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Marnie Somerville is sure Dane MacLain is just another bad guy. Her job as resident investigator at Whitman Enterprises is to track down the owners of delinquent accounts, but something about Dane’s case is off, and Marnie can’t resist a good mystery. The secret files and cover-up she finds after hacking her boss’s computer are more than she expected, and now she’s fleeing her former employer…right into Dane’s arms.
Former detective Dane MacLain has spent the last year gathering intel against Whitman Enterprises, the company he believes responsible for his wife’s death. When a beautiful and intense woman shows up with information, Dane is willing to accept all she has to offer, especially when the help comes in such a sexy package. Caught in a deadly cat and mouse chase, Dane must do everything he can to protect Marnie as they run for their lives.
This was such an intense ride from the start till finish. Marnie Somerville, a hacker gone right, is on the run after being shot by one of her boss’s henchmen when she tried to break into his office. And she runs straight to the former Detective Dane MacLain’s cottage. Marnie has been “stalking” Dane for a while now. A first it was for her work, where she gathers intel on the guys she is asked to for the security company she works for. But she develops a crush on Dane, when she realises that he isn’t a bad guy but a good one who is going through some really really bad times.
Dane on the other hand, is on the quest to find justice for his estranged wife’s murder, even though a man confessed, but he knows that something isn’t right with his confession. What he doesn’t know is that the woman whose life he saved has all the answers he needs.
At the start of the book, I felt disjointed; there was a lot of information that was thrown at me, and it felt that I already should have been known the information beforehand (I went in, thinking that this was a standalone.); hence it felt a lot more chaotic at the start and it took more time acclimate to the situation at hand, but when I did? I adored the kind of connection Dane and Marnie had with each other.
Marnie is a woman who doesn’t like any entanglements of the “normal” kind, for she believes that she isn’t suited for the normal life and that is why she doesn’t understand the attraction Dane has for her. It was so much fun to see her try and deny her connection to Dane and his family; for even when she did, she just couldn’t resist the hold they had on her.
Dane, on the other hand, is more of a black and white kind of guy, even if he has been living in the grey for a while now. And thus, even he doesn’t understand his attraction to Marnie. In fact, he is suspicious of her for quite some time, even if they are in an uneasy partnership.
This was quite a complex plot to write, with all the secondary characters appearing in this book, and a few snags (for me!), the author did quite a wonderful job of tying almost all the loose ends for her readers. This is also one of those books that you need to read, for me even posting a single inference in this review could spoil it for you!
But this could have been an amazing romance if it didn’t feel as if I was on a rollercoaster – I love rollercoasters, but what I love more than anything is the build up to the suspense!
I read this book in one sitting – and I adored it, even with its flaws are what makes one interesting and this author was definitely interesting!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I am just gonna go and stalk her on goodreads 😀
Damn. This was his room. She knew it. It smelled of him. She pressed her ear to the door, wondering if he’d follow her upstairs. She heard nothing.
Throwing herself on the bed, she pulled quilts that smelled of MacLain to her face and rolled to her side. Thoughts of his hands on her, his kisses—it was all she could think about, all she wanted to think about. She was shaking in reaction, and then suddenly she was afraid.
Reality, the bitch that she was, would not be denied. There was nothing more dangerous than wanting something you couldn’t have. What was she doing? She’d been down this road before. She knew better.
Marnie threw her feet over the edge of the bed, patted the quilt a few times, and then forced herself to do what was necessary. She walked to the bedroom door and locked it for her own good. MacLain’s, too. Then she lay back in bed. She told herself she wasn’t waiting to see if he would follow her. She wasn’t waiting to see if he wanted to continue that crazy, passionate embrace they’d started in the kitchen. She wasn’t. Because then she’d have to care if he didn’t come to the door. She’d have to mourn her fantasies, two months in the making, and set them free despite knowing she and MacLain would be attached at the hip for the foreseeable future. She wasn’t sure which was worse, him not coming, or her sending him away.
Who was she kidding? If he didn’t come, she’d die.
It took five minutes. He tried the knob, found it was locked, and then he knocked. She wanted to open the door