Romantic suspense is not usually a genre I choose but the blurb had me hooked. I liked the characters, the tension and the way the story played out. It wasn't much of a surprise to find out who the villain was, however, it didn't diminish my enjoyment of the story. The author still penned a taut and edgy thriller. There was enough of an unknown factor to keep things very interesting. In particular, I liked the flashbacks that helped Shaw remember her past. Cole treads a very fine line in his dealings with Shaw and there are some very steamy moments. I did read this book in one sitting. I kept expecting to encounter a lull in the action so I could put the book down for the night, but one never came. I highly recommend this captivating read and I'll certainly be reading more from Ms. DeStefano.
Shaw had no memory of her life before she shot. The authorities told her not for force it. Alone on family land, Shaw believes she's being stalked, only no one will believe her. Unbeknownst to her, she is considered a suspect in acts of treason. When Cole Marino shows up at her door and claims to be an old friend, Shaw is relieved to not be alone. However, although Cole is telling the truth about knowing Shaw, their relationship is much more complicated and he has a job to do. His presence stirs Shaw's memory and emotions but neither can forget the ever increasing threat that's hunting Shaw. The past and present hide many dangerous secrets
Shaw Cassidy’s nightmares are shredding her sanity. Her global empire, her freedom from federal prosecution for espionage, and her life are all on the line. Long-ago secrets of love and betrayal swirl like living fire through her dreams until she doesn't know whom she can trust, or who is out to hurt her.
Federal Marshal Cole Marino has one mission: infiltrate his former lover's mountain retreat and force her to remember the shooting that triggered her amnesia. But when Shaw questions Cole's motives, and his lies are revealed, will the connection they've begun to forge be torn apart, or will the soul-deep bond they once had save them both and crash through Shaw's amnesia, once and for all?
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