3.5 out of 5 Licks
Schoolteacher Gracie James has never seen more danger than her kindergarten grade classroom, but when she goes searching for her missing sister, she’s thrown into a world of sex, crime…and passion. Following a hot lead, she sneaks onto a stranger’s boat—and gets caught. Their one-sided conversation convinces her of two things. One: the guy is seriously sexy. Two: he knows something about her sister. Oh, yeah. And did she mention he’s sexy? And a sizzling attraction…
Jake Alexander, former cop, is staking out a yacht brimming with criminal activity, for an insurance company, when a woman, dressed to kill and totally irresistible, stumbles into his dangerous undercover op. If he hadn’t tackled her, she’d have tottered straight onto the questionable yacht in those ridiculous high heels. Then she’d be dead. Or worse. As much as he’d like to kick her off his boat, he can’t risk her going off on some hare-brained scheme—but he can’t keep her around to muck up his job. Oh, yeah. And did he mention she’s distracting as hell? Lead to dangerous desire…
Unfortunately, she has a keen mind of her own. And a body any man would die for. Jake’s attempt to keep Gracie safe quickly morphs into a reluctant alliance. And a whole lot more… But Gracie finds herself knee deep in more trouble than she bargained for, with secrets revealed and the criminals coming after her. Unless they find a way to trust each other, they’re finished. Oh, yeah. And did they mention they’re in love?
I have to say most suspense/mysteries I can guess what is going to happen in the end, but this one kept me guessing until the end.
Very good story about an “innocent” school teacher who after losing contact with her sister goes looking for her. Gracie is so in over her head when she tries to find information on her missing sister. I like that Gracie jumps into action, but she was a little crazy after finding drugs and almost being attacked by shady characters not to tell Jake everything she knows. Jake is a protector, and this former police officer jumps into that role in Gracie’s life as soon as he finds her snooping on his boat. Both keep secrets from each other that could hurt each other and lead to some distrust on both of their parts.
Their intimate scenes are very sexy and you can feel their desire for each other. The story was at times nail biting like when Gracie is trapped on the yacht with the drugs or running from the bad guys on the island. The intrigue of the story kept me guessing what was going on with Gracie’s sister, was she being held? Was she part of the drug running?
A very good story, that kept me rapt until the very end!