This was not the story I was expecting to be next but it’s the perfect next book. This story is about relationships----within families, between friends, amongst co-workers and so much more. The entire McKay-Taggart family is actively involved in this story and really makes it feel real. The interactions between the characters develops the story. The past definitely influences the present and only learning to deal with the past will the future work out. It didn’t take me long to be totally wrapped up in everything going on and wondering how this story was going to end. Okay, I was pretty sure who the killer was but not how they were going to be caught. An entire new family is introduced and it looks like they may soon have ties with the Taggart family. I loved this story. The depth and complexity were awesome. The men were sexy as well as deadly. The women were strong and opinionated. I just couldn’t wait to start this book and hated it when it ended. And, while this is part of a series and it would be best to read the books in order, this book could be read without having read the other books and enjoyed. However, it won’t take you long to become addicted to them!
Kai is a psychologist and works with the McKay-Taggart group, vetting the people wanting to join the Sanctum and has a private practice working especially with former military. While Kori is everything he’s ever wanted in a partner, at work and at the Sanctum, he will not play with anyone he works with. However, when their pasts come together in a very strange way, they learn that playing together may be the best thing for both of them. Can they figure out how to make their relationship work?
Psychologist Kai Ferguson has had his eye on Kori Williamson for a long time. His assistant is everything he’s ever wanted in a partner—smart, caring, witty, and a bit of a masochist. More than a little, actually, but that’s the problem. Kori won’t admit her own desires. She’s afraid of him and what he has to offer. Luckily for her, helping patients face their fears is one of his specialties.
Kori knows she wants Kai. Her boss is the most amazing man she’s ever met. She’s also smart enough to stay away from him. Having been down this road before, she knows it only leads to heartache. She’s just found a place where she can belong. Another failed relationship is the last thing she needs. It’s better to guard her heart and let Kai think she’s frightened of his dark, dominant nature.
When Kai is recruited for an operation with McKay-Taggart, everything is turned upside down. Kai’s brother, international superstar Jared Johns, is in town and Kai must juggle his family issues along with a desperate hunt for a serial killer. The investigation throws Kori and Kai together, and they quickly discover the chemistry between them is undeniable. But even if their newfound love can survive his secrets and her lies, it may not be enough to save them both from a killer’s twisted obsession.