FBI agent Rafe Sirilli has made the war against narcotics drugs his personal fight. Home to settle his father's estate, Rafe has no desire to get involved in local matters. Yet, he finds himself involved in solving two homicides and busting a drug ring as he tries to prove the innocence of a girl he'd long forgotten. Erin has grown into a beautiful woman. The passion she ignites in Rafe is hot enough to incinerate them both. His decision to deliver his own brand of justice will put his commitment to the law to the test.
High school counselor Erin Brady is committed to helping kids. Her world crashes around her when she's accused of making inappropriate sexual advances and suspected of murder. Erin's problems have only just begun. She has a secret admirer, one who vows to kill anybody who threatens to harm her or interfere with his plan. Rafe Sirilli agrees to help prove her innocence. Romance blooms, but Erin refuses to hope for permanence. Rafe is available for loan but not to keep.
Will facing old fears help Rafe capture the heart of the woman he loves? The woman who just turned him away?
A great opening for a new series! I enjoyed the cast of characters. They are fun, loyal, and trustworthy, charismatic and caring, making them a very attractive and likeable cast.
Rafe and Erin have several murder mysteries, senseless acts of violence, to solve, while battling against their feelings for each other. At the same time there is a problem with drugs on the high school, and everything seems to be connected to Erin somehow. The mystery is layered, with many aspects that needs to be figured out. Since part of the story is also told from the villain's point of view, you really find how insane and irrational he is.
Rafe and Erin's attraction is sizzling, the heat level is high. But there is also such a sweet, caring, protective side to them, making the whole romance rather adorable.
~ Four spoons
Books & Spoons does not purchase all the books reviewed on this blog. The website receives review copies of books from publishers, authors or their representatives, or third party services, such a NetGalley or Edelweiss.
The source of a book has no bearing on the outcome of the reviews. Books & Spoons is not monetarily compensated to provide an opinion/review on the books. The reviews and opinions expressed on this website are purely an honest, personal opinions of the reviewer.
By purchasing your books via the buy links from Amazon on the website, the four pennies on the dollar that Books & Spoons receive from the sale will go directly back to maintaining the website.