ARC Review: Garrison’s Creed

Garrison’s Creed (A Titan Novel)

Author: Cristin Haber
Publisher: Mill Creek Press
Date of Publication: October 1, 2013

Nicola is an injured CIA agent on the run from a failed undercover operation. Her escape plan shatters when she slams into the man who buried her a decade ago. Cash Garrison. Her first and only love. Now, sexier than her best memory and cradling a sniper’s rifle, he has questions she can’t answer. Why was she alive? And armed?

Cash is an elite member of a black ops organization, The Titan Group. He thought Nicola died his senior year of college and swore off love to focus on a decade of military missions. But when she shows up behind enemy lines, bleeding out and wielding a weapon, his heart and mind are unsure how to proceed.


Titan and the CIA join forces to uncover a mole hidden in a network of international terrorists and homegrown mobsters, teaming Cash and Nicola again. They fight old wounds and re-ignite sparks while closing in on a double agent. When disaster strikes, Nicola’s hidden past makes her the hunted target and Cash’s best kill shot may not be enough to save them.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book. Once I started it (yesterday morning), I just couldn’t put it down. I promptly looked for, and found, the first book in the series on NetGalley and will be reading that/reviewing it in the very near future.

I loved the fact that Nicola was a bad-ass in her own right, not because she was some immortal critter, but simply circumstances called for the path she took. She took a horrible situation (going into Witness Protection because she was able to help bring down some mob people after she stumbled onto their money laundering scheme while handling some paperwork) and turned it into a good one (for her), entering the CIA after she came out of Witness Protection and going on to help bring down more bad guys. She didn’t have to, she could have just cowered away, but no, she didn’t let it.

Cash was devastated ten years ago when Nicola’s death was faked (he thought she was really dead, and so did her brother/family) so he’s quite stunned when their paths cross on his latest mission for Titan (very rich group who handles black ops that not even the CIA and other government agencies want on their books). She ends up needing his help to get away with a CIA operative turned double agent sets her up, and the pair quickly discover their passion hasn’t died.

I loved the secondary cast of characters in this book, though I immediately pegged who Jared would end up hooking up with (and thanks to the teaser for the third book in the series, I see I was right). I think those two will be ultra hot together. The rest of the Titan team was great, their senses of humor and their varied personalities all meshed really well without overwhelming either the romance plot or the work plot.

I adored the fact that there were numerous plot twists that I didn’t see coming. You know how often I comment about “Oh, I pegged X fact from the second it appeared”. There were at least three that I didn’t, and they were somewhat big ones.

I can’t wait to read more of these books and I will keep a close eye out for any other Cristin Harber books I can pick up.

Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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