Description ~ All she has left is hope. When Kaz Elmore is told her five-year-old daughter Jamie has died in a car crash, she struggles to accept that she’ll never see her little girl again. Then a stranger comes into her life offering the most dangerous substance in the world: hope.
Devlin, a security consultant and witness to the terrible accident scene, inadvertently reveals that Kaz’s daughter might not have been the girl in the car after all.
What if Jamie is still alive? With no evidence, the police aren’t interested, so Devlin and Kaz have little choice but to investigate themselves.
Devlin never gets involved with a client. Never. But the more time he spends with Kaz, the more he desires her – and the more his carefully constructed ice-man persona starts to unravel.
The desperate search for Jamie leads down dangerous paths – to a murderous acquaintance from Devlin’s dark past, and all across Europe, to Italy, where deadly secrets await. But as long as Kaz has hope, she can’t stop looking…
I really loved this book. On the ‘rave scale’ it’s right at the top in book Heaven. For me, all the genres that I enjoy reading were wrapped up in one novel; crime, suspense, mystery and romance.
I must admit I was a little concerned that a story involving a missing child, might go to places I was uncomfortable with, but I am pleased to say that none of my fears came to fruition.
Devlin and Kaz are fantastic characters. Devlin, with a very dark past, imperfect and dangerous yet at the same time compassionate, caring as well as down right sexy. The kind of guy you know would keep you safe, no matter what. Kaz, such a strong woman; determined, honest and brave who would make a great friend.
The story is fast paced and the plot intriguing, gradually unfolding, revealing the story and the truth bit by bit. It has an American flavour to it, but it all sat perfectly within the backdrop of the story, the dialogue reflecting this which at times was gritty and some of the action raw but none of it out of place or context. I really enjoyed the way Evonne got to grips with the emotional conflicts that Devlin and Kaz had to deal with, how their surprise, then confusion, followed by understanding of their feelings evolved.
ChocLit have another winner on their hands and this darker taste is a wonderful addition to their catalogue.
Thank you Choclit for sending me a copy to review.
I am delighted that author Evonne Wareham will be visiting my blog on 10 Feb as part of her Wispa It book launch tour.