I was very interested in reading Heath’s story after the encounters in Mystery and Axel’s book. He had that brooding aura and I was convinced tragedy put it there. I hate being right.
Heath is a man who had it all and then lost it in a senseless act of violence. He’s been on auto-pilot ever since and sees no end in sight. When he encounters Jolie though, he senses she’s dangerous to his state of inertia when it comes to living. Fortunately, he doesn’t fight the attraction.
Jolie is a leader by choice and a parent to her younger siblings by necessity. Raised by a woman who went through men like tissue, believing her current man was “the one” soured Jolie’s whole perspective of love, romance and commitment. Determined to be completely the opposite of her mother she’s basically disconnected herself emotionally. Until she meets Heath, she’s never understood her mother’s actions, or her sister’s instant love with every attractive male. Now she finds herself being dragged under by the same current that seems to affect all women at one time or another. And she’s not too interested in getting loose.
This was a fast paced read with lots of action and a very determined man. Heath wanted Jolie, and vice versa, but both had issues and insecurities to work through. Heath’s reputation for loving and leaving was an asset at first, making Jolie feel safe. But with chemistry like theirs neither could stop the momentum once it got going.
Well written and with tons of cameos of characters from the series, I thoroughly enjoyed the whirlwind romance and steamy encounters with some sinister mystery driving everything forward.
In this seductive new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Falling in Deeper, mixing business with pleasure can be a dangerous proposition...
Jolie Quinn is a woman in charge. Her no-nonsense attitude has made her a rising star in the fashion world and her brand a household name among the Dallas elite. Nothing will stop her from achieving her goals—not even the gorgeous British security contractor who seems just as interested in seeing her personal assets as he is in protecting her professional ones.
After a tragedy left him broken, Heath Powell made a rule of staying unattached. But Jolie challenges him in a way he can’t ignore, and he isn’t used to backing down from a confrontation—especially when the reward for winning could feel so good. As passion blazes between them, the stubborn, confident beauty arouses more than his desire. She touches his heart.
When a mysterious enemy threatens Jolie and her company, Heath is the only person Jolie can trust to help. But working with him to save her business might put her dangerously at risk of falling in love...