While filling her display case in her bakery, the bell over the door sounds and Tessa O’Hara looks up and sees the man of her dreams. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. Thirty seconds later, she says yes. But after four months of falling in love, she discovers he’s an undercover DEA Agent investigating the possibility she’s involved in her ex-husband’s drug business
Obviously Tess decides this means it’s over.
But DEA Agent Brock Lucas disagrees. A man on a mission who’s really committed to his job, he’s spent years in the underbelly of Denver with the dregs of society. And spending four months with Tess who’s as sweet as her cupcakes, he seriously enjoyed his job. But during Tess’s interrogation, Brock learns the devastating secret Tess is carrying and he’s determined to be the man who helps her heal as well as take her back as she walks on the wild side.
As wild and sweet mix, they face challenge after challenge of family struggling with history and terminal illness. Not to mention, Tess’s ex-husband, the drug lord and Brock’s ex-wife, who has a very big playbook are scheming to tear them apart.
But Brock Lucas has wild in him and once in his past on the trail of vengeance he let that wild loose, making a mistake that he would have no idea years later will put his sweet Tess in the position to pay his penance.
Ok, I had to drop half a star, because this one was not as life or death action packed as the first. But, that being said, I still loved it. Kristen Ashley's writing style is incredible. It's imagery is in its details without overkill. And I find myself anticipating the next page like the way you anticipate the drop of the rollercoaster after the climb. Thrilling! Brock is a great Alpha Male, true to that description, he is stubborn, bossy, and totally frickin HOT. Tess is sweet, and vulnerable, but not in an annoying wimpy girlie way. She has had a rough decade. There journey to happiness isn't a harlequin novel. It's drama, exes of the psychotic variety, and overcoming ugly events from their pasts, but also lots of HOT passion