He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.
Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.
Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.
A hint of danger, a dash of suspense, and uninhibited sex make this a winning introduction to the Games People Play contemporary romantic thriller series. Levi "Wren" Upton eliminates problems for the rich, powerful, and politically incorrect. When he learns that D.C. native Emery Finn has been relentless in uncovering Wren's identity (the truth of which is known by only a handful of people), he poses as his own assistant to personally warn her to back off for her own safety. She divulges that she holds Wren responsible for her cousin's disappearance 13 years prior; he reveals himself to her in an effort to clear his name, which she has the power to ruin thanks to her high-profile family and her job as a locator of missing persons. Their investigation of the cold case puts Emery in danger, and Wren sees it as his responsibility to protect her, which brings back memories of his painful past. Dimon (Bad Boys Undercover) excels at creating memorable, complex characters, and Wren's slightly awkward behavior and Emery's spunky personality form an unlikely, entertaining union.