Love is a dangerous choice.
Murder is the last thing homicide Detective Nick Sheridan wants to deal with when he retreats to the small, coastal town of Freedom, Texas. His last case--possibly his last ever--was the most horrific he'd ever seen. No, he wants to drink, forget, and find a warm, willing woman.
The Last Shot Bar & Grill seems like the perfect place to do that.
Della Rose, single mother and waitress at the Last Shot, is anything but warm and willing. Della has baggage; she pegs Nick as a cop the moment she sees him, and no matter how hot he is, she's not interested. When her boss, Charlie Banks, is murdered and the local police chief writes it down as a robbery gone bad, Della is forced to turn to Nick for help.
Soon, Nick is unwillingly drawn in to the mystery of why Charlie was murdered and what the gunmen wanted. As Nick and Della enter a red-hot affair, Nick falls hard for Della, but Della has no intention of a serious relationship.
Della and her family are in danger. Nick's instincts are to protect and serve, but Della's are to push away anyone who might hurt her. Even him.
Can they catch a murderer and solve the mystery without Della's life being torn apart once again? And can they put aside their past long enough to trust their love?
Eve Gaddy is the best-selling award-winning author of more than eighteen novels. She was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Innovative Series romance as well as winning the 2008 Romantic Times Career Achievement award for Series Storyteller of the year. Eve's books have sold over a million copies worldwide and been published in many foreign countries.
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Enjoyable Contemporary Romance
Della Rose is forced to turn to Nick Sheridan when it becomes apparent that she is in danger after her boss, Charlie, is murdered. Della has a deep distrust of police officers, and Nick is still reeling from his last case, which went bad, and on leave from his detective position. The last thing the two want is a relationship together, but as they try to find out what motivated Charlie's murder and to keep Della safe, they are unable to stop their rapidly developing feelings.
Last Shot was an enjoyable contemporary romance. I liked the main characters, Nick Sheridan and Della Rose, and enjoyed reading their story. I thought the book had a nice balance of suspense and romance, and the storyline was interesting. My only criticism would be that it seemed like Della was mature enough that she should have been able to understand that just because she had encountered a couple of bad police officers, that doesn't mean they are all bad. Her extreme distrust and dislike of them was over the top. I enjoyed Nick's sibling connection to Alex from Just One Night. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a copy of