Kristi Hartinger has come to terms with her life as a single, thirty-something woman. She was in love . . . once. But following her boyfriend’s tragic death, no one else could capture her heart. And nothing else could fill that void, though the serenity of the ocean came close. Two years ago, Kristi left the craziness of her Wall Street career behind and embraced a simpler life on her family’s private island off the coast of Maine. As a resident of the small beach community, she anticipates a quiet future—until she comes face-to-face with her past. Ace Samson is dead, or so the world believes. As a member of a secret organization known as the guardians, he was forced to fake his death years ago, leaving everything behind when he became an agent. So when he is selected to offer a potential new recruit a job with the organization, Ace braces himself: for the first time in more than a decade, he must face the woman he loved—and left. Kristi’s world is rocked by Ace’s sudden reappearance, and she’s soon drawn into his world of danger and cover-up. But when Kristi herself becomes a target, Ace will do whatever it takes to protect the only woman he has ever loved.
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Ace Samson has been dead for twenty years and his former lover, Kristi Hartinger, still visits his grave. Then why does she see him walking towards her at the marina? Ace had to fake his death years ago and is now a member of the guardians. The guardians are a secret organization that operate beyond the realm of the F.B.I. or the CIA and handle protection for those in need. Ace is there to see Kristi and offer her a job with the organization as a trust manager…someone to handle the allocation of funds to the various “ghosts”. Kristi lives on her family’s island off the coast of Maine and someone has decided they are interested in her property, to build a resort, whether she wants to sell or not. When vandalism starts to escalate to attempted murder, Ace knows that he needs to be there to protect her. He has help from Kade and Renee (from the first book) as they investigate who is behind the attacks on Kristi and the island. The attraction between Ace and Kristi is still strong, but what can they do when Ace must remain a ghost? I thoroughly enjoyed this unique story and characters and look forward to reading the first book about Kade and Renee. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)