He didn't believe in fairy tales
Romantic fantasies and happy endings don't fit Oakes Bartasavich's reality.
Of course, neither does his breathtaking attraction to Daphne Lynch.
From his prestigious career to his volatile family, there's too much at stake to risk one kiss—let alone one night—with her.
But a snowy Christmas stranded together in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, shines light on everything he's fighting to deny.
Daphne isn't just a beautiful temptation. She's a strong, intelligent, kind woman who deserves a happily-ever-after.
One that Oakes isn't sure he can give her…no matter how much he'd like to.
Okay. Well. As I was reading through this story, I hoped for a major twist in the plot, because as it was, it was desperate and heading for a major failure.
Here's the situation - Oakes is the older half brother of Zach, Daphne's older half brother. Daphne and Zach's mother was a nanny for Oakes, when she had an affair with Oakes' dad, and became pregnant with Zach. Right, not the most traditional family ever. When you add to it that Daphne's dad was an alcoholic, who had abused the family, and tried to coerce Daphne to give him money at her high school graduation... Just as dysfunctional as it can be.
So, when a psychology student, Daphne, goes after her long time crush, the lawyer Oakes, acting desperate, silly, making schemes to get them together, and outright begging him to pay attention to her, kiss her, sleep with her, whatever it was that she wanted at the time, it was embarrassing. Because even though Oakes didn't deny, that he was physically attracted to Daphne, and liked to be her friend, he was also very clear he didn't want to, or like to be attracted to her, didn't want to have a relationship with her, and only slept with her to get her out of his system. But even that doesn't stop her, she really still, goes after him, showing up at a party where he is with the woman he choose to be, wants to be with, who, according to him, fits into his life and is attractive, interesting, and all around lovely to be with...
So, I admit, I had really hard time believing he actually would change his mind, or convince me that it was true love, after all that happen before. I'm sorry, but this couple didn't convince me of anything else, except that she was desperate, not very mature, and stubborn to the fault.
There was also another couple in the story, the teenagers from the previous book of the series, Luke and Gracie. The teenage love drama that they lived through seemed more mature at the times, as the grownups, and was a cute addition to the book, even though in no way attached to the main plot.
Yes, this story frustrated and embarrassed me more than anything else, but thankfully the teenagers saved part of the story.. Sorry, I really wish I could have understood and liked the story more than I did
~ Two Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
A Novel of Dining and Deceit
By: Jessica Tom
Releasing October 27, 2015
Full of wit and mouth-watering cuisines, Jessica Tom’s debut novel offers a clever insider take on the rarefied world of New York City’s dining scene in the tradition of The Devil Wears Prada meets Kitchen Confidential.
Food whore (n.) A person who will do anything for food.
When Tia Monroe moves to New York City, she plans to put herself on the culinary map in no time. But after a coveted internship goes up in smoke, Tia’s suddenly just another young food lover in the big city.
But when Michael Saltz, a legendary New York Times restaurant critic, lets Tia in on a career-ending secret—that he’s lost his sense of taste—everything changes. Now he wants Tia to serve as his palate, ghostwriting his reviews. In return he promises her lavish meals, a bottomless cache of designer clothing, and the opportunity of a lifetime. Out of prospects and determined to make it, Tia agrees.
Within weeks, Tia’s world transforms into one of luxury: four-star dinners, sexy celebrity chefs, and an unlimited expense account at Bergdorf Goodman. Tia loves every minute of it…until she sees her words in print and Michael Saltz taking all the credit. As her secret identity begins to
crumble and the veneer of extravagance wears thin, Tia is forced to confront what it means to truly succeed—and how far she’s willing to go to get there.
The reception was meant to be casual and fun, but instead the air vibrated with tension, like a kettle on the verge of boiling. I saw some people in crisp lab coats (the food science researchers), others in tweed jackets (the cultural anthropologists), and a select group in shorts and hoodies who looked about the same age as us (the Internet start-up founders). The room was a convergence of all kinds of food industry professionals: restaurateurs, packaged food makers, web series producers. Students like me jockeyed for position around these would-be mentors, needy moons circling any planet with a vacancy in its orbit.
