Obsession. Conspiracy. Attempted murder. One small-town sheriff just landed in the middle of a deadly mess.
As the first female sheriff of Steele Ridge, Maggie Kingston is prepared for all kinds of trouble… just not the mess that invades her town when a superstar quarterback moves in, bringing his big-city problems with him. Jayson Tucker hasn’t been a resident for one day before Maggie is struggling with crowd control, deranged fans, and dozens of reporters camped outside her station, ready to record the latest scandal for primetime TV.
When Jayson reveals startling evidence about a charity he’s been supporting, Maggie suspects there’s more to his story than what the media circus around him is leading everyone to believe. Is there a coordinated smear campaign against Jayson? If so, how far will his enemies go to make sure he stays benched permanently?
While things heat up between Maggie and Jay, they must work together to separate truth from fiction. Time is running out to identify the threat to Jay’s life—and to catch a foe who will stop at nothing to settle the score in their favor.
If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.
• The Beginning - The Steeles
• Going Hard - The Steeles
• Living Fast - The Steeles
• Loving Deep - The Steeles
• Breaking Free - The Steeles
• Roaming Wild - The Steeles
• Stripping Bare - The Steeles
• Enduring Love - The Steeles
• Craving Heat - The Kingstons
• Tasting Fire - The Kingstons
• Searing Need - The Kingstons
• Vowing Love - The Steeles
• Striking Edge - The Kingstons
• Burning Ache - The Kingstons
Adrienne Giordano’s Craving Heat
Maggie Kingston is a tough, no nonsense Sheriff In Steele Ridge. Quarterback Jayson Tucker who not only lost his job but he endorsements. The nonprofit organization he raised money for doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. Go Maggie’s cousin, Griffin brings his Jayson to town. The press flocks to town. Plus Jayson’s sister has problems. They were both raised in a dysfunctional family so meeting Maggie’s family and seeing how they protect and care for each other is something new to them. Maggie sure has her hands full especially when the chemistry between Sheriff and Quarterback gets steamy. Suspense, fast pace, tension, drama and danger, intrigue with lots of thrills and chills plus some romance make for a well blended read. I voluntarily read this eBook. Thanks to the author for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.
Maggie and Jay have a chemistry that draws them to each other. Their baggage can get in the way, but Maggie is determined to protect Jay from who is after him.
Once again Adrienne draws you in until you can’t put it down until the very end.
Another suspense filled book in Steele Ridge doesn’t disappoint in the suspense or romance departments.