Advanced Reading Copy
To Be Published: August 19, 2013, Dana Marton
My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐
Kate has spent the last year or so, running and hiding from one of the FBI's most wanted assassins. Just her 'luck' that she happened to be the only person left alive to be able to identify him, but no one was supposed to know that. Even her family thought she was dead, after an attack on her life was almost successful and the FBI took the opportunity to stage her funeral. The only one who didn't buy into her 'death' was the one person they needed to believe it. And so she was on the run, changing her last name over and over, never staying in one place too long, not trusting anyone, not the police, not the FBI. Not giving the killer any chance to catch up with her!
Murphy Dolan couldn't be more surprised then to come home, exhausted from his second tour of duty with the Army Reserves, to find an almost naked beautiful stranger in his bed, looking right at home! Well, except for the less than welcoming gun she is pointing in his direction....... She is obviously scared out of her mind, and it doesn't take long for Murphy's protective instincts to come alive.......along with some other assorted, long neglected, parts of his anatomy! Not fully cleared for return to his duties as a police officer, he focuses instead on the stranger in his house.
After some initial issues of mistrust, both quickly come to the realization that some things are better faced together. Kate explains she is on the run, and Murphy vows to protect her and teach her how to protect herself. What they hadn't counted on, was that protection was needed sooner than they thought! And they were trying so hard not to get distracted with each other......
What a great prequel!! Again, fast-paced, exciting, great character selection and wonderful chemistry!! Dana Marton does it again!
Not quite as compelling as DEATHTRAP was for me, but very well-written with all the right components that one would look for in a quality romantic suspense novella. And despite the fact that it was a novella, Dana Marton still takes great care that both main characters are well fleshed out, with enough history and insight to place them both in the appropriate context. I love that!!!
I admit, I'm a big fan of the genre, and in particular of Dana Marton. This is the third of her books I have reviewed and won't hesitate to recommend!
✨A fast, spine-tingling and dreamy good read!!✨
** ARC courtesy of the author, in return for an honest review.**
BROSLIN CREEK SERIES:
*DEATHWATCH (Broslin Creek Series #1)
*DEATHSCAPE (Broslin Creek Series #2)
*DEATHTRAP (Broslin Creek Series #3)