All Due Respect by Vicki Hinze
I've read and enjoyed several of Vicki Hinze's novels. All Due Respect is an adventure/romance novel. Julia and Seth both have abusive pasts, and Julia is on the run from her ex-husband. But she agrees to go back to her old life to help Seth, a fellow rocket scientist working in US security. The story unfolds as their project is hit with a lapse in security. As they seek to solve the mystery and to protect Julia from her ex, their relationship deepens.
I really liked the characters. And the combination of action and suspense and romance was good here. There were a few places where the writing was predictable, but all in all it was a sweet love story combined with a fast-paced adventure story.
I give this one 4.5 stars and an R rating for content (there are some instances of bad language and some instances of intimate relationships- though no description).