Uncovering secrets and exposing truth are all in a day’s work for private investigator Sterling Aegar. But when her latest case threatens to reveal her own buried feelings for an old love, Sterling runs for cover.
A body in the bathtub and pleas from a jilted wife to find her wayward husband mean a welcome break from the usual humdrum cases Sterling and her sister, Lacey, are called to investigate. But when Sterling’s old flame, Detective Ben Kirby, walks into the murder scene, she feels her world spin out of control. Danger from thugs and murderers poses no greater threat than the peril she’d suffer if she lets daredevil Ben get too close.
Seeing Sterling for the first time in two years is for Ben like drinking in a healing tonic. He could never forget the way it felt to run his hands over her delicious curves or the way she touched his soul. She remains the one person who can make the emptiness in his gut go away. Finding the murderer is his job, but protecting Sterling from seriously dangerous people is his mission.
As the case unfolds, Sterling and Ben not only solve the murder and locate the missing husband, they confront secrets that set them each free from a painful past.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lynn Crandall held my interest from start to finish with unexpected surprises and a satisfying story. Her characters are alive and easy to relate to as they struggle with inner stories--the kind people live with daily--effectively illustrating the issue of being walled off to feel safe from the danger of being open and vulnerable. They live with the familiar human experience of finding balance in the battle between self-protection and reaching for help while fearing to need it. I like the broadness of their world where emotions and awareness of life beyond the physical are acknowledged. An engaging plot made it hard to put the book down. I would like to follow this cast of characters in more adventures. Lynne McLewin, Counselor and Healer I received a free Advance Reading Copy and I was not compensated in any way for this review.