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Evidence #3

Withholding Evidence

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Some secrets are worth dying for…

Military historian Trina Sorensen has a nearly impossible task before her: get recalcitrant but tempting former Navy SEAL Keith Hatcher to reveal what happened during a top secret Somalia op five years ago. Recent history isn’t usually her forte, but the navy wants an historian’s perspective and has given her the high security clearance to get the job done.

Keith isn't just refusing to tell Trina about the op, he's protecting a national secret that could destroy the lives of those he cares about the most. But not wanting to talk about a covert mission doesn’t mean he isn’t interested in spending time with the sexy historian, and the first time they kiss it’s explosive.

When the past comes pounding on Keith’s door, he’ll do anything to keep Trina safe… Anything, that is, except tell her the secret that could get them both killed.

The third book in Rachel Grant's Evidence series, Withholding Evidence is a short novel of approximately 50,000 words/150 pages.

201 pages, Kindle Edition

First published February 26, 2014

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Rachel Grant

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USA Today bestselling author Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco, survey and excavation of many prehistoric Native American sites in the Pacific Northwest, researching an historic concrete house in Virginia, and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.

She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children and can be found on the web at www.Rachel-Grant.net.

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2,300 reviews721 followers
October 12, 2016
I really like this Evidence series by Rachel Grant. I've read them completely out-of-order, but they all do well as stand-alones. This review request came in audiobook format, and since I'm a huge lover of audiobooks, I said sure!

Trina Sorensen is a military historian - her research and books focuses on the Navy. Her latest assignment is to uncover some truths to a top-secret mission SEALs went on in Somalia five years ago. She heads to former Navy SEAL, Keith Hatcher, so see what he can tell her. So when he opens his door half-naked, she is taken aback.

"Doll-face, it's Sunday morning. The only thing I must do today is jack off."

She crossed her arms. "Fine. I can wait. It'll be what, one, maybe two minutes?"

Apparently Keith has not checked his email and he didn't know Trina was stopping by. When she tells him why she is there - he slams the door in her face. Keith does NOT want to talk about his op in Somalia. Ever.

Feeling bad about how he spoke to her, Keith goes to an event the next evening knowing Trina will be there and he wants to apologize. When he sees another man treating her badly, he steps in and they end up bonding over jerky-face men. This leads to great sexual chemistry and they end up at his house ready for some smexy time. But Somalia still lies between them, and Trina becomes very frustrated that he refuses to give her any details.

When an explosion destroys Keith's home, with Keith and Trina narrowly escaping, they head straight to a safe house to figure out why his house was targeted.

This author always writes her suspense books with ramped up romance, and I like that. Keith and Trina are sexy together. After the explosion, they have to be separated a bit and that makes their passion when they get back together that more intense.

I like that Trina is a Navy historian - a profession I've yet to read about! You can tell this author always does her homework as well. It's not bogged down by a ton of dry facts, but it really felt like Trina could be in that profession - something that isn't always translated well in the books I read.

My one complaint is that sometimes Trina frustrated me with her actions. She would go against orders (to keep her safe) and then even say, gosh I shouldn't have done that. Correct Trina, should have listened to others.

The narration was nice. Nicol Zanzarella did a good job with voices and it flowed well. Coming in at 160 pages, it's an audiobook that won't take you long to listen to.

Grade: B
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2,100 reviews146 followers
July 31, 2016
Some secrets are meant to stay secret. Even in this media mad society, some things are better off not being broadcast to the world, especially when they have to do with military operations. I'm not a fan of the Wikileaks crowd and their obsession with knowing every State secret. I trust my government, for the most part, and believe I am better off not knowing some things. For a novella, this book packs in quite a lot. The romance is beyond hot and the suspense is intense.

