This should be easy...
Former Navy deep-sea diver turned bounty hunter, Hal Guidry, needs to collar a fugitive now. Not yesterday. Right now.
But inside the New Orleans mansion, he instead finds a woman who fires his blood. A woman who knows only her name. A woman definitely in danger.
As her memory returns, girl-next-door librarian, Annie Swanson, questions how she knows the oh-so-handsome hunk calling himself a friend. Then she discovers he's a bounty hunter like the men who killed her father, and she flees...
...only to be nearly kidnapped...in broad daylight...in the French Quarter.
She runs to Hal with questions and they're both nearly killed in a fiery explosion. Now, he needs answers of his own.
But as the sexual attraction between them heats up, can Annie cast the dice in his favor?
Or will they become victims of the deadly forces intent on keeping secrets?
Hal and his brothers have the skills to keep dangerous criminals off the streets and protect the women they love. They don't need easy.
Praise for Sue Ward Drake's previous novels:
"…a gripping work of romantic suspense…simmering sexual tension grows into a strong, convincing emotional bond in the face of adversity, and the vibrant background of Mardi Gras adds intensity to the action."
"The premise is edgy; the romance is tender; the characters are colorful and energetic."
—The Reading Cafe
Casting the Dice
Casting the Dice, by Sue Ward Drake, is the 2nd book in the Big Easy Brothers Series. The brothers are bounty hunters.
The author pulls you into the story on page one, and it’s a thrill ride from there on.
Bounty hunter Hal Guidry is after a fugitive who he believes to be at a New Orleans mansion. Instead of his skip, he finds luscious librarian Annie Swanson, and with snakes slithering around her as she lies unconscious. She is sufferig from amnesia and definitely in need of protection. But what is she doing at the mansion?
Annie has temporarily lost her short term memory . She knows she came to New Orleans because she inherited a book store, which she intends to sell. Annie has no recollection of Hal or why she was at the mansion. When she finds out that Hal is a bounty hunter like the one who killed her father, she splits. On the run Annie attracts men who try to kidnap her. She goes back to Hal for answers.
They have a rough go of it. Both our heroes have to overcome not only the mental walls they’ve erected but dangerous situations they constantly find their selves in.
Learning to trust each other brings out the best in both of them. In the short time they’ve known each other these two opposites have grown close and intimate. Neither wants to lose what they have.
This is an engaging, exciting and entertaining novel of love, intrigue and family. The brothers and aunt are well written characters as well, and I found I wanted to know more about them. Maybe in the next book?
I recieved an advance reader copy of this book. The review and thoughts are my own.
CASTING THE DICE is a wonderful addition to this series and I highly recommend it.