This is a very enjoyable romance, solidly written and very sexy with characters that were believable and whom the reader can thoroughly empathize with. I do love the friends to lovers trope. The two main characters have been checking each other out while refusing to do anything about their attraction for fear of jeopardizing their working relationship or their friendship. Then comes a drunken evening in a romantic setting and both Eva and Cam get to grips literally with each other. While Eva is on the surface, happy to forget about that night, Cam refuses to. He knows that what he feels is more than just the urge to strip Eva out of her clothes and give into lust but something lasting and precious.
This is one in a series of books featuring the Wilde brothers and I really liked the familial camaraderie as well as the characters.
Former homicide detective Camden Wilde has been in love with his ex-partner, Eva Cardoso, for longer than he cares to admit. Not that it matters. She’s shoved him into the friend zone, and after living through the hell of his parents’ violent deaths, Cam’s unable to give her the idyllic life she secretly desires.
Eva’s never met a person who hasn’t let her down. Cam may be sex personified, but he’s the only man she can trust, and there’s no way she’ll risk their friendship on the off-chance they could be more. Especially not after the one scintillating night she’s trying—and failing—to forget.
When a murder-for-hire contract on his head lands Eva on his doorstep, Cam knows it’s time to put up or shut up. He’s done biding his time, and he’ll be damned if he lets the delectable detective ignore what’s between them, no matter the cost.