Trina is a Military Historian who has be tasked with writing a report of a SEAL op that took place in Somalia some five years ago. Her SEAL contact, Keith, refuses to talk to her, even though the Pentagon issued the assignment. It is no help for both of them to be instantly attracted to each other. Someone or some group is pushing for the op to be make public. Keith is determined not to let that happen. Trina is just as determined to do the job assigned to her. Can you say rock and hard place? Things turn really serious when Keith's townhouse is bombed with him and Trina inside. Not they must find the responsible party, before they finish their job.
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3,880 reviews1,636 followers
November 10, 2021
Trina Sorensen is a military historian charged with getting information about a top secret operation in Somalia five years ago. It's still classified, but she has high security clearance. Meeting with former Navy SEAL Keith Hatcher doesn't go exactly as planned.

Keith isn't taking ... and not just to Trina. In reality he is protecting a national secret that could destroy lives

When the past comes pounding on Keith’s door, he’ll do anything to keep Trina safe… Anything, that is, except tell her the secret that could get them both killed.

This is a short fast read, approximately 150 pages or less, filled with action, a bit of suspense, and a lot of sizzling romance. There are bombs, a kidnapping, and a bunch of hunky SEALS roaming about. I liked how the main characters related to each other .. good dialogue with a large sense of humor.

Many thanks to the author for the digital copy of this Military Romance Suspense. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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1,426 reviews
February 26, 2016
I love the topics Rachel Grant writes about. As a history student, I love her references to history (yes, even military history) and archeology. She does a wonderful job making the study of history relevant.

Trina Sorensen is a military historian looking to analyze the activities of several special forces missions. Keith Hatcher is a retired Chief Petty Officer and sniper. He was involved in a super secret operation that resulted in a action that could still lead to an international crisis. He is not spilling any secrets no matter how he is tempted by this researcher.

Rachel Grant has a knack for writing intelligent and sassy female characters. They may not be kick-ass, but they are whip-smart and assertive. Pit them against hunky alpha males and watch the sparks fly. For example, in their very first encounter, Trina shows up at Keith's house to conduct an interview with the reluctant officer. Keith wants to shock Trina away:

"Doll-face, it's Sunday morning. The only thing I must do today is jack off." She crossed her arms. "Fine. I can wait. It'll be what, one, maybe two minutes?"

The story is complex and believable - a nod to the author's storytelling. It doesn't read much like a novella. It develops nicely. There is plenty of action in and out of the bedroom. I enjoyed the cultural references to anti-government websites and terrorists threats. I might have requested a tad more character development, but that is a personal preference.

I would read anything that Rachel Grant writes. Her writing is smart, sassy, sexy, and oh, so addictive. Withholding Evidence is a how a romantic suspense is suppose to be written.

Thank you to the author and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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1,881 reviews414 followers
April 9, 2015
I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review.

Oh, Ms Grant, why didn't you write a longer story?

I LOVED the previous two, but they were almost two times longer! This one, though good, was way too short! I wanter more of everything!

More of Keith and more of Trina. More of their time together, and not only their heat, but their feelings. More of the conspiracy...

I would have liked even the conspiracy to be more complicated...

I don't say that the book was bad or uninteresting, just way too short and less complicated than the previous two!

I was expecting a more elaborate story, but it was fairy simple. I didn't feel the doom and the nail-biting suspense that was present in Grave Danger or Body of Evidence.

Here it is all quite simple and things move very quickly: Keith and Trina jump each other the day after they met... so unrealistic... I find myself a little bored with the insta-love, insta-lust lately appearing in so many books...

I still love Ms. Grant's writing style. Her way with words is great!
I also enoy her stories - so interesting!

Both Keith and Trina were intriguing and I wanted more of them: their relationship had to be built more slowly and more in detail.

I also wanted more of the secondary characters and a more complicated intrigue.

Please Ms. Grant, do write another book, but much, much longer! I defintely want to read it!
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939 reviews88 followers
February 27, 2014
4.5 out of 5!!

Yet another series I happen upon that is too good to not have known about!

Trina shows up at Keith's condo to ask about his time in Somalia. Since he was a SEAL, he has sworn not to talk about any of his missions. Trina is a military historian working on base with a high security clearance, so she feels he should answers her questions... He won't but he thinks she's a cute little librarian type & chases her...

