Tanner Layne and Raquel Merrick fell in love young, hard and fast and both of them knew a beautiful life they thought would be forever.
Until Rocky left Layne, no explanation, no going back.
Layne escapes the ’burg only to come back years later because his ex-wife has hooked herself to the town jerk and Layne needs to make sure his sons get raised right. Layne manages to avoid Rocky. But when Layne gets three bullets drilled into him while investigating a dirty cop, he can’t do that because Rocky stops avoiding Layne. They make a deal to work together to expose the dirty cop but they have no idea the strength of their enduring attraction or the sheer evil at work in the ’burg.
As Tanner Layne and Raquel Merrick play their game and dance around the pull that draws them together, Layne has to discover the dark secrets buried so deep in Rocky’s heart she doesn’t even know they’re there at the same time untangle a sinister web of crime so abhorrent it has to be stopped…at all costs.
And to do it, Layne has to enlist everyone, including his ex-CIA mentor, Rocky’s detective brother, the town’s unpredictable informant and Layne’s two teenage sons. All the while stopping Rocky from doing something crazy and keeping their game secret so Layne won’t get himself dead.
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Love this series
Not the first time I’ve read this series, and probably won’t be my last. I live all of Kristen’s books, but this series is one of my favorites!
Went to the 'Burg this morning had a doctors appointments. Drove up I74 and thought of this book while I was driving. Good book, love Tanner and Rocky..... Different perspective coming from Tanners point of view. The kids were great and added so much. The 'Burg is still small town Indiana at its best! 😃
Overall a great read. Since it's written from Layne's perspective I had a hard time connecting to Rocky. I also kept waiting for "the other shoe to drop" with her, and when it did, it just didn't carry the emotional justification for their 18 year separation. :(