(Mann Family #2)
by Kate Brady
Published: February 25, 2014, Forever
My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️
It has been a year since ADA Kara Chandler's husband was killed in a hit and run and since then evidence has been growing that someone is after her and those she cares about. Her attempt to go to the police with her findings met with a devastating outcome and she fears there is only one avnue left open to her to save herself and her son.
In a last ditch effort to find help, she approaches the man she prosecuted a year ago on murder charges. Luke Varon, hit man for a dangerous drug and weapons smuggling cartel, but also a man with far reaching resources that could help her and her son 'disappear'.
Appearances deceive and Luke knows everything about that, in fact, he counts on it. He has lived a lie for years looking for justice. When he is approached by Kara he struggles to stay in character, but given her desparation, he can't turn her away.
Trust doesn't come easy between the ADA and the hit man, but when danger closes in and they are forced to disclose more of their secrets, an unlikely bond is formed.
A great read!!
I have to admit, the first few pages I was a little rattled. The information seemed to be a bit disjointed and came fast and furious with little context to place it against. HOWEVER!!! Before long the framework of the story became clearer and the book fell into a steady flow.
The book is a good one, a solid suspense novel with ample action and a secondary romance story that produces a touch of heat. The characters have an interesting chemistry that starts off as an involuntary antagonistic attraction.
Kara is portrayed as quite the strong woman, stronger yet in the determination to keep her child safe. She is not helpless, but intelligent enough to know when she is out of her depth. In the turmoil and chaos of a life ripped apart, she re-discovers a side of herself that had long gone dormant.
Luke has been a chameleon for so long, adapting to what his surroundings required, he has not had much reason or opportunity to consider his future. In a very short time, his focus shifted from what his objective had been over the last years, to Kara and her well-being. And with that the possibility of a future suddenly opened up.
A very creepy psycho rounds out the main characters you will encounter in the book and I am not going into detail about him, except to say he is one sick puppy!!!
For lovers of the the romantic suspense genre....a little heavier on the suspense, this is for you!
✨An intense, graphic and chilling tale of truth.✨