By Kacey Hammell
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Detective Alicia Knowles once believed good existed in everyone. But a traumatic experience changed her entire world. Now dangerous and cynical, she moves through the darkness of her once sunny world, unsure how to handle her pent up feelings of fear and anger.
Even her new boss, Cole Douglass, spins her out of control. One night, years ago, he made her feel things she’d never felt with any other man. Business comes first, however, a child is missing and a murderer is on the run.
But old flames never die out as Alicia quickly discovers when temperatures and passion flare. On the trail of a killer, she is forced to deal with her past as she tries to make decisions about her future.
I just wish I could warm up to Alicia. Understandably she has reasons for acting – and reacting – the way she does to things, but when you have a guy like Cole? Who loves you? Even though you’re acting like an idiot? The primary and secondary story lines weave together well, and the back story skillfully lends logic to how things ultimately round out full circle – and the ending satisfies the reader. The sex scenes sizzle.
Favorite part: Cole. Yep, I’d take him – don’t need to ask me twice. The scenes with the child in the closet are well done.
The “huh?” part: Alicia needs to be slapped. Her reasons for walking away from Cole were asinine. That said, when she does wise up, those scenes were endearing and rewarding for the reader.
Recommend: Yes – it’s a good storyline, a great hero that you can’t help but like (or lust after), and the writing is good.
Original review posted on Amazon and Goodreads on March 16, 2016.