton demands. Victory knows Biotec wants to exploit her findings, by administering them in a destructive manner. Will Tristan rescue Victory from this madman's grip and save her family? Can he keep her discoveries away from enemy hands?
This is the start to a series that needs to be read in order. Next book is "Payton's Pursuit".