When Baltimore Homicide Detective Lisa Swanson and her partner Dee Quarter are called to investigate the murder of Ernest Juarez, Lisa meets wheelchair bound Jake Jenson, a man determined to find his best friend’s killer at all costs. Jake is instantly attracted to the standoffish Lisa yet can’t understand why Lisa keeps him at arm’s length.
What Jake feels is resistance toward him, is really Lisa’s distrust of men caused by a previous relationship centered on domestic violence. Lisa desperately searches for Ernest’s killer while fighting her feelings for Jake and trying to mend the pain from her past.
Jake just might be the man of Lisa’s dreams, but will she let shame and fear stand in the way of a new love?
About the Author:
Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is an award-winning, bestselling author of sensual romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women's fiction books. Her work has been praised and reviewed in USA Today numerously. She loves writing stories that focus on main characters who rarely get the spotlight such as characters with physical disabilities, mental illness, and terminal diseases.
Stacy is known for bringing versatile stories to her readers. With her you never know what you're gonna get, which separates Stacy's work from the pack. Stacy's books are full of passion, thrills, intriguing characters and so much emotion you can't get enough! If you want something different and unpredictable then definitely check out her work.
With Stacy every book is an adventure.
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Insensitive and unrealistic
This book was a disappointment. I had several issues, but the following brought me the greatest pain.
Lisa's therapist when discussing her nightmares was not only insensitive but didn't fulfill her role as therapist. She instead acted like an emotionally immature teen discussing a new possible relationship with a guy who's basically harassing her friend. On top of that, she (therapist) seemed to belittle and disregard her irk about this man, which is unrealistic. Lisa's logic for being annoyed with Jake( male protagonist) is not only plausible but warranted. I only made it 26 pages, before I could no longer take it. The dialog between Jake and Guy was the last straw. Their dialog perpetuates the misogynistic and sexual harassment culture, where a woman's no is a yes waiting to happen.