A journalist and a sexy detective team up to catch a serial killer in USA TODAY bestselling author Anna J. Stewart’s new romance!
Haunted by the death of her childhood friend, journalist Eden St. Claire has dedicated her life to catching serial killers—and she’s always done so alone. But when the lethal murderer Eden is tracking puts her in danger’s crosshairs, she agrees to accept protection from longtime friend Detective Cole Delaney.
Cole has secretly carried a torch for Eden for years. She might not want to let anybody in, but the thought of losing her is unbearable. Passions flare as the threats intensify. Can Cole convince Eden to break her own rule to never fall in love…before the killer snuffs out their happily-ever-after?
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The Best Kind of Lawman!
Eden St. Claire is a reporter. She's also reckless and seems to have a death wish. At least that's what Detective Cole Delaney accuses her of being. And, as she looks around the freezer with 8 other bodies, she wonders if he's correct about her. But, Cole's always there to protect her, right? At least she hopes so as she desperately tries to get herself down from the meat hook her hands are attached to. But, she's convinced that she's on the verge of catching the elusive Iceman serial killer.
Cole Delaney is worried, angry, and desperate to protect Eden. And, it's not just because he promised her brother that he would. He wants Eden in his life. He just needs to figure out how to convince her of that fact before she gets herself killed. But, in the meantime, they've got to catch a killer before he strikes again.
This is a fast paced and often intense murder mystery / suspense with some great characters who grow and learn from their past mistakes. Also, the romance is tender and well developed. There is one sex scene, but it's not graphic, which I appreciate. I also appreciated how the characters were honest and open with each other.
I also took note of the many references the author used toward cold, ice, freezing, etc. It helped tie the various elements of the story together.
Finally, I liked the ending. It was a good wrap up of the mystery as well as a lead in for the next book that will feature one of the secondary characters.
Romance - PG13 - Kissing and one brief, open door, non-graphic romance scene.
Language - PG / Clean
My rating - 5 stars.