When he finally convinces her they should get together/date, his house blows up... That's when the true action starts.

I loved this book & the hinted back stories sound really good too, so I do have to read them!! My only complaint was that maybe it was too fast & too short... BUT in the fewer pages of this book, it definitely still told a really good story!!
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1,300 reviews267 followers
June 11, 2022
Withholding Evidence was a fast-paced, action-packed read featuring a romance between a military historian and the Navy SEAL she interviews about a top secret op.

Dr. Trina Sorensen, a military historian working for the Navy, has been given an impossible assignment. Trina must interview a group of SEALs involved in a top secret op in Somalia five years ago but none of them will talk to her. Keith Hatcher is her last lead but he's more interested in flirting with her than talking about his past. Keith has no intention of sharing details about what happened five years ago, but he's very interested in getting to know Trina. But when someone makes an attempt on their lives, Keith will do whatever it takes to keep Trina safe.

Trina has a PhD in military history and works for the NHHC (Naval History and Heritage Command). At the NHHC Trina works on the preservation of U.S. naval history, often working on multiple projects at once. I loved how passionate Trina was about her work and that she genuinely enjoys what she does for a living. Keith recently left the Navy and is slowly adjusting to his newly retired life. Keith's training is deeply engrained so he's having a hard time figuring out what to do with himself now that he's out of the military.

Trina and Keith's first meeting is a disaster although there was some great banter between them before Keith throws Trina out of his house. After the pair meet up again it's clear they're attracted to one another although Keith's refusal to talk about the op puts the brakes on anything happening between them. Eventually the pair move past that and their relationship develops quickly. While their romance moves fast, the connection between the couple is solid and I liked that it didn't feel rushed. The chemistry between Trina and Keith was fantastic and the steamy scenes are very well done. The suspense plot went in several directions I wasn't expecting and I enjoyed how everything was resolved.

Overall Withholding Evidence was an excellent read and I'm looking forward to picking up the next book in the series, Incriminating Evidence, soon.
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810 reviews8 followers
May 28, 2017
RG has a way with romantic suspense. Just when you think you know....BAM....another curve ball is thrown. I really enjoyed this story. It was a bit shorter than her normal books, but I don't think the story was lacking because of it. The characters were awesome and had great chemistry and it was great to see Mara and Curt again as well. This series seems to get better and better. If you love RS, I highly recommend this series.
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1,808 reviews1 follower
November 13, 2019
Trina and Keith

She contacted the SEAL to interview him about an incident in Somalia. He had no comment and rudely sent her on her way. Meeting her at a party the next day he apologizes. They again part on bad terms. Next she goes to his house to apologize. This time his house blows up.

A cute romance against the back drop of a very serious security issue. Although there is some question about who is the target.

I am really enjoying this series. The characters from previous books are involved in each succeeding story. It seems that issues keep building.
2,117 reviews9 followers
September 19, 2021
3. Withholding Evidence
4 Stars
I purchased a copy of the Washington DC post military based novel Withholding Evidence {Evidence Series book 3} by Rachel Grant and this review was given freely.
Steamy from the start. Action packed with a fair amount of violence. This sequel includes all the couples from the prior sequels as they try to help military historian Trina Sorensen not only with her budding but rocky relationship with former Navy SEAL snipper Keith Hatcher but also protect her from one disaster after another as someone tries to uncover the facts of a secret Somalia op five years ago.
Can be read as a standalone but is best read in series order as it builds upon relationships made in prior series books.
18+ for violence and very lengthy intimate scenes. Contains the dark subjects of anti US government activists, workplace prejudice, sexism, and drug addiction after injury.

