Being in the witness protection program has got to be tough, I can't even imagine being in it without family let alone remembering all the identities and background that goes with it.
In Abigale's case, she's alone and her house has burned down with everything in it. The good thing for her is that she's in a small town, has made some friends, and has the sheriff as a bodyguard. With nowhere to go she crashes at a friends’ and gets the surprise of her life when she learns a man (Max) is staying there as well. Needless to say she is not happy.
Max is secretive, he almost choked her to death, and he’s not a big fan of having her around. She does what she can to make sure the sheriff doesn't know he's there, or all hell will break lose. She knows that she is not supposed to tell her story, her real story, but Max touches things inside her and she fears that she might just be falling for him.
There were points in this book where I rolled my eyes, shook my head, smiled and really just cursed. These two were like boxers in a starting ring when they first met and even though they were still cautious for some reason Abigale trusted him. This book was a little slow when I first read it and I had to put it down, when I came back later and read more I got into it. I don't know if I could ever live in a small town because people are so darn nosy and they use being neighborly as an excuse, but it was a good read.
Keep a low profile. That's what Abigale Peterson was supposed to do, especially when the person she was being protected from was one of the world's worst crime lords. After seven years in the Witness Protection Program, she felt no safer now than she did when she was seventeen. Revenge was rarely forgotten when it came to a professional criminal like Zerilli.
Low profiles meant no social life and definitely no love life.
Paranoia and lies became daily habits, going against everything Abigale believed in, but they kept her safe. They kept everyone safe.
Until a house fire puts her out of that safety and into the arms of a stranger. Max Smith is sexy, smart, and has major attitude. He’s the only one who seems to get her. He calms her fears and comforts her from her nightmares. But he also sees right through her lies.
Before Abigale can stop, she’s in too deep; confiding too much and breaking the one rule she promised herself to uphold: Never fall in love.