* 4 stars *
I received a complementary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Wynn Holcom saw her mother murdered when she was 12 years old. Her father was a high stakes gambler with no time for a child so he took her to live with her aunt. She missed her parents but loved her aunt so she was content with her life. Ten years later, her father found out her life was in danger so hired a bodyguard for her. The problem was that she couldn't find out she was being guarded or that it was her father who hired the man.
The bodyguard, Foster Kane, had his own problems. He doesn't want to take on private clients because two years earlier, he was protecting a woman who was killed. Foster still blamed himself for her death. Making matters worse for him, he had been involved with the woman so when he begins to have feelings for Wynn, Foster is worried she'll be killed too.
This is a well written novel with details so clearly described, you can easily picture the scenes. Wynn was a strong, independent woman who was very likable. She had a good life and tried to forget about her violent past. Foster was great at his job but he had lost his confidence after the death of his previous client. Even so, he was a very nice, caring man. Both characters had horrible things happen in their pasts and Foster was still struggling to live with it.
If you like romantic suspense with twists, you'll love this book.