She cheated death once…But a killer still lurks.
After a gunshot rips streetwise police officer Gina Galvan from the line of duty, all she wants is to return to the front line and stop a shooter.
But good guy physical therapist Mike Cutler won’t back down from a challenge, or his blazing attraction to Gina.
Without a badge or a gun, Mike is ready to face anyone—including a killer—to prove he’s every inch a hero.
Refreshingly realistic and true to life storyline of dreams and ambitions of everyday people. The tension on the streets and neighborhoods, the events that occur, the crimes that are committed and the consequences of them, it all was authentic, the story smoothly flowed like a movie in my mind, the images so vivid, so clear.
Mike Cutler has grown up in the shadows of the police force because of his father's career (Takedown by Julie Miller). He has overcome a handicap, he has built a life for himself, his new business with his friend Troy about to take off. He is kindhearted, generous, and always wanting to help those in need. He is easy to like, to relate to, his charm is warm, caring, and courteous. He is always willing to go the extra step for those he cares about, protect them, take care of them, fix things for them.
Gina Galvan is an independent, strong-willed, fierce, and gorgeous. She has had to fight every step of the way to be the person she is with the job she has today. She takes care of her siblings and elderly aunt and uncle, she's trying to advance in her career, she is eager to be the best she can be, go as far with her career she can, there is no stopping her. Until she gets shot and she feels she is the only who wants to look for the culprit shooting the cops.
I loved the chemistry, the energy between Gina and Mike. The give and take, her need to stay in control and him being able to give her that space but have her back was just a beautiful thing to witness. The attraction is immediate, yet they take time to move on with it. There is a friendship that develops first, with him getting to know her family, and I adored how he came a part of it, the warmth and love that was in those scenes.
Intense suspense and danger-filled scenes of action in a story with fierce, strong female lead and a man who can be her true equal partner, friend, and lover. From warm and sweet to passionate and sexy to fearful and terrified the story took my emotions all over the map while held my keen interest and delivered exciting and thrilling tale.
~ Five Spoons
USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Miller writes breathtaking romantic suspense. She has earned a National Readers Choice Award and two Daphne du Maurier Awards among many other prizes for both her series and single title books. She was also honored to receive the RT BookReviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Suspense, and has twice been a finalist for RWA’s prestigious RITA Award. With millions of copies in print worldwide, many of her books have appeared on the USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Amazon and BookScan Top 100 Romances bestseller lists.
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me