From USA Today bestselling author Amanda Siegrist comes an exciting, edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense that has a dose of angst and lots of love.
He lied. He cheated. He lost everything.
One missing boy could be his redemption…
Detective Newman—well, not a detective anymore—wants to be left alone to lick his wounds after his life fell apart. He can’t blame anyone but himself. When a gorgeous woman with vibrant pink hair and a sassy attitude knocks on his door, he doesn’t want anything to do with her. Except Amelia Benedict doesn’t understand the word no. Her brother is missing. The police refuse to help because they believe he ran away. But she knows her brother is in trouble and insists he’s her only hope. He’s definitely not the right guy for the case. He’s nothing but bad news, and if Amelia sticks around, he’ll destroy her as he destroyed himself.
Warning: This novel contains a sexy hero. He’s not a detective anymore, but he didn’t lose his sexiness. You know you don’t wanna miss his story! Happy reading!
The entire One Taste series: (Each book can be read as a standalone.)
One Taste of You (Book 1): Zeke & Zoe
One Taste of Love (Book 2): Ben & Rina
One Taste of Crazy (Book 3): Sauer & Dee
One Taste of Sin (Book 4): Stitch & Susan
One Taste of Redemption (Book 5): Newman & Amelia
Get ready to get so invested in this storyline!
Get ready to get so invested in this storyline! After making self-destructive decisions, Newman has secluded himself from everything in order to recover from what he has done. Amelia’s brother has gone missing, and rumor is that Newman would be the only person who would help in their small town. After approaching him at home and refusing to take no for an answer, Newman decides to help Amelia, with her helping him as well. Throughout the course of the investigation, his old partner and co-workers come to help him, and both Amelia and Newman start to heal from their pasts. The ending is a total twist in my opinion! I didn’t see it coming, but I also didn’t see the resolution of Amelia’s brother’s abduction. I was also really surprised to see who was involved – this story kept me guessing on all fronts throughout the course of the book! While I did get confused at moments (which were probably from not reading the books previous in the series), overall I enjoyed the book!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
“He wanted more of her love, more of her beauty.”
Newman made an unethical mistake for a law enforcement officer and withheld evidence pertaining to a murder investigation. On top of that, he cheated on his girlfriend and lied about it to his friends and his partner. He was on a downward spiral to nowhere without a job, friends or his dignity. So he ran away, seeking solitude in a small cabin that held memories of his grandfather. He was solely responsible for his actions, and had no one else to blame. Loneliness took over his life until Amelia knocked on his door with her cute pink hair and brazen attitude. He could already tell she was going to be a handful and he really wished she would go away and leave him to wallow in his grief and despair. Amelia is at the end of her rope and is desperate to find her brother. Most of the people in town spoke very highly of Newman and she felt that she could trust him and that he was the one for the job. She found him sexy and handsome, as well as sad, troubled and brooding. Amelia sensed that Newman needed to feel wanted and worthy again, and she realized it would be difficult breaking through his gruff exterior. She knew that deep down inside, Newman was a man who deserved someone to listen to him, comfort him and love him, and she wanted to be that woman. Amanda Siegrist’s One Taste Series is one of my favorites and I love all of the books in the series. I had been patiently waiting for Newman’s story and she accurately portrayed him as a troubled but good man, who was searching for redemption and for the right woman, to make his life meaningful once again.