Desiree Holt is a must buy author for me and the start of this new series is the reason why. Kate Griffin is an absolute survivor, she's strong and intelligent and unbelievable resourceful, and I couldn't help but admire the fact she is doing all this while dealing with the grief of loss and the shock of betrayal. I couldn't help but keep reading in order to find out how things would end for this fantastic woman. Quinn is the perfect hero for Kate. While the timing of their meeting could have been more ideal, they do walk into each other's lives when most needed. Quinn's traumatic past is unbelievable and the strength he finds to go on is amazing. I loved how swiftly these two clicked it was almost instantaneous and so natural in such unnatural circumstances. The action and mystery were fabulous in this story, fast paced and yet still not rushed or incomplete. I enjoyed the great detail I observed in not only the two main characters but in all the characters in the story. While I have yet to come across anything Ms. Holt has written that I dislike I admit her suspense stories are my favourite and this one is definitely tops. Do yourself a favour if you love romantic suspense stories full of heat and action, pick this one up!
The Story: Kate Griffin is born the day she hears her fiancé threatening to kill her so she takes off but not before gathering proof of his numerous misdeeds. But now she's made herself a big target and she can't trust anyone. That is until a man rescues her off the side of the highway and her heart believes in him. Can the find justice while staying alive long enough to explore the heat between them?
They're trying to kill her, and she doesn't know why...
Kathryn Burke knows only that she has to get far away as fast as she can. In a frantic, cross-country odyssey, she transforms from pliable Kathryn to feisty, determined Kate Griffin, staying one step ahead of the killers on her trail. Then Fate delivers her into the hands of a dark knight with a tortured past. The safety he offers is as tempting as he is.
After having his perfect life ripped apart, recluse Quinn sees protecting Kate as his chance for redemption. He never plans on wanting the guarded beauty, never mind falling for her. Denying the explosive chemistry between them is useless, and as danger closes in, he must fight to expose the killer or risk history repeating itself.