He's everything she fears… and everything she wants
Mercenary by name and by nature, Carson is a Lakota Sioux who stays to himself and never keeps women around long enough for anything emotional to develop. But working with his friend Cash Grier on a complex murder investigation provides Carson with another kind of fun—shocking Cash's sweet-but-traditional secretary, Carlie Blair, with tales of his latest conquests.
Then Carlie lands in deep trouble. She saw something she shouldn't have, and now the face of a criminal is stored permanently in her photographic memory…and Carlie is the key piece of evidence that could implicate a popular politician in the murder case.
Her only protection is Carson—the man she once despised. But when she learns that Carson is more than just a tough guy, Carlie realizes she's endangered herself further. Because now her only chance to live means losing her heart to the most dangerous kind of man….
Full of the snark, strong yet vulnerable heroine and an aloof hero with just a touch of misunderstandings thrown in, this was another good story from Diana Palmer. I really liked Carlie, she’s a bit of a geek and a bit naïve because of the way those around her keep her in the dark. She obviously loves Carson, but she believes that the best way to love him is to let him be free.
Carson is wildly attracted to Carlie, but after the disaster in his past, he isn’t sure he is right for her. Or what she needs, even while he can’t help but love her.
There are some crazy things happening and some over the top plots, but I really loved this storyline. It fit, and as always this was a comfort read to me because it gave that feeling of a time when the world was slower and simpler.
I definitely recommend this story.
I received a copy for the purpose of a review. I was not compensated for my review.