One night in her upscale restaurant in California, Naomi Kendrick overhears a conversation her boyfriend is having during one of his many “meetings” that he conducts while her restaurant is closed. Surely she hopes that what she heard isn’t really going to happen, but when her life is at stake, she knows well enough that her boyfriend is planning a hit on someone’s life and she heard the details. She eventually decides to head to the tiny Oregon coast town of Cape Trouble, but although she hopes to lay low there to protect herself, people are still able to track her down. Is Naomi safe in Cape Trouble? Who does she meet there?
This is the second book in the Cape Trouble Series and Ms. Johnson has written another exciting romantic suspense novel that keeps you frantically turning the pages for more. My heart was pounding in my chest numerous times throughout the book and I found myself gripping my e-reader a bit tighter than I should have been. This was one of those stories that you not only feel as if you’re another character in it, but you also feel as if your life is at stake as you follow along with Naomi. I liked Detective Adam Rostov and I wanted him to protect Naomi however he needed to in order for her not to be killed. If you love romantic suspense novels that have you sitting on the edge of your seat the entire time you’re reading it, than you shouldn’t pass this one up.
When it’s never safe to stop running…
Cape Trouble, a tiny Oregon Coast town, was named for the dangerous off-shore reefs. But some of its citizens seek refuge from their own troubles…which have a way of following them.
One night, in her upscale California restaurant, Naomi Kendrick overheard powerful men plotting a political assassination. To save her life, she made a bargain with the devil…and then ran.
Inevitably, she is found. More than one enemy descends on Cape Trouble to learn her secrets…and silence Naomi once and for all.
Detective Adam Rostov suspects she stabbed his partner to death in her restaurant kitchen. Pursuing her to Cape Trouble, he arrives just in time to rescue her from an assault. He conceals his real purpose in Cape Trouble to stay close to her. Because if he can’t keep her alive, he’ll never find out if she’s innocent or guilty.
Naomi’s instincts scream, Run, but too late, because Adam isn’t about to let her go. Not when he has begun to believe she is a victim and not a killer. Not when she is irresistible bait to draw a contract killer, a corrupt U.S. Congressman, and a crooked federal agent. And not when, despite all common sense, he’s falling in love with the mysterious chef.
Once Naomi discovers Adam too has been hunting her, she must decide. Run and keep running, or trust him to keep her safe? Of course, once he knows her darkest secret, he may no longer want to protect her…