“Do you see Helen?” I asked Elliott. He already had a job at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, but he’d come with me to the graduate student reception as a show of support.
Even though he had attended three of her speaking engagements with me and knew her face, he checked her picture again before scanning the crowd.
“Helen . . . Helen . . . where are you, Helen?” he said with squinted, searching eyes. “Want me to walk around? I’ll text you if I see her.”
Before I could say yes, Elliott was off, hunting. He was good like that. Elliott was Elliott—goofy and kind and the type of guy who made me giddy even by standing a little too close. He’s a good one.
But one thing Elliott will never be is a person who loves to eat. He isn’t opposed to a good meal or annoyingly picky or anything like that. It’s just that food doesn’t matter to him. If a meal ever tried to speak to Elliott, he’d probably excuse himself from the conversation. But that didn’t mean he’d bail on helping me out.
Now that I was officially in NYU’s master’s program in Food Studies, I didn’t want to leave Helen to chance. The committee already had my internship application and I’d find out my placement in five days, but maybe—just maybe—I could seal the deal by charming the socks off Helen at this event.
Helen is brilliant. Her work for the Times is legendary for its incisive critiques, but I love her memoirs and cookbooks the most. Unshackled by journalistic constraints, her voice grows
warm and visceral and pulls you into the heart of every recipe and story. You sit in her blue childhood kitchen in Massachusetts, ache over her short-lived love affair with a chef in France,
grit your teeth at her hectic days as a new mother.
Part of my plan included enticing Helen with a batch of my special cashew-almond-
walnut- pecan Dacquoise Drops, something to make her take notice of my application essay. Dacquoise Drops were no ordinary cookies. They’re what drove me to Helen, though I can’t say I planned it that way.
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Soul of a Man The
Dark Souls #1
By: Jamie Begley
Re-Releasing on Oct 28th, 2015
Young Ink Press
Cara, a powerful Moirae, finds herself stranded on Earth made human by an enemy of her mother, Fate.
Lost and alone, she is forced to accept the reluctant help of Jericho Hawk.
Jericho is determined not to become involved with Cara, even as their sexual attraction for each other cannot keep them apart.
When Cara's Cousin Grimm appears and proves Cara's crazy stories are actually true, he must overcome the horrors her mother is responsible for to gain an eternity with the woman he has come to love.
“What are you, an alien or one of the loons who believe they were abducted then returned by aliens?”
“I am not an alien, nor have I ever met one. I can guarantee they do not exist.”
“Not that I’m disagreeing with you, and I’m sincerely grateful that you have no relationship with aliens, but how can you guarantee that they don’t exist. Even scientists don’t agree on that one.”
“Because I know every creature known and unknown ever created.”
“You do? And how is that possible?” Cara didn’t miss that his voice had changed its tone, now sounding as if he were placating a crazy person. Cara didn’t appreciate the condescending attitude.
“Because I am a Moraie.” Cara’s own tone had turned smug. She was very proud of her heritage.
“Exactly what is a Moraie?” Again with the attitude. It was seriously beginning to grate on her nerves.
“Have you ever heard of the three fates?” Looking at him, she guessed he hadn’t. ”One is present at birth guiding souls to the correct child’s body. This is my sister Zerina. Another is present during your life, helping to fight battles along the way, ensuring the correct outcome, for the good or bad. This is my sister Broni.” As she spoke, Cara noticed his hands tightening on the steering wheel.
“I am the third fate. My name is Cara.”
“And what do you do?”
“I cut the thread. I free the soul and escort it to their next life.”
“So you are a serial killer?”
(Copyright Jamie Begley/Young Ink Press Oct 2015)
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"I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.
Taking after my mother, I've always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.
For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.
Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.
All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”
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In Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, a community once united must suspect one of their own
Amish quilter Sarah Bitler's dreams no longer feature a husband and family. Instead, she searches for success in the quilt shop within Blackburn House, a place once tarnished with deadly secrets. She refuses to let the past influence her future…until an ominous fire forces them to collide.
