A Texas Lawman will do anything to protect his son--even if it includes reuniting with the boy's on-the-run mother...
Lucas Ryland always had a way with the ladies--until Hailey Darrow dropped him after a shared night of passion. Then he discovered her unconscious body in a wrecked car, with a fake ID and enough cash to disappear. Unbeknownst to him, the one who got away was leaving town with his baby...
Now Hailey is out of her coma and still in danger. But hiding her at his Silver Creek ranch ignites old passions...and introduces new dangers. Lucas must use every protective instinct in his arsenal to keep Hailey and their infant son safe. And keep his body from remembering how good it felt to hold her in his arms...
I was thrilled to get a chance to read Lucas & Hailey's story, knowing from the previous books in the series that Hailey was in a coma and Lucas was raising their newborn son alone. I have been looking forward to this tale and it didn't disappoint, what an adrenaline rush it was! So take a deep breath and jump right into the action, the fact that this is the last installment of the Ryland clan series is no hindrance to the enjoyment of the story.
The suspense is elevated, the tension is high, the action is constant, and there is more than one possible culprit who the lawmen can pin the crimes on. Every single story of the series I have read has been filled with action, battles, and suspense that had me on pins and needless, making the books impossible to put down until the end.
Lucas and Hailey had a history between them, they had a baby. The circumstances around the baby's birth and Hailey's troubles had brought animosity into Lucas' mind towards her. As Hailey is able to bring light to the past events and current attacks, Lucas realizes the truth and is willing to risk his own life to keep her safe. The attraction between them was sizzling. I loved the way they were with each other, the allure pulling them closer at every chance. The difficult timing - with the constant attacks at Hailey - didn't matter that much when the feelings took over. The tender feelings they had with each other had strong roots, and it didn't take a long time for those emotions to bloom again.
A fantastic thriller where every moment counts, each of them filled with unexpected twists and turns in the plot with nonstop, explosive, deadly action while the guns are blazing. Mix in a loyal family who is willing to do anything for you, plenty of babies, and a little romance with palpable passion and you have a greatly entertaining story that will leave you breathless!
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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