Bayley Foster wants nothing worse then independence. Since she was almost kidnapped at four she has been surrounded by bodyguards, who always left at some point and forgot about her. After she had a stalker after her she allowed fear in her life. Now she was going to make it on her own.
When Bayley pulls a dead body of the ocean she is greeted by Cruse. They are both relationship shy. Once Bayley is threatened again their lives are thrown together.
A great suspense and romance in one.
Chloe Davis is FBI. She was undercover as a homeless waif in Moving Target and Sailor was her suspect in a drug ring. She got to know Gabe Sloan during the investigation. Gabe & Sailor were now married. When Gabe seen the fire deaths were connected he called Chloe in as she was now on a team that looked into serial murders.
Jake and Chloe both had backgrounds that shaped them. Jake had a grandmother that helped him become a Godly man. Chloe did not have anyone like that. As Jake and Chloe work together and grow closer, she becomes a target as well. Stephanie Newton does an excellent job of keeping you in suspense and having plenty of could be guilty characters. I also appreciate the way she brings people from the previous books back onto the scene to make it one long continued story even though each book is a new suspense and romance.
One fire turns their life around. It was a meth lab, they almost did not escape in time. After finding guns and cash in the walls it became more then what it seemed. When Lara waved at the CSU guy in the back yard, who ended up not being CSU she became a target to be disposed of.
Ben Storm was not happy about this date thing but it was going to help him get out of a contract so he could have time with family and to relax. When his stalker started their date out by almost killing him Maria quickly became a bodyguard rather then a date.
You can't help but fall in love with these characters. And Stephanie always brings in some of the people from previous books so you know what is happening in their lives as well. Great series.
We met Tyler Clark in Flashpoint. Matt's older brother had been gone for three years as he had been undercover as a DEA agent. His cover was blown with the drug bust and now he has to find who he is. He had been living his life undercover on and off the last five years.
Gracie VanDoren was the police psychologist. Tyler was not happy to visit her. He did not want to talk about what he thought or felt. And he felt drawn to the spunky Doc, a Doc who did not date at all.
When Gracie gets threatening notes and her home broke into Tyler finds he needs to protect her. The book goes through twists and turns and through the drama Tyler also starts finding who he is meant to be.