4. Night Owl: Evidence book 4
4 Stars
I received a free copy of the romantic suspense Night Owl by Rachel Grant in the multi- author collection Danger and Desire as well as purchasing it in the Evidence boxset series books 1-4.
This is a complex love finally realized novel containing action, drama, violence, and some steamy scenes.
Tamarack, Alaska bartender/photographer Jenna O’Donnell wants only three things: to live in Tamarack, Alaska for the rest of her life; for Ted Godfrey to fall into a glacial crevasse; and Brad Fraser.
Raptor’s Elite Falcon Team Leader and former Green Beret, Brad Fraser wants only three things: to leave Tamarack, Alaska and never return; for his coworker, Ted Godfrey, to be fired; and to never, ever fall in love. But Brad tempts fate when he takes Jenna out for a night of owl watching, and once he spends time alone with her, his carefully planned escape from both the frigid north and the fiery Jenna is no longer simple.
Intertwined is archaeologist Isabel’s quest to solve her brother’s mysterious death and the suspicious happenings on the base.
18+ for violence and many lengthy intimate scenes.

5. Incriminating Evidence
3 Stars
I received a free copy of the paramilitary Alaska to Maryland based novel Incriminating Evidence {Evidence Series book 5} by Rachel Grant and this review was given freely.
This is an intense, steamy, action packed and at times vividly violent continuation of the Night Owl saga which returns to the archaeologist, government figure, paramilitary theme, and ends with a happy update on the Maryland couples.
A touch of irony and sections of education are interspersed in the story of archaeological surveyor, Isabel’s dangerous search for the truth behind her brother Vincent’s sudden death, her strong attraction to Raptor CEO, former Army Ranger, and Senator hopeful Alec Ravissant; a violent greed plot; and a Government Cover up.
18+ for heavy violence and many lengthy intimate scenes.

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2,245 reviews135 followers
February 18, 2014
Every book in this series amazes me with not only introducing real life aspects of archaeologists of all forms but also in giving us glimpses into the jobs we don’t always hear about our men and women doing in war torn countries.

Have you heard the term Bait and Switch? Well the author got me good. If you’ve read the other books in the series especially the 2nd book you she likes to start off with a thrilling ride and never let up until the last page. Well she had me fooled the first couple of chapters in this one. Trina Sorensen is a military historian with NHHC (Navel History and Heritage Command). She’s fought hard to get to where she is in what was considered a man’s only world in the past. Her latest assignment is to gather and write from a historians view point about what happened in Somalia five years ago with a Seal team. Not used to working on something where the people are still living she not quite ready for the reception she gets from one of the men she needs to interview.

Keith Hatcher cannot believe when a woman shows up on his doorstep looking like the sexiest librarian he’s ever seen (which it seems he has a secret fetish for) and the sexual banter between these two was funny and hot until she tells him why she is there he waste no time in telling her she is wasting her time and he will never talk about that mission in Somalia.

Where the bait and switch comes in is the first couple of chapters are the back and forth between Keith and Trina when Keith decides he’d like to pursue the sexual chemistry between them. They meet again at a political party but things don’t go any better that night. Every character we’ve met in the previous books is back in this one. Mara is Trina’s boss and Erica is her co-worker. It was great getting to see them again with their men.

So yeah you’re comfortable now in just thinking this is just a romance with no action or suspense and then BAM the author throws you for a loop and the next thing you know these two are running for their lives and trying to figure out what’s going on. Is the treat against Keith for what he knows about Somalia or has Trina somehow uncovered something in her research?

This was another wild ride in a series I’ve come to love and look forward to the next adventure.
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323 reviews5 followers
March 5, 2014
3.5 Military Secrets Stars!

I have been so lucky to read several Rachel Grant books so far and I just love how detailed they are. In addition to that , there is always so much integration with current events and other true events that have happened that the story makes you feel like its 100% factual or could be factual.

Trina is rare find in her department, she is a Female military historian. She finds herself tasked with researching events from a military mission that involved a unit of SEALS from their time in Somalia. While the mission only 5 years ago, Trina knows the importance of history not repeating itself. Trina set her sites on several people of in the unit involved but can't get anywhere so she goes and hunts down one of them. Keith is met at his front door with a sexy looking librarian and can't help himself from being forward with her. But, as soon as she mentions Somalia he instantly feels like a bucket of cold water is dropped on him.

