Here is the summary of the book:
3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped.
2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game.
Kira Jordan survived her family's murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis.
1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it.
Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira's psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan's secrets prove evermore deadly, Kira's only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can't escape.
I'll say it again, Harlequin Teen is fast becoming my go-to imprint for unputdownable books & Michelle Rowen on of my favorite for power-pack standalones.
Countdown is everything a thrill seeker could ask for. A dangerous game, an illegal game at that. And every level, some new deadly act is presented that needs to be done before the countdown reads 0 or die trying. With the perfect blend of constant rollar-coaster thrill-inducing dangerous action-packed games.... the layer-upon-layer of surprises, secrets and shocking truth.... Coupled with a cast of complicated and dynamic characters and that swoon-worthy EPIC romance..... This book definitely should not escape your notice at all.
Kira Jordan & Rogan Ellis. Our power couple. Kira is our kick-ass heroine. Living on the streets with her whole family murdered. But she is a good person, one of those who weigh in the pros & cons before determining the truth for themselves. She is quick witted, resourceful and given the setting, the perfect action star.
Rogan Ellis. Now he is a bit difficult to explain. Absolutely amazing, YES. Trailing a baggage full of ghosts, YES. But there is a quality to him, that makes him instantly likeable. Strong, clever and resourceful.... sarcastic even. And he is definitely a good looking one.....
There is an instant connection between these two. The romance, slowly developing through the course of the book was a bonus edition and passionate. They also gain a deep understanding towards each other as the levels progressed, cementing them together as the perfect couple.... And got to say Ms. Rowen.... you sneaky lady, just when the moments between them got intense..... you threw in the next phase of the chase.... Enough to take us deeper into the action.
"Unpredictable, unstoppable, thrilling, action-packed and intense.... This is a standalone you don't want to miss out on"