Annie Donavan’s life as a veterinarian is safe. And boring. Between focusing on keeping her small, inner-city clinic running, paying off student loans, and living in the tiny apartment above the clinic she has no time for fun or dating and certainly not for anything adventurous.
Then one night, danger and surprise show up in the alley behind her clinic. And Annie is in for the ride of her life.
Stoney is a mystery. A man of few words but smoldering looks. She decides to take a risk and after a night of passion finds herself thrown into a world that she never knew existed. A world of drugs, danger and intrigue.
Shane is a detective, who vows to keep Annie safe at all costs. Losing his heart to her is the easy part. Keeping her safe and earning her trust will prove to be his most difficult task.
My Review: 4.5 stars
What a fantastic start to a new series from MaryAnn Jordan! This is just as good as any of the books in the Fairfield Series, but more suspenseful and intense. I loved it from start to finish. Annie is a strong, independent woman with a fulfilling career. She tells herself she doesn't need a man, and tries to believe it. But deep down inside, she wants a relationship, someone who cares for her deeply just as we all do. "Stoney" is a complication to Annie's life, but I'd say one she needs. She just doesn't realize it at first. Annie is the real complication to "Stoney"/Shane. He is undercover and his need to protect Annie may just make things a bit more intense than he wants them to be. The chemistry between them is off the charts and just fantastic. Of course there are obstacles to their relationship, but things happen the way they have to. Such a good story, but I have come to expect that from MaryAnn. I couldn't put this down once I started reading it.
I am an avid reader of romance novels, often joking that I cut my teeth on the old bodice rippers. I have been reading and reviewing for years. In 2013, I started the book blog, Lost in Romance Books and promoted indie authors, as well as beta read, basic editing and proofing books. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head, screaming for their story to be told. From these musings, my first novel, Emma’s Home, The Fairfield Series Book 1 was born.
I am a high school counselor having worked in education for thirty years. I live in Virginia, having also lived in four states and two foreign countries. I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for thirty two years and am the mother to two adult daughters. When writing, my dog or one of my four cats can generally be found in the same room if not on my lap.
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