Published by Macmillan on January 29, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Received from Publisher via NetGalley
First in a brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick about one man’s pursuit of justice—and unbridled desire.
LAW AND ORDER.
For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…
PRIDE AND PASSION
And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes, and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?
My first thought when reading this book was ummm it is ok. The first half was slow and I caught myself loosing interest. That was my thought and not everyone will have the same opinion. Then, a little over the halfway point my thought was oh holy crap! I was then so drawn into the book that I wanted to keep reading, to not put it down. To say I was glad I kept on reading is an understatement. WOW! There are things that point to who the bad guys are (I really want to say something worse, but I will be nice) however I did not expect how things went down. There were the usual suspects, the corrupt politician, the bad cops, and so on. One murder leads to two then three and what you know can be deadly. Hunter is the sheriff and has personal reason for finding out what really happened. Samantha is a police officer who has come back to her hometown for her aunt’s funeral and to get answers. Throw these two together and the result is explosive and possibly deadly. There is an HEA though so we know they live, but HOLY SHIT at the journey.
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