New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig's thrilling romantic suspense about a by-the-book FBI agent who must trust a risk-taking detective for help tracking down her sister's killers.
FBI agent Bree Ryan's latest mission is personal. She's posing as a waitress at the Black Diamond strip club, the same club where her estranged half sister worked until she turned up dead. When Bree's undercover assignment is compromised, she turns to the only man she knows who can help her: Connor Pierce, a too-sexy-for-his-own-good, rule-breaking cop with a knack for solving cold cases.
When someone breaks into Bree's apartment, Connor's detective skills aren't the only things that kick into overdrive. Although his job demands he remain detached, now he finds himself tempted not only by Bree's beauty but also her intelligence and bravery. As the investigation -- and their attraction -- grows more intense, lives are in jeopardy, and Connor finds the most important rule he must break is his own. But can he put his heart on the line?
Craig's overly complicated third Texas Justice romance (after Don't Breathe a Word) follows FBI agent Brie Ryan as she tackles two separate cases that both hit close to home. Brie may be on leave from the bureau, but that won't stop her from hunting the man who trafficked and murdered her half-sister. She goes undercover as a strip club waitress in Anniston, Tex., to dig up dirt while simultaneously working to root out the mole responsible for sabotaging her recent cases. Brie meets Det. Connor Pierce after her apartment gets tossed, and he and his team join her investigation into both matters. Brie and Connor bond over late-night pancake dinners, but they both carry emotional baggage that prevents them from committing to a relationship. Craig's subplot-heavy story makes space for Connor to grow emotionally and open up to Brie, but doesn't require Brie to do much changing on her end, despite having significant romantic hang-ups of her own. Craig delivers all the high-stakes situations series fans expect, but disappoints by miring them in a confusing and convoluted mystery. \n