Love is the
last line of defense.
Benate has spent six years keeping a vow to herself to never again be that weak
woman weeping at her young husband's graveside. Now she's a deputy marshal on
the elite warrant squad, as physically and mentally tough as they come. But
moving on isn't as easy as it looks.
when the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappears. And, even in the face
of his betrayal, she still wants him.
Benate's gifted mind was groomed from a young age to serve the military and its
top-secret projects. His one youthful act of rebellion was to marry Jolene,
only to discover a terrorist could use her to force him to give up his classified
secrets. For her own safety, he had to let her go.
safety he thought was assured by his "death" was only an illusion.
Secrets have a way of surfacing, and once again Jolene is the perfect target.
There's only one thing left to do -- reclaim the woman that he has always
she's mad as hell at him.
Author from her Website:
I write to
reassure myself that reality really is survivable. Between traffic jams and
children's sporting schedules, there is romance lurking for anyone with the
imagination to find it.
I spend my
days making corsets and petticoats as a historical costumer. If you send me an
invitation marked "formal dress", you'd better give a date or I just
might show up wearing my bustle.
I love to
read a good romance, and with the completion of my first novel, I've discovered
I am addicted to writing these stories as well. Dream big or you might never
get beyond your front yard.
My View on
has spent six years dreaming about the one woman who held his heart. He gave
her up because he felt he had no choice. It was either that or see her possibly
used as a pawn. Jolene may have once been a woman who couldn't handle a future
life with Paul, but six years later she's a much different woman. As a US Marshall
she shows how tough she can be. She has a gun and she isn't afraid to use it.
When the bad guys come after her, Jolene takes them out without a backwards
glance. Now suddenly Paul realizes she can handle anything, even the position
he finds himself into now.
At first I
must say I didn't like Paul very much. He really didn't handle the situation
well with Jolene and she had every right to be pissed at him. It took a while
for him to redeem himself. This book was different from the other books I'd read
by Mary in the past. I liked her futurist Alcandian series, but the love the
fast action of this contemporary romance. It was well written and interesting.
I like the supporting characters, especially the Major. Since the book leaves
it open for a future story it should be interesting how the author picks up the
story line again.