Trina finds herself with no lead on her research, and Keith finds himself thinking of the historian who walked into his life. The first 25% of the book, I had some trouble keeping a few people straight especially at the party but it was laying some ground work for characters later in the book. Also, after the party things start to really fly into motion and the story flies by in such a fast motion. The plot line was amazing and the angst with the two main characters as their lives where thrown into the crazy mix was non-stop. My major issue, it was TOO SHORT! I really think so much more could have been drawn into the story with the RATinformant characters, but I have total faith in the author that it the story was good where it was. It was good to see more info on Curt and Mara from the second Evidence book and other books characters.
*This honest review was done in exchange for an ARC through Netgalley from All Night Reads-THANK YOU!*
684 reviews43 followers
June 22, 2014
Withholding Evidence is a story full of intrigue. Trina Sorensen, a military historian, was assigned to find out what happened in a Somalia op five years ago from an ex-Navy SEAL Keith Hatcher. It is an assignment that Trina is find that it is more difficult than she thought.

Keith was protecting the very thing that could destroy lives and the very foundation that could destroy the United States' alliances with other countries. It is a secret that his SEAL team will take to their graves. He wasn't going to reveal any details of the Somalia op to Trina.

The attraction between Trina and Keith is sizzling. Trina couldn't get Keith off her mind after meeting him. He was all wrong for her. Trina believed that she needed someone who is stable and intelligent and have the same interest as she did. After meeting Trina, Keith decided to pursue her. With all the wooing that Keith was doing, Trina realized that Keith was everything she wanted.

The two are still at odds with each other until an incident put their lives in danger. Someone is trying to destroy national security with the secrets that Keith is protecting. Keith thought his enemies were targeting him but when it turned out to be Trina, he was willing to protect her at all cost.

I love the intense attraction between Trina and Keith. They are wrong for each other yet they are compatiable to each other. I also love how Trina realized that even if Keith was wrong for her, he is the man for her. Keith, after meeting Trina, knew she was the one for him.

There are twist and turns in the story. However there are unfinished issues dealing with homeland security. Withholding Evidence is a high octane adventure. I can't wait to read another of Rachel Grant's books.

I was given this book by the publisher through Net Gallery for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.

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200 reviews3 followers
July 28, 2014
As you might guess, I quickly began reading the next title in the Evidence series, Withholding Evidence.

This time the heroine, Trina Sorensen, is a military historian who works for Mara and in the same government agency as Erica. Yes, all three women are rocking their respective professions.

It’s clear that Trina has faced quite a bit of chauvinism in her chosen field. If you’re someone whose been up against the old boy network, you’ll appreciate how Grant describes Trina’s struggles - and her triumphs.

To keep the peace at the office, Trina takes on an assignment from one of the most condescending old boys she works with. She feels she can’t afford not to as she needs the job security. What’s the assignment? To interview members of a SEAL team about a Somalian mission they had undertaken a few years ago.

From the moment that former Navy SEAL Keith Hatcher slams the door in Trina’s face, you know that they’re going to be dynamite together. In another engrossing story, Grant ratchets up the sexual vibe to smoking hot for Trina and Keith.

After one of the most explosive (ahem) encounters I’ve read, Grant provides Trina and Keith with a conspiracy to unravel. In addition, we learn more about the other members of Keith’s SEAL team. If I hadn’t had a reader crush on him earlier, seeing the caring and understanding way he dealt with his teammate who sought escape through drugs, would have moved him up my hero list.

Withholding Evidence is a bit shorter than the other two books in the series and is a slightly faster read.

My only complaint about Rachel Grant’s Evidence series is that I’ll have to wait a few months for the next installment. Yes, these books are that good.

So if you love romantic suspense, kick-ass highly intelligent heroines, and super alpha heroes, pick up Rachel Grant’s Evidence series today!
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528 reviews36 followers
March 4, 2014
I'm getting to the point if I see Ms Grant's name on a book, I'm going to buy it!

I got my copy of Withholding Evidence from NetGalley.

What I liked: This is listed as a short novel at about 150 pages. It's so well written and developed, it read like a huge novel. I've always been a fan of romantic suspense and am glad to have a new author to add to that genre.