Firefighter Aaron King was the first to touch Sarah's heart—and the first to break it. Now a widower and father of two small girls, his return to Sarah's life brings her buried feelings to the surface. As a string of horrific incidents tears apart their community, an arsonist's wrath threatens to destroy them all. With Aaron as the only suspect, Sarah must follow her instincts to find the truth. But to protect an innocent man, she might risk her heart to Aaron again…and risk her life to an unknown killer.
Arson, murder, physical attacks spread fear amongst the small community, as it seems one of their own is out to get them all..
I have seen a lot of Amish stories out lately, and as I saw this title, thought it might be the perfect one for me to try out.
I liked the characters, they were all so helpful, kind and supportive each other in all matters. They were easy to like, to understand, and accept. The Amish ways, culture, habits, were interesting. And as I am a quilter myself, I found that part interesting as well.
The crimes were multiplied, and seemed somehow personal. The fear was palpable at times, and certainly there were many twists in the plot to move the story on, and keep the interest.
At the same time as I admire the peaceful, no hurry ways of the Amish, I admit, this story could have moved a bit faster. The focus on the story was the people, not the action, and things happening in the community. So the tension and fierceness of the constantly happening crimes is dulled after the fact, every time. That doesn't mean the story isn't good, it actually was, and I grew attached to the people in it, felt the connection between them. But I could have enjoyed more intensity and speed into the tale.
But, as it was, an interesting, crime filled story, from the small town where the English and the Amish live in a peaceful co-habitants, until the arson cases and other mysteries starts to build fear amongst the folks
~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
He promised to kill her. One night four years ago, Leah Carson’s husband almost succeeded. Philip stabbed her twenty-three times before fleeing. The police are sure he’s dead. But fear won’t let Leah believe it.
It starts with little things. Missing keys. A flat tire. Mysterious flowers. All easily explained away if the pattern wasn’t so terrifyingly familiar. Leah has a new veterinary practice and a new life with no ties to her nightmare. But Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent Alex Morgan suspects something. And when another woman’s body is found, stabbed twenty-three times, Leah knows her past has found her.
As Leah and Alex untangle the horrifying truth, he watches her, ready for the perfect moment. Until death—that was the vow they made. And a killer always keeps his word…
With a bone chilling attack the author starts the story, that describes the evil mind of the culprit, and leaves the victims feel stalked and violated, if they live through it.
The feeling of being hunted and the danger remains through the tale. The evidence the law enforcement is not conclusive, to bring any peace of mind to Leah, to confirm her that she is truly safe. Years after the attack, she still sees, hears, and fears, daily, that a new attack is just moments away.
The paranoia makes her feel insane, leaves everyone doubting her mind, until Alex comes to the investigation, and starts to turn rocks never disturbed before, learning new information that might just prove, that Leah was correct all along.
The story has rough and raw physical attacks, that were chilling. The psychological tension is even more powerful. The mind games played are so calculated and smart, you would miss the mark if you blinked.
Alex has a reputation of being cold and emotionless, but he has just learned to lock it all away, and focus on the job at hand. This is something he has to do, to survive on the job.
The first time he has a problem with this, is when he meets Leah, and the attraction hits them both. The story has a dash of romance drizzled on the story, but the plot is strong, flowing beautifully, and the crimes so hideous, the hold and interest of the tale keep.
A thriller that might make you want to sleep with your lights on, and check your locks one more time... Sure to capture your mind
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Title: Wilde at Heart
Author: Tonya Burrows
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
Genre: Romantic Suspense
He has everything under control.Except her .
Reece Wilde put everything in his life on the backburner to protect his brothers and their struggling company, Wilde Security. With a major contract on the line, Reece can't afford any mistakes...like getting caught in a red-hot, X-rated moment with wild child Shelby Bremer, who's more trouble than he can handle. Now he's being blackmailed.
Shelby's mile-long impulsive streak gets her in more trouble than she'd like to admit. Between her sister's wedding, her coffee shop set on fire, and getting down and dirty with the groom's brother, things are definitely coming off the rails. With both their careers and their safety on the line, Reece is determined to keep them both safe...even if it means a Vegas-style shotgun wedding.
