Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
In a twenty-four-hour period, FBI negotiator Chelsie Russell's life changed. She was a promising negotiator for the Bureau, but then she failed to talk down a crazed gunman. A year later the killer has escaped, and sniper Scott Delacorte has stepped up to protect Chelsie. Scott is the FBI's most infamous playboy—and the guy Chelsie had a one-night fling with just before the shooting. She'd dismissed him as the love 'em and leave 'em type, but now he stands between her and a killer. When the investigation takes an unexpected turn, powerful people become desperate to keep Scott and Chelsie silent—dead silent. Chelsie knows it's time to put aside their past and trust this man who has the power to break her heart.
This is the second book in The Lawmen series. The series centers around three friends who grew up in a small, farming town in Indiana. Maggie and Ella were roommates in college and Scott was the protective big brother. All three lives were changed forever the night Maggie was abducted and raped. They made a pact to find the man who committed the attack on Maggie and therefore went into law enforcement.
The author brings us two characters that show both strengths and weaknesses which endeared them to me. The fast paced storyline is full of intrigue and suspense that kept me reading until the end. I love how protective Scott is towards his friends, but I must say it did bother me when he was always putting everyone else first in his life. Chelsie is always judging herself harshly, just like in life, we are usually judge ourselves harder than others do. I am looking forward to reading the 3rd installment, Swat Secret Admirer, in this series which is set to be released in April.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a romance or a good suspense. I was given this book by the author for a honest and unbiased review as stated above.
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature. She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. You can also find Elizabeth on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elizabeth.heiter.author