Characters from previous novels are included in the supporting cast of Withholding Evidence. I really enjoy seeing how previous characters are doing. The tension and conflicts between Trina and Keith is extremely well written and believable. The attraction is HOT.

The characters in all Ms Grant's books so far are very well developed. The women are not shrinking violets and even though the men are alpha, they give their ladies credit for having some smarts and skills. It's a good give and take. Trina and Keith are the same. He's definitely Alpha (former Seal team leader) and she's very smart (a PhD in Military History). A great combination but both are headstrong. That causes some of the tension.

On a different note, Keith's relationship with his father was something completely different. I've never thought about problems that might arise in that type of situation. (Can't say more, sorry). Good call by Ms Grant to throw that relationship into the mix.

What I didn't like: Even though Withholding Evidence read like a longer novel, I did want more. Now, I'm not an author and I have no idea what Ms Grant could have done to make it more. Just a thought. I'm greedy!

This is an e-book and priced at $2.99 on Amazon.

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887 reviews15 followers
June 12, 2019
3 Stars - Withholding Evidence is an adult romantic suspense thriller by Rachel Grant and the 3rd book in her Evidence series.

Military historian Trina Sorensen is tasked with convincing Navy SEAL sniper Keith Hatcher to reveal what happened during a top secret Somalia op five years ago. But Keith isn’t just refusing to tell her about the covert mission, he’s protecting a national secret that could destroy the lives of his entire team.

That doesn’t mean he’s not interested in spending time with the sexy historian. As sparks ignite between the pair, an explosion rocks Keith’s townhome and he’ll do anything to keep Trina safe… Anything, that is, except tell her the secret that could get them both killed.

Closer to a novella than a novel, Withholding Evidence was a well-written, sexy story that leaned more towards romance than a suspense thriller. I enjoyed that the author included Erica Kesling and Lee Scott from Concrete Evidence, as well as, Curt Dominick and Mara Garrett from Body of Evidence in the storyline. But overall, the story felt a bit rushed and the characters were underdeveloped. Nonetheless, I look forward to reading Grant’s next book in the series—Incriminating Evidence.

I also recommend:
Concrete Evidence (Evidence, #1) by Rachel Grant Body of Evidence (Evidence, #2) by Rachel Grant
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2,133 reviews67 followers
March 21, 2020
Tasked with interviewing former SEAL Team members about an op in Somalia, military historian Dr. Trina Sorensen has her work cut out for her when she meets Senior Chief Petty Officer Keith Hatcher. Forget that he's easy on the eyes and turns her libido on, Trina knows he's hiding something and she's determined to figure it out. What she doesn't understand is Keith can't discuss the op. what he knows has the potential to undermine national security. When a bomb almost knocks them both out of commission permanently...the hunt is on.

I'm not usually into insta-love but with Trina and Keith it works! I guess you could chalk it up to adrenaline but I felt these two had an easy chemistry with really steamy moments. The mixed signals in the beginning and the sexual banter throughout the story was quite entertaining but when the house literally falls under them the first time they make it to the bedroom...well, you'll just have to read it and see what happens next!

It's no secret that I love Grant's Evidence series-I mean historians and archeologists aren't your typical heroines and this author knows her business! Book three starts off with a bang and doesn't let up from page one! The focus is definitely on the romance between the H/h with a bit of suspense, explosions, and hidden government secrets weaved in. A little shorter than her earlier books in the series, this is an easy, satisfying read. While I believe all the books can be read as standalones, I really recommend reading them all in order to fully appreciate the characters, their friendships, and their stories.
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682 reviews5 followers
October 4, 2021
Rachel Grant's Evidence series is very addicting. Suspense, romance and history all rolled into one. Can't wait for more.
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1,697 reviews4 followers
June 2, 2016
4 SEAL Stars. Ms Grant does it again. I love all the history in her stories. While she does take liberties with that history, her books are based on actual events which keep the storyline, characters and setting very real. Another thing I love? Learning about all the different areas an archeologist can work in. This story doesn't have an archeologist, it has a military historian who works with archeologists.

