When her mother disappears, Jessica Hargrove's life begins to unravel. And her problems are only just beginning. A horrible secret has been revealed, threatening to destroy three generations of her family, and the one person who may be able to help her is the man she's never stopped loving, the man who once broke her heart....
LAPD Detective Sean Burke is back in his small hometown, pondering if his career in the big city is what he really wants anymore. As painful as it is to see Jess again, she needs him. He can't walk away when she's about to lose everything she holds dear. But will what he discovers ruin their second chance at love?
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Second chance romantic suspense with (trigger warning) child pornography. Jessica mother is missing. Her ex-husband is demanding custody of their daughter. Into this chaos walks the high school boyfriend who broke her heart. Sean is an LAPD cop who is reevaluating his career choices. Into his life walks the high school girlfriend who broke his heart. Sean is back in his hometown and decides to help Jessica. They begin to unravel her twisted family history and rebuild their relationship. They solve the mysteries with help from Jack Stone’s Rogue Security firm, bury the past in concrete and begin their HEA. This is the second book in the Rogue Security series (Risky Redemption is Book 1), but it can be read as a standalone.
I have mixed emotions about this one. This book had a LOT going on. Maybe a little too much at times. It did however keep my interest all the way through. Some of the twists the story took I could see coming, some where real surprises. There isn't a ton of action in this one. It's more mystery than suspense, not that there's anything wrong with that I just expected more action and adventure. Sean and Jessica have a past. One that has left Jessica bitter but she knows that Sean is her best bet in getting to the bottom of the current events. Working together forces them to face the past and deal with it. When they do secrets are revealed that will rock both of them. Overall it was a good story and as I said it kept me interested so I would recommend it.
This is not an easy book to review. In trying to make the plot interesting, the author ended up with not one but multiple plots moving at the same time. She tried to make the story a suspenseful romance, but it had plots upon plots. E.I. A murder, suspense, maybe a second chance at love, deceit, child pornography, domestic abuse, an evil ex, dysfunctional family etc, I felt as if I was on a merry go round that never stopped. One I truly wanted to depart promptly. The one positive note was the male protagonist.,Sean. Sadly, I don’t think I will read more stories in this series. I would give it a 2 star, but knowing that writing is a difficult craft, I will give it a 3 star. I was gifted this copy by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.