Since moving to beautiful Cedar Tree, Colorado, Emma Young, mother of one adult daughter, has worked from home doing some online bookkeeping and baking for her best friend's diner to supplement her disability pension. Life has been pretty damn good. That is, until she received a strange phone call that started an alarming chain of events.
Investigator Gus Flemming was hot on the trail of a bail skip with organized crime connections, when he ended up in Cedar Tree. Here the focus of his investigation landed squarely on the gently rounded shoulders of the vivacious red-headed Emma, whose physical limitations have done nothing to dampen her zest for life.
When it becomes clear that Emma is at risk, Gus doesn't hesitate to step in and protect her. Call it a job with some very hot benefits.....
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, suspense, kidnapping, murder, and heartbreak. This is Emma and Gus’s story. Emma has some heath issues that leave her thinking she is now going to get a new man. One hot and sexy wrong number phone call changes everything. Gus is investigating a man who leads him to Emma. When she is targeted he will do everything he can to save her. If he can keep her save and also have her to himself he will be happy. Can he convince her to give him a chance? Or is she convinced that no one will want her and all her problems in the future? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book.
Wow - I wasn't expecting that! The hot girl isn't toothpick slim and Baywatch hot, but don't get me wrong...she is hot! The guy isn't right and he doesn't run a business but he is smokin! They don't meet on the street and jump into bondage sex after 2 words....but there is sex lol This story is amazing! Realistic (well kind of hahaha), dramatic and exciting. I can't wait to finish this series! This story plays out really well. It's slow enough that you don't lose your way but it keeps you intrigued. Arlene and Emma met on line and became as close as sisters. Now that they live in the same small town their relationship blossoms and they are closer than ever. They banter and bicker but would do anything for each other. "Ten years I've been a mother, a friend, and most of all, a patient. Not once - not once has anyone made me feel like a woman." The characters are some of the best I have ever met. They are realistic and people you might meet any day of your life. They make you feel like anything is possible and it can happen to you too. Gus is on a mission to find his criminal, he doesn't expect to find Emma. Emma just wants to live her happy little life baking pies and being pain free (as much as possible), she never expected a wild sexual anonymous call to introduce her to the love of her life and almost the end of her life. A sexy, easy, dramatic read that will leave you begging for book 2.