A woman who's sworn off bad boys...
Maddie Palmer lost everything when her ex-husband betrayed her. She was strong enough to rebuild her life from scratch, but she learned the hard way that some men cannot be trusted. Her life is safe and stable, just what she wanted-until she lays eyes on a dangerously sexy ex-con.
An ex-con out for revenge...
Gabriel Reyes lost six years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. He's out of prison, but he won't be free until he ruins the man who set him up. To clear his name, he'll seduce the straight-laced woman who works for the enemy. The plan will work...unless he falls for the woman whose icy shell conceals hidden fires.
While they fight their growing passion, Gabe and Maddie discover that Lost Coast Harbor is a town full of secrets and lies...but none are more dangerous than the lies they've told themselves. Can they overcome their pasts and risks their hearts one more time?
The Lost Coast Harbor series
Kiss of a Stranger (Book No. 1)
A Kiss in the Shadows (Book No. 2)
Kissed by a Devil (Book No. 3)
The Devil's Gamble (Book No. 4)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved this Contemporary Romance! Wow…what a WONDERFUL story! I loved the location, characters, dialogue, and story – I can think of nothing negatives to comment on at all! What a seamless story that builds in intensity and strength – I could not stop once I began reading! Gabe is an ex-con with revenge and clearing his name on his mind when he enters Lost Coast Harbor. One of the first people he meets is Maddie and there is chemistry between them from the very beginning. Maddie has a past that has led her to err on the side of caution rather than take risks and Gabe seems like a big risk to her in so very many ways. Their relationship grows steadily and strengthens as situations appear and then are dealt with. Maddie’s friends are interesting and will no doubt be in future books of the series – I certainly hope so anyway. Gabe…what a hunk and sweetie and sort of damaged and a skilled lover and expecting so little from others and yet he has so much to give. Maddie…what a strong woman willing to be there for her friends and ultimately do what is right…and hot for Gabe although he goes completely against her five year plan for the future. Again…WOW…I loved this book and would give it more than five stars if I could! Thank you to the authors for the copy of this book to read and review. I have never read them before but definitely will look for their books in the future!
3.5 stars Things started out slow, but once stuff started happening, the story flew by pretty fast! Maddie and Gabe were likable, although ridiculous judgements happened that pulled me out of the story from time to time, just not enough to ruin the momentum. Their romance was good. The physical attraction was obvious from the start, however, the emotional connection didn’t click for me until the latter part of the plot. Then again near death accidents can make a person reevaluate life’s priorities fairly quick! Erin and Bree were great besties for Maddie. Their hilarious but determined interventions, and willingness to help when needed, showed a deep loyalty to one another. The mystery was well done and had me guessing the culprits until the very end. Overall, this was a solid start to the series.
This book is a roller coaster ride of mystery, suspense and deadly consequences that surround an ex-con and a woman who takes him in when he's released from prison and has nothing but the clothes on his back and no cash for a roof over his head. Gabe is back in Lost Coast Harbor for revenge after a six year prison sentence for a crime he didn't commit and nothing is going to stand in his way until a beautiful stranger takes him in. Maggie conveniently works for the very people who set him up so his plan is to use her for information. but the sexual chemistry between them just might make him change his plans...if he lives that long. Wonderfully complex characters, steamy sex, and a smart and explosive storyline will have you on the edge of your seat.