But gambling on a wild card-and a wild soul-is risky...and sometimes, it can get a guy killed.
This story is one wild run, pun intended. There's so much happening here, I don't even know where to start..
The brothers seem to have an odd dysfunctional relationship between them. Reece is operating on guilt, feeling like it is his responsibility to save all his brothers and take care of them. Even though it is understood, those brothers are well capable to take care of themselves.
Eva and Shelby don't have much healthier relationship between them. Eva is rude, condescending, arrogant, judgmental... Just a very unlikable character all together. Her short lived redemption towards the end wasn't enough to save her.
I liked Shelby. Despite the cards she was dealt with in life, she is a survivor, smart, strong, and genuinely seems to care for others around her. Unlike many other characters in the story. People constantly judge and undermine Shelby, and that started to annoy me early on.
The connection between Reece and Shelby is hot, sexual attraction between them is hot and somewhat out of control. They constantly make poor decisions because of the lust they have for each other. The feelings they have for each other grow deeper with time. The whirlwind of their life putting them in danger constantly, the worry for each other turns in caring and love.
The secrets, crimes, fires, they all pile up in the story. There are so many suspects, all seems to have a great motive, and even the opportunity, no one is to be trusted.
I felt like there was too much going on, and nothing is under control. It was scattered, and so many subplots going on at the same time, the story nearly drowns into them. Especially the things happening with the brothers, didn't seem like they had anything to do with the plot, more like setting the stage for the series, a bit odd in a book three.
The story is like a tornado going through the Wilde brothers' lives, leaving nothing as it was before. I guess the future installments of the series will tell if this development was a positive step, or the beginning of a road to destruction
~ Three Spoons
Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance in 8th grade and hasn’t put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she’s currently soaking up the sun as a Florida girl. She suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, her two dogs and ginormous cat are excellent travel buddies.
When she’s not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can be found at a bookstore or the dog park. She also enjoys painting, watching movies, and her daily barre workouts. A geek at heart, she pledges her TV fandom to Supernatural and Dr. Who.
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WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS
Releasing Oct 27th, 2015
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels brings together the beloved heroines from two celebrated seriesâthe Sisterhood and the Godmothersâfor a holiday to rememberâ¦
This Christmas, instead of finding and punishing bad guys, all Maggie Spritzer wants is to bring a little more joy to the worldâespecially to a beloved teacher from her past. And as the Sisterhood unites to find her, they learn that no holiday treat is as fulfilling as giving to othersâ¦
Meanwhile, with a little help from the other Godmothers, Toots Loudenberry is preparing for Charlestonâs annual holiday showcase of historic homes. But when the Godmothers sense trouble with one of the decorators, they must tackle a mystery and hope for a happy endingâ¦
When Sisters and Godmothers unite, the result is a warm and wonderful holidayâwith a special touch of magicâ¦
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FERN MICHAELS is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood and Godmothers series, and dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy-five million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret. Visit her website at www.fernmichaels.com
This year, for some reason, I want . . . no, I need to make the angels sing. I want to hear them sing. Does that make sense?â Maggie asked fretfully.
âOf course it makes sense. I think itâs a wonderful idea. Count me in,â Annie said. âNow, you know if you include the boys, the fund would grow substantially higher,â she said slyly. The others agreed as they all started to eat.
âNot so fast,â Myra said. âDear,â she said, addressing Maggie, âdid you forget we have an organization that Abner is in charge of that donates yearly, very generously and very heavily, during the holidays? Any new charity or person is always welcome. I thought we all had agreed to that. Last year alone, we donatedâanonymously, of courseâover one billion dollars, which we confiscated from that monster, Angus Spyder. So, Iâm not quite sure what it is you want us to contribute to, and while I have no problem with that at all, I guess I just donât understand the end result here.â
The women stopped eating long enough to stare at Maggie, waiting to see how she would respond.
