One attack in her home is enough to make Lacie Hill freak out, but a second is enough to make her check out. Lacie was happy with her solitary life—kindergarten teacher, weekly girls’ nights out, and a father she’s close to. When she’s targeted for sick games with unknown players, she forces herself to act normally and hope everything will go away. You know, ostrich impersonation. The police are doing everything they can to help. Nothing left for her to do, right?
When Lacie’s father hires Pierce Securities to help her, the only person not working a job would be the boss man, Simon— a control freak who loves his rules. He’s trying to find his sister’s stalker while keeping his micromanaging eyes on all the guys in the office. He has policies in place for reasons. For safety. For professionalism.
For his heart.
But will Lacie’s case be an echo of his past? Or will he be able to protect her and love her at the same time, breaking all his hard and fast rules?
About the Author
Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it.
She's been writing for public consumption for the last five years. Currently, Anne has two completed series out—the Four Winds, and Stories of Serendipity—and two in progress—Pierce Securities,and Book B!tches.
She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own privateoasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Character Development: Brilliant! I love Lacie - she’s selfless, infuriatingly so at times, dedicated to her job and those around her without regard for her own well being. Simon - the man has been somewhat of a mystery up til now, so I’m stoked to get his book! Who isn’t? It’s what we’ve been waiting for, right? What we have seen of him though, has paved the way for the man he is, as we come to learn, so the continuity is brilliant and the character development level is advanced for sure. I find myself relating to them both for different reasons, and know early in that this’ll be my favorite in this series. Fans of this series will be pleased to know we get a taste of all the other men and Deena Rae in this one - I enjoyed every second. Overall: Off the bat, we’ve got drama, and we can tell it’ll lead to action, with more drama mixed in, so I’m hooked! A fast-paced read, and it’s mildly tainted by the nagging knowledge that this is the last in this glorious series. This one has some darkness that makes it all more real, that I’m in love with. And at times, we get the POV of the antagonist, which is incredibly fun and somewhat enlightening if you’ve followed this series since Craze. I’ve looked forward to this book - Simon’s since Book 1 in this series and it did not disappoint, somehow. Overall, 4 stars. Kept me hooked right until the end. Wishing for more of this series. Cover: Gorgeous. Fitting. Formatting: Beautiful as always. These are really pretty books, both in print and ebooks. *I won’t comment on the editing/proofing since I primarily read ARCs.
Echo by Anne Conley is an action-packed romantic suspense. Ms. Conley has delivered a well-written book loaded with phenomenal, lovable characters. Lacie is a kindergarten teacher being stalked and has been attacked twice. Simon is the owner of Pierce Securities and is hired to keep Lacie safe. Their story is packed with drama, action, humor, sizzle and suspense. Warning, once you start this book, it's hard to put down. I totally enjoyed reading Echo and look forward to reading more from Anne Conley in the future. Echo is part of the Pierce Securities Series but can easily be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The series finale of the pierce securities series was the best of all! Anne once again has nailed the emotions of one of the men in the firm! The one who thought there was no love imaginable for himself. It was a heart wrenching but amazing ride to take! Thank you, thank you! This will be a forever series I keep and run too when I need a pick me up!
Simon Pierce has always had a “no sex with the client” rule. He is the last guy to meet that certain someone. Laci is being stalked by...a few men. Right?? How does someone get stalked by more than 1 guy?? I am a sucker for a good stalker book, and this story has ALOT of twists and turns. I was gripped all the way to the end!! Whew!! I LOVE this book and hope it’s not the end of the series.