Eliza Daly delves into the mysterious life of an art forger and the daughter he raises under Federal Witness Security Program without her knowledge. Olivia Doyle is a strong, successful woman and we are introduced to her in a time of heartache and turmoil yet she does not need our pity. The way she handles her confusion, pain and surprise is highly admirable, and yet she isn’t so stoic that she comes across as callous or uncaring. It’s U.S. Marshal Ethan Ryder’s job to remain stoic and a little hard-hearted towards the people he protects yet he still very supportive and compassionate. Their attraction is palpable and I enjoyed watching them deal with the consequences of the highly intense appeal. All of the characters in this story are so very authentic, so genuine that I felt as if I were surrounded by a whole cast of quirky neighbors. The settings were fantastic and the pace impeccable. The mystery was solid, the romance sweet and the chemistry explosive, this story had a little bit of everything and was picture-perfect read on a bright sunny day or a cold winter night.
After Olivia Doyle’s father dies she discovers her life has been a lie. She and her father were placed in the Witness Security Program when she was five years old after her father testified against the mob. He’d been involved in an art forgery ring and now Olivia is afraid her father might have continued his illegal activities using her gallery to get away with it. She has no choice but to trust U.S. Marshal Ethan Ryder to protect her, and to keep her identity a secret. But when the cold case heats up again can their emerging relationship survive the scrutiny?
When Olivia Doyle’s father dies under suspicious circumstances, rather than inheriting a family fortune, she inherits a new identity. She learns they were placed in the Federal Witness Security Program when she was five years old. Her father was involved in an art forgery ring and testified against the mob. Brought up not to trust anyone, Olivia has a difficult time relying on U.S. Marshal Ethan Ryder to protect her, and to keep her secret. She fears her father may have continued his life of crime through her art gallery. She has little choice but to depend on Ethan when she realizes someone is now after her. Olivia’s search for the truth leads her and Ethan across country to a family and past she doesn’t remember.
At the age of ten, Ethan witnessed a brutal murder. He vowed when he grew up, he’d protect people in danger. Protecting Olivia is difficult when she won’t trust him. He soon realizes his desire to protect her goes beyond doing his job, but if his judgment becomes clouded by emotions, her safety could be jeopardized.
Can Ethan and Olivia learn to trust each other when they uncover secrets that will change their lives forever?
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors