Clarice Sutton, daughter of privilege, was raised to lead society, but that life feels empty, and she's taken a job her parents abhor: police department psychologist. Santino "Saint" Valdez—hardnosed detective who is anything but saintly—is under investigation by Internal Affairs for killing a predator who richly deserved it. Now he's supposed to spill his guts to Miss Prim and Prissy? No way—not ever.
Yet the powerful attraction both feel from their first meeting complicates both their lives, and time spent together only makes their improbable bond grow. Saint's future depends on Clarice's professional opinion, and her feelings toward him are anything but professional. When Clarice learns that her whole life is a lie, the only person she trusts to understand how lost she feels is the very man she must avoid in order to save him.
About the Author
Jean's stories are hailed as "feel-good romance at its finest" and her quirky small towns are called "a special place for hearts that need healing." All are evidence of Jean's heartfelt belief that love is the most powerful force in the universe, and her stories reflect that bone-deep commitment to spreading her faith in the goodness that exists inside us all.
I love books that relate to each other and this 5th book of the series is a good tie in to the overall story. Of course, it can be read without reading the others, but I like how the author makes several references to characters from the other books so we feel like we're part of the story, too. The story is good - a bit of a page-turner at times. There were a few times when I thought I knew which way it was going only to have a bit of a twist or turn to keep it interesting. The only negative comment I would make is that the author can get a bit wordy sometimes. A few grammatical errors or confusing wording every now and then is okay, however, when the overall story is good. I recommend it. And will continue to read these books.