Growing up a military brat and spending eight years overseas with the Army Medical Corps, clinical social worker, Willa Smith, has had enough of rules and regulations. Still able to work with veterans as she did at the VA Hospital, she is much happier at the new and far more relaxed South Avenue Shelter, until one of its residents is implicated in a murder.
Former military turned security operative, Dimas Mazur, has worked for PASS security, his brother’s company, since he returned stateside after a disabling injury. The job keeps him busy, but when a homeless veteran he knows runs into trouble with the law, he doesn’t hesitate to jump in. The strong-headed counselor at the shelter where his friend stayed is an unexpected bonus.
Until she puts herself square in the sights of the man he’s trying to take down.
I’m so in love with these main characters this author always brings us. They are older, 39/41 and bring a maturity to the book I crave. You don’t find silly games being played and while they are still human and flawed, they do react to miss understanding and drama better. They stand out amongst all those 20 year old characters in other books.
Willa is a heroine I really enjoyed. I could completely relate to her view point when it came to relationships, but I also liked how she opened up to the possibility when the right guy came along. She struggles but she didn’t shove away completely. I liked her level head and her compassion for others.
Dimas did take a a bit in the beginning to win me over. It didn’t take him long to prove that Willa was different for him and how good he could be for her. That is ultimately what I need to see to really get behind a hero. He turned out to be very protective, and a he spoiled her. I just love it when a guy spoils his girl.
The plot of the book was equally as exciting. It was unique and has you on edge a lot through this book. Overall, I loved it and I can’t wait for the next in the series!