Michael Taylor is cooler than ice under pressure. As CEO of a private security company, his job means protecting those at risk. Clients pay top dollar for his team of special operatives to deal with threats. But now Michael’s the one in trouble—he’s the prime suspect in his ex-wife’s murder. To prove his innocence, Michael needs not just a few good men, but one smart woman. If she agrees to forgive him…
Twelve years ago, Michael walked away from Roxann Thorgesson and never looked back. Now he’s standing in her office, accused of a heinous crime, the vulnerability in his eyes barely masking something else. Desire. The shock—and her body’s own traitorous response—shakes Roxann to the core. Still, she can’t let lust cloud her professional judgment, no matter how tempting.
Michael needs her…or, rather, her newspaper to clear his name. Roxann wants to refuse, but journalistic instinct tells her there’s more to this case. Sex. Secrets. A dark and dirty cover-up leading all the way to city hall. And as the investigation brings Michael and Roxann closer together, revealing the truth threatens to rip them apart.
4.5 out of 5
Lots of twists and turns. A lot of emotions not associated with romance so as to make it more mystery than romance at times. A fairly tight plot. I enjoyed the unexpected (for the most part) ending, though sudden as it was. And slightly unbelievable (a suspected murderer is allowed out of jail and visiting people…?). Nevertheless, a good story.
SO WORTH IT
Absolutely loved all the twists and turns. Could not believe the ending.
Action packed romance
This novel had a great mystery with lots of twists, which I wasn’t expecting from a book I the romance category, but really enjoyed. All the drama and action kept the story from getting too sappy as some romance stories tend to be.