I have not read anything by Elle Kennedy before, but I enjoyed Witness Seduction so much I want to read her entire back list.
Marley Kincaid is a stroI have not read anything by Elle Kennedy before, but I enjoyed Witness Seduction so much I want to read her entire back list.
Marley Kincaid is a strong woman. A nurse who loves to renovate her house and keep herself busy after a disaster with her ex-fiance, Patrick. Marley started to doubt herself in trusting her instincts when her ex wasn't who he said he was, a benign web designer, but a drug dealer who has murder on his hands. Marley since then has kept to herself and kept busy with improving her house. Unfortunately, she has a penchant for falling off of ladders.
Caleb Ford is a DEA agent, his current assignment is to watch Marley and determine if she is helping Patrick evade capture from the law. He poses as a next door neighbor, but leaves her alone until one day he was watching camera monitors and sees her hanging from a ladder. Not willing to let her hurt herself, Caleb makes contact.
Right away Marley trusts Caleb, who poses as a writer renting a neighbor's house for the summer. Caleb has had a rough life as a kid and due to his job he is not one to open up or be emotional with others. Marley is the exception, the two build a relationship and ultimately become lovers. And I must say that Kennedy's loves scenes were very steamy. I have not read many Harlequin Desires, but this one was on the steamer side, the way I prefer it.
Unfortunately Patrick is watching Marley and recognizes Caleb. He goes ballistic and wants Marley to pay. And he won't go away from her life as easily as she hoped. Caleb and Marley's relationship is tested when she finds out that Caleb's profession was all a lie, hurt and feeling sorry for herself as being duped again, she pushes him away. Only this doesn't just hurt her, but Caleb as well. For the first time in his life, he is able to care and love someone but wants to do the honorable thing. He gives her space, but will still protect her despite her protests.
The events surrounding Patrick escalate and Marley is put in the situation to rescue her brother and father from Patrick's crazy clutch. I did like both of these supporting characters. End the end everything works out and Caleb and Marley have the HEA together. I enjoyed Kennedy's writing and recommend this one to others who like suspense with their contemporary romance. As well as those who love a strong sexy man who will do anything to protect the love of his life. ...more