âI guess I didnât fully explain, because Iâm not clear in my own mind. Sometimes late at night, when I canât sleep, I think about my life, my childhood, my family and wonder, as I think most people wonder, if I could do things over, what would I do differently? Is there some wrong in my past life that I never made right, for whatever reason? Just think about that for a minute. I have an instance, and Iâve never forgotten it. I donât know if money can or will right that situation, but I want to look into it and try. Itâs not the same as what Abner is doing with Spyderâs money and all those other peopleâs money we helped ourselves to. This is personal. Thatâs the best way I can explain it to you all. Does it make more sense now?â
âWell, yes, dear, it certainly does,â Myra said. âI think you might be on to something. Letâs run this up the flagpole. Now that I understand where youâre going with this, I think we should include the boys in this.â
âI agree,â Isabelle said. The others were quick to agree.
âWe canât call them now. Itâs too late,â Yoko said. âTheyâll be miffed that they werenât included in this luncheon.â
âThen weâll do a repeat tomorrow at my house,â Nikki said. âThatâs when weâll run it up the flagpole, and theyâll never know this was a rehearsal for tomorrow. How about that for sneaky? Do you all agree?â
âWhat are you going to serve?â Kathryn asked, her mind jumping ahead to the menu.
âHow about a little of everything that is takeout?â Nikki laughed.
âWorks for me.â Alexis giggled. Not surprisingly, it worked for everyone.
âSo, letâs get to the dessert, Maggie,â Annie said.
The women talked nonstop as they devoured the peach cobbler, the main topic being that memories, for the most part, were a wonderful thing, be they sad or happy.
âHow much money are we talking about?â Yoko asked. âThe reason I ask is that Harry and I are going to China next month, and that always puts a big dent in our budget.â
âIt doesnât matter how much, Yoko. If itâs fifty dollars, thatâs fine. If itâs two hundred fifty thousand dollars, thatâs fine, too. The point is it has to be our own personal money, whatever we can afford. Gusâs insurance money is just the cherry on top. Iâll be putting my own money in, too. It will all go into one fund, and then, when weâre ready to distribute it to whoever needs it, weâll vote on it. I think thatâs fair. If you all want to keep your amounts secret, thatâs okay, too. We should vote on that tomorrow. In the end, it might not even come down to money. Maybe there is someone out there from our past who needs something other than money. Something we can provide for them that no one else can. That kind of thing.â
âI think this is a wonderful idea,â Myra said. âI canât wait for tomorrow. Thank you so much, Maggie, for bringing this up. Sometimes I think we forget that itâs better to give than to receive. Oh, this is going to be such a wonderful Christmas. The true meaning of it. Truly, truly.â
Annie swiped at her eyes. âMyraâs right. This is just what we all need. Weâve been getting complacent. I agree with Myra. I canât wait till tomorrow.â
Twelve minutes later, right on schedule, Maggieâs kitchen and dining room were back to normal, with just the autumn centerpiece in the middle of the table. A second round of fresh coffee was served as the girls talked nonstop about what was going to transpire the following day.
âItâs going to take a lot of research to track down people from our past,â Isabelle said.
âAnd who better to do that than our four in- trepid reporters, meaning Ted, Dennis, Maggie, and Espinosa?â Nikki chortled.
âWe need a name for this project,â Alexis said.
The group threw out names and titles, but it was Yoko who came up with the one they finally agreed to. Bright Star.
The Sisters all clapped, making their newest project official.
Lucas “Lucky” Dorsey was at the top of his game in the world of MMA, and his nickname…well, let’s just say the ladies couldn’t get enough of the tattooed bad boy. But then…he met her…
As the first female firefighter in the Hope Falls Fire Department, Deanna Bishop was focused on making a fresh start in her new town. She was ready to put out fires with the rest of the boys, but the beauty with emerald eyes was never ready for the fire he’d started in her heart…
She brought him back to life, and he wanted more. He filled her with passion, and she wanted to run. Will Deanna be able to open her heart and let someone fight for her? Will Lucky be able to prove that a Lucky Kiss could lead to more than just that…
Melanie Shawn is one of the handful of authors, whom I have read all the books they have published. I love her writing style, it is full of wit, humor, charismatic characters, forever type friends, friendly small towns, and completely swoon worthy romance, that will melt your heart and mind. I have never been disappointed with the stories they have created, and that is rare!
