When single mother Gabriella Stefano arrives home from work, she's shocked to find her ex-husband waiting for her in her kitchen. He's supposed to be in prison.
Gaby manages to call 911 and escape, but she's afraid her ex-husband's next stop will be her daughters' school. Calling Alex Jennings is the logical thing to do – the Chicago homicide detective is a family friend. But no matter how hard she tries to hide it, Gaby's feelings for Alex are far more than friendly. And when Alex camps out at her house to make sure the Stefano family is safe, it becomes nearly impossible to hide her attraction from Alex.
Alex wants far more from Gaby than friendship. He's been giving her space to recover from her tumultuous marriage, but being forced to spend nearly all their time together is chipping away at the wall he's built around his heart. Alex wants Gaby and her girls in his life – permanently.
With Gaby's abusive ex still on the loose, and the danger escalating, Alex and Gaby have to concentrate on the immediate threat. But when Gaby discovers Alex's secrets, will they prove to be more dangerous than her ex-husband?
About the Author
When not writing, Margaret practices veterinary medicine in the Chicago area.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Detective Alex Jennings and single mom Gaby Stefano face off against her abusive and dangerous ex in this excellent eighth book of the Donovan Family series. I've been waiting for Alex and Gaby's story since book four, Trust Me. Even though they were supporting characters in that book, I knew someday we would get their story, and I was not disappointed. As always, Margaret Watson has given us a first rate romantic suspense story and I loved it. I was provide with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
What a wonderful story! This novel is filled with the warmth of friendship, romance that is patient and true, and family love that is deep and abiding. A criminal released accidentally from prison has his sights set on Gabriella Stefano and her daughters Bella and Cece. Julio Abrietto wants money from his ex-wife Gabby and is willing to do anything to get it. Alex Jennings has an interest in being more than friends with Gabby and has been there for her and her daughters over the past year. He is more than willing to step in to provide protection and security till Abrietto is back in jail again. Their close contact and time spent together allows Alex, Gabby and her daughters to get to know one another better and increases the emotional attachments they feel for one another. I loved the fact that the females in this story were smart and strong but also warm and caring. I loved Alex’s interaction with Gabby and her daughters. The daughters were a delightful addition that I enjoyed immensely. Some of the Donovan family showed up as supporting characters and catching up with others took place during the epilogue. I would like to thank the author for the copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.