Four years ago, Mitch Lawson moved across
the breezeway from Mara Hanover and she fell in love with the tall, good-looking
police detective who had an uncanny ability to dress well even though he’s
single. It was not a stalker kind of love; she knows she has no hope since Mitch
is way out of her league. That doesn’t change the fact that he’s her dream man.
Then one day Mara’s faucet won’t turn off and she knows nothing about
plumbing. Being a good guy, Mitch offers to help then he invites himself over
for pizza. Mara gives it a go but finds herself running away from him
(literally) on their first date, standing him up their second and then she runs
into him (again literally) on her way to save her ne’er do well, criminal
cousin’s kids who’d just run away from their ne’er do well, criminal Dad.
Suddenly, Mara finds she has on her hands the guardianship of two kids
and a gorgeous police detective who’s willing to do anything to help out…
including giving fabulous foot rubs.
But Mara knows who she is and where
she came from and she knows Detective Mitch Lawson is better than her. Hot law
man Mitch disagrees and his challenge is to convince Mara to let go of her past
and he sets about building a family at the same time he finds he also needs to
protect them all against known and unknown adversaries that would tear them
Not so much suspense in this one until the end. I found myself skimming some of Mara's inner dialogue, and honestly was bored a few times. What bored me was Mara's never ending quest to push Mitch away. A Hot Alpha is chasing you? You stop and listen. But she kept up her self deprecating banter too long. I thought we would never get to the good stuff. If it was any other author, with any other series, I would have put it down and walked away. But i couldn't, and didn't put it away. I knew Kristen Ashley would have a surprise waiting just around the next page. We met Mitch in the first book (Hawk and Gwen), and he is not quite as Alpha male as Hawk or Slim, but still stubborn and Alpha HOT. And how does Elvira seem to know everyone? She does get around. Not my favorite couple, even though the ending almost had me crying it was so sweet. But I liked them. Can't wait to get to Tack's story, bet there will be a lot of action in that one. So while I am waiting on Tack's book, I'm going to start the Rock Chic series.....heard good things about it.