What it’s about
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction.
A Texas Ranger, relegated to deskwork due to past recklessness, petitions to regain custody of his five-year-old daughter, and his case is assigned to a family court judge who is as attractive as she is ambitious. When a masked gunman barges in during the custody hearing with his sights on the judge, the Ranger reacts instinctually and goes after him. But authorities apprehend the wrong man, and the real gunman remains unknown, at large, and a threat. Will this take-charge lawman jeopardize his chances of custody by going after the would-be assassin? And will this unlikely pair be able to deny the forbidden attraction building between them?
5 Stars!! Another fantastic and riveting Sandra Brown Read!!
Crawford Hunt is Texas Ranger and he’s gone to court to fight his former in-laws for custody of his five year old daughter, Georgia, whom he voluntarily surrendered custody of due to the sudden death of his wife. The guilt he felt, and other events due to his job as a Texas Ranger that at the time had him not fit nor in the right frame of mind to raise Georgia. He made some mistakes following the death of his wife four years earlier, but he is back on track and desperately wants his little girl back. However, his father-in-law hates Crawford and is willing to do whatever necessary to ensure Crawford doesn’t regain custody of his daughter.
Before Judge Holly Spencer can render her decision a masked gunman bursts into the courtroom and starts firing. While Holly is saved by Crawford, she is also dragged into his custody battle and his life. There is a much larger conspiracy at play which is discovered while trying to determine if Crawford or Holly was the intended target of the masked gunman, who escaped and is still at large after the shooting.
Judge Holly Spencer wants to stay on the bench, but she isn’t willing to destroy Crawford’s career to do so. She’s also trying to fight her overwhelming attraction to a man that should be off limits….but Crawford is hard to deny.
“A word of caution, Judge. Don’t show up at my back door looking like you do unless you want to get manhandled”.
Meanwhile Crawford and Holly have to deal with the lead detective who is attempting to tie Crawford into the courtroom shooting, he has a history with Crawford and is not his biggest fan. Because of his animosity towards Crawford he ignores evidence leading in other directions, so it’s up to Crawford to figure out what’s going on.
Sandra Brown writes a fantastic Romantic/Suspense with just enough action that will keep you on the edge of your seat. As usual with Sandra Brown there are unexpected twists and turns. The sexual tension and coupling between Crawford and Holly is smoldering and explosive….not too, too explicit but very sensual and hot as hell all the same!!
This author never fails to deliver!
*A copy of the book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley*