When prosecuting attorney Cade Kelly becomes the target of a hit man her old life is ripped away by the need for witness protection and severing all ties with the past. Slowly daring to open up the possibility of starting again she meets Emily Sinclair, newly elected DA in the small town Cade now calls home.
While their attraction is instant Cade knows it is all built on a lie and tries to keep her distance. But when the past intrudes her fierce belief in justice overcomes her fear of being found, and drags Emily into the battle for survival.
This is a great read, fast passed, interesting and takes a slightly different tack from the normal crime/courtroom drama having a lawyer in the witness protection system whose case becomes the hidden centre of another crime.
Cade and Emily are likable and you want them to succeed, despite wanting to shake them sometimes to get the truth out. The attraction is instant, the sex is hot and the ‘falling’ rapid, but it exactly suits the fast paced drama. The background characters are somewhat fleeting, and there is definitely room for a sequel fleshing out family and friends as well as pitting the lawyers against each other.
As always you can wish for more, more time to get to know the characters, more time for them to develop, but that is not the nature of the beast and I really enjoyed immersing myself in this rapid fire adventure. Suspend your disbelief, take the plunge, it’s definitely worth the effort.
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