Ms Grant develops strong female characters who are independent and alpha males with brains and heart who aren't afraid to show their emotions. Trina and Keith fit that description well. The story opens with Trina knocking on Keith's door early on a Sunday morning to get information on a SEAL op in Somalia. Keith promptly slams the door in her face. The action kicks in when that door slams.
Trina is on a quest and Keith is determined that she won't be successful. Who will win out? Will it be worth it?

This book was considerably shorter than the previous two. I would've liked a little more of Trina's and Keith's story. I did feel the story was rushed. It could've easily been developed in so many more places. However, it was still hard to put down!
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397 reviews
July 20, 2016
4.5 stars

If you follow any of my reviews than you know that I'm a military romance thriller FREAK! This was my first Rachel Grant book and much to my dismay the third book in the series, but you didn't need to read the first two. You can bet that I've already downloaded the other two!!!

I'm not going to give you the book synopsis because you can find that online. I'm not going post any spoilers, but I will tell you I truly enjoyed this book.

A HOT ex-seal and a mousy historian....what's not to like!!! I loved all the characters even though I wanted to hurt a couple of them!I will say since I'm not a fan of history there were a few pages that I just wanted to get through, which is why I only gave it 4.5 stars.

Hot characters, great chemistry, some great sex, lots of unexpected twists and turns, plenty of action all makes for a really good book. I truly enjoyed Keith and Trina's story.

I was given an ARC by NetGalley and the publisher for an honest review.
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327 reviews5 followers
August 14, 2014
Rachel Grant. Book 3
Withholding Evidence.
This is the 3rd book in the evidence series. Trona Sorensen is a historian of military, she has been assigned to find out what happened 5 years ago in Somalia. She meets up with ex navy seal Keith Hatcher and spends time trying to get the info out of him, to no avail. During her asking Keith what went on in Somalia, they both fall in love with each other. Things get interesting both romantically and work wise. This book goes along at a fine pace and you will enjoy the story, as well as the love scenes. Highly recommended read.
5 stars. 14 August 2014.
3,184 reviews11 followers
March 11, 2014
Withholding Evidence #3 by Rachel Grant is my first book to read of this author. It has a fast pace plot and intriguing suspense. The characters, Keith and Trina are complicated and strongly matched. There is good development between the two as journalist searching for answers and military personnel keeping secrets. This plot has it all, action, suspense, drama, and romance. The ending is quite intense. This is a stand-alone novel but I plan now to read the first two in the series.
Copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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1,458 reviews11 followers
March 31, 2015
Sometimes, good things do come in small packages. This short novel is proof of that!

The other two books I have read from this author have been full length novels, but I didn't feel particularly short changed by this one. As usual, the subject matter felt well researched and detailed. We have a hot alpha male (with a secret) and a strong female lead.

With chemistry and intrigue liberally woven into the story line, this book will, I have no doubt, keep you hooked (and guessing) until the last page. A short but sweet addition to the series.
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1,150 reviews313 followers
March 6, 2014
Rachel Grant's Evidence Series is now a must buy and read for me!

Withholding Evidence is a much shorter novel than the previous Evidence books, but it is just as interesting and exciting. Trina and Keith are both strong characters and even though this story is short, the plot never seems rushed. Many characters from the previous novels are tied into this story, also.

I am anxiously awaiting the next Evidence book!!!
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February 28, 2014
Even though this is a short novel it has all the punch and dramatic twists of her other works. SEAL hero and a historian who resembles a librarian make a great contrasting couple, and their conflict over the SEAL's secret op held me until the last page! Highly recommend.
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April 25, 2014
I had received this book as a Good Reads First Reads giveaway. This book was awesome. I was entranced from the beginning. The vivid details of the characters made it easy to get wrapped up within their lives. I am a new fan of Rachel Grant's writing.
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December 19, 2018
This book was okay but certainly not up to the standard of the first book. At little more than 150 pages there wasn’t enough time to develop the story which is a shame because it could have been so much better as the ideas were good.
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