CRIMES OF PASSION
When she was on the verge of adulthood, Riva Henneman committed a crime and got caught red-handed. Luckily, she was busted by a HOT young cop…who also had a big heart. A one-time SEAL candidate, Officer Ian Hawthorn knew how it felt to have your dreams derailed. So he gave Riva a choice: face prison time or work for him as a confidential informant. But even a get-out-of-jail-free card comes with a cost. . .
Years later, Ian still remembers beautiful, innocent Riva—and the smoldering attraction they shared but both tried to ignore. Will they have a second chance, now that they’re back in each other’s lives? Riva’s work with inner-city children has led to a surprise run-in with Ian, who has his own agenda—one that could put them both in grave danger. Is their desire worth the risk this time?
The high octane suspense and super sizzling romance continues with Turn Me Loose, the third novel in the Alpha Ops series by Anne Calhoun.
Riva a college student at the time, gets arrested for selling drugs. Ian is a twenty five year old cop and if she becomes his confidential informant, he'll drop the charges. There is chemistry between them but neither will cross the line.
Now seven years later, Riva owns her own ground to table restaurant. She helps troubled kids and teaches them farming and cooking. Ian stops by not knowing Riva is the owner. After he eats she asks him to never come back. Ian is in the middle of stopping drug trafficking and corrupt cops in his town. He has one of Riva's kids arrested and she goes to get him. She makes a deal with Ian, drop the charges and she'll help bring down the head drug dealer.
It's been seven years since she went home but her mom needs her and Ian goes along. The fire between still blazes will they let it go out or see how hot it will burn them? Smoking sex scenes, will keep you on the edge of your seat. One thing I liked about Riva, she was strong and didn't blame her mistakes on others. Ian was see sawing between wanting her but not messing up his career. I did read it in one day.
*VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED THIS FOR NETGALLEY*
all around second chances.
TURN ME LOOSE is a read that will certainly get your adrenaline pumping with its fast pace, fiery chemistry and suspense filled plot.
I really enjoyed this novel. Calhoun gives us a great love story all around second chances.
I received this ARC copy of Turn Me Loose from St. Martin's Press. This is my honest and voluntary review.
I really enjoyed this one! These were great characters and the writing was excellent. I liked how the author gave us bits and pieces of the history between Ian and Riva and how it's affecting their relationship present day. There isn't as much suspense and action in this one as there was in some of the prior books but it has enough to keep the story interesting. Definitely a book I'm recommending to everyone.