Chicago homicide detective Camille Martell will stop at nothing to track down “Angel,” a sexual predator who has already butchered two young victims—even after her off-the-books investigation leads to her suspension. But when her relentless attempts to contact Angel online puts her teenage neighbor in mortal danger, Camille’s worst fears are realized. Panicked and overwhelmed with guilt, Camille needs help—even if it comes from the one man she swore she’d do anything to forget.
After serving time for a trumped-up charge, private investigator Drago Nance doesn’t trust cops. Nothing will change that, not even the steamy weekend with Camille that burned itself into his memory. But with an innocent girl’s life at stake, Drago can’t ignore the need in Camille’s eyes, or the heated promise in her touch. He agrees to help—if she’s willing to play by his rules. He just never suspected that seducing his partner could be just as thrilling as chasing a madman.
ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
Expected publication: January 6th 2015 by Loveswept
Detective Camille Martell’s obsession with catching a sexual predator leads to a young girl being taken and her suspended from the police force. With a feeling of guilt so strong it almost suffocates her, she turns to her ex-mentor on the force who runs a private investigation agency and finds herself partnered with Drago Nance, a man she had a steamy weekend with once upon a time and a man she hasn’t seen in four years.
While I enjoyed the overall story arc of this book, I still have a difficult time seeing Camille, the detective who has shut herself off from all relationships and only sees the world in black and white, and Drago, a man who took matters into his own hands to keep himself and others out of the neighborhood gang and then was left to rot in jail, together. They spend so much of the book butting heads and distrusting each other because of one being a cop and the other being a convicted felon that even the flashbacks to their one weekend together and few moments where they take steps to open up to each other, sexually and emotionally, there just isn’t enough there that has me believing that they fit.
While I’m shaky on the romance part, I enjoyed being along for the ride as they worked to rescue Sandy from Angel. It was well thought out and while there were a few things that I could see coming, there were also a few surprises that caught me off guard and had me wanting to see just how it all worked out in the end.