Lucky Kiss, is all the above, and then some.
I love how in love Lucky is with Deanna. And to find out, that he had a crush on her a long time ago, just made it even better. This ladies man MMA fighter has to work to get Deanna's affection. All her attention he has, no doubt, but she has sworn off from athletes, and determined to keep that promise.
Their first meeting brought a smile on my face and pretty much the story kept it there throughout. Lucky is willing to do anything to get Deanna. And every step of the way, she is trying to keep him on arm's length, with little success. The romance between them is steamy and passionate. Lucky's charm is unbelievable, the honesty between them is refreshing, and I loved that the conflicts were solved so quickly, without major drama.
This story, and author, is one that all contemporary romance readers should know, read, and not to miss! The story is entertaining and I get a huge kick out of the pop culture references. Lucky and Deanna together are perfect for each other. They are not perfect people, but they fit with each other, and that's what matters. Hope Falls gives them a warm welcome, like always. I admit, I cherish reading this book, going over the pages again and again, just to spend little extra time at Hope Falls... My favorite small town America
~ Five Spoons
New York's Finest #1
Released July 28th,2015
Ava Sims is a woman who gets what she wants. And what she wants is to be CBC's lead anchor-but to get there, she'll need to nail the fluff piece on the playboy cop. Luc Moretti is everything Ava knows to stay away from: a stubborn charmer with a hero-complex. But the more Ava gets to know Luc and his oddball family, the more she realizes that beneath the swagger and the blue uniform is a complex man who makes her heart beat too fast. Soon, Ava's doing the unthinkable, and falling for the best of New York's finest ...
Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels.
Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. A year after moving from Seattle to Manhattan to pursue a writing career, she had a fabulous agent and multiple New York publishing deals.
Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and plus-sized Pomeranian. When not writing, you'll likely find her running (rarely), reading (sometimes), or at happy hour (often).
Strong, relentless, and lethal, he plays every angle to trap the worst criminals. But for the one woman he can't resist, he'll break all the rules…
For hotel manager Tabitha Martin, bad boys usually spell disaster. And her new guest promises just that, with his formidable build, tattooed biceps, and quiet take-no-mess attitude. Tabitha is already putting everything on the line to escape her vicious drug-dealing ex's control for good—but a single sizzling moment in “Damien Evans'” arms has her wanting all the trouble he can give…
He's been undercover too long and likes living dangerously too much. U.S. Marshal Parker Evans figures maybe that's why he doesn't immediately put Tabitha in custody.
Sure, she's his one chance to finally take down a major drug ring. But every minute he protects this mostly innocent blonde leaves his heart all too vulnerable.
And the cost of desire could be a deadly endgame…
Exciting and dangerous undercover world where the lines of reality and the role to be played starts to blur, when romance walks into the picture.
I liked this story, the balance between action and romance was pretty even.
Tabitha and Parker have an instant physical attraction. It is nearly comical, the effect Tabitha has on him, the veteran undercover bad boy agent. And they are not that shy to act on the attraction either. Before having a complete conversation, they are already all over each other. But as the case gets deeper, so does their feelings. And even though Tabitha and Parker are sizzling hot together, they also have sweetness and adorable moments, proving it is not just a physical case of insta-lust.
The undercover case Parker is working on, gets close to home to Tabitha as well. She is more involved in the tangled web of drug dealing, that Parker even thought at first. Things get dangerous, intense, all the way to life and death situations several times, until the case gets to its explosive end.
Very entertaining story, engaging and charismatic characters, both Parker and Tabitha with layers of depth, making them appealing. They both had some inner turmoil, Parker with his undercover persona, and not being straightforward with Tabitha. She was not only tormented by the future of her brother, but the blackmail of her ex, and her attraction to what seems to be yet another bad boy on the wrong side of the law. The story held my interest all the way, and looking forward to more in the world of the US Marchalls
~ Four Spoons