Expected publication: August 19th 2014 by Karin Tabke LLC
edition language English
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Detective Stevie Cavanaugh is one tough cookie…with a sexy but vulnerable secret…
Law enforcement royalty, Stevie Cavanaugh’s fate was determined before she was born: follow her father’s lead, retiring only after becoming Sheriff. But as capable and strong as she is, one man dared to awaken her dark sensuality, only to leave her aching for more. Now he’s back, the baddest cop in the whole damn town, distracting her from the most important case of her career—capturing the Cain killer.
For Special Agent Jack Thornton, like Stevie, police work is in his blood. So is Stevie, the woman he left behind after just one perfect night. Now he’s forced to work with her to catch a killer. Only he wants more of Stevie, too.
According to Stevie, she’s not interested. But Jack knows her deepest darkest sexual secret—that while she’s a woman used to giving command, she also takes great pleasure in submitting—to him. Despite how things ended seven years prior, Jack is determined to take Stevie to the next level.
When the fire between them becomes an inferno, they’ll both savor the burn..
To say that Jack and Stevie are both over achievers, career oriented and total workaholics would be an understatement. The fact that 7 years ago they had an unforgettable one night stand is something neither one ever thought would become an all out scorching love affair that brings them ultimate pleasure while leaving Jack and Stevie on shaky ground as it is unfamiliar territory for them both.
The start to Chapter One in the review copy sums Stevie’s life up fairly quickly “Steven James Cavanaugh the Third had been born with ovaries, but her father refused to see her as anything but the son he would never have.”
Following that is the mantra by which she had lived her life according to her father’s wishes “It had been drilled into her that as a woman she would have to work twice as hard for half the respect a man earned just by having a dick.”
Having made Detective and being in charge of an ongoing investigation of a suspected murderer Stevie is under pressure to make an arrest to prevent the body count from growing, to her chagrin she is forced into working with Jack Thornton who is now the Special Agent in charge of the FBI task force assigned to work on the same investigation.
To be quite honest it was no surprise how the combustible chemistry between Jack and Stevie took center stage for this romantic suspense. From the beginning scene where the couple are treated to an explicit show through the lens of the camera used to observe their mutual suspect to the ongoing days in which they spend more time together ratcheting up the sexual tension with every encounter it is very apparent it is only a matter of time before they act upon their attraction.
This story combines personal triumphs for both Jack and Stevie, the explosive heat the pair generate together as a couple, tension when the murderer evades capture and becomes a personal threat to Stevie and a very satisfactory conclusion that will leave the reader content with the stories resolution but wanting more at the same time!
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]