Her life depends on his protection
His heart depends on her survival
Sheriff Egan McCall hasn’t forgiven Jordan Gentry for her role in the death of his fiancée. But when Jordan is attacked, Egan comes to her rescue and discovers a serial killer is targeting recipients of his late fiancée’s organs. Then Egan’s protective instincts—and long-buried feelings—kick in. Wearing a badge means his priority is stopping a murderer and safeguarding a target. If only he could also ignore the sizzling attraction between them…
I love a rough and rugged cowboy, so this one appealed to me. Egan does technically fit that bill, but that's pretty much the best thing I found in this one. The romance is a second chance for Jordan and Egan, so I expected things to move quickly, but given the emotions between them in the beginning, this one moved at warp speed. It just doesn't ring true. Not even a little bit. I mean, the animosity between them is enough that Jordan believes Egan capable of trying to kill her in the beginning, yet they're moving in for a kiss in a matter of hours. Considering the level of Egan's grief and pain, I don't buy it. We also have a mystery to solve - who is actually trying to kill Jordan and why? Sadly, that was just as far-fetched as the romance for me. It's pretty obvious from the beginning even with a handful of red herrings thrown in. It is a quick read, and there are some tense and exciting moments, but for me, the writing is rather simplistic, and the story is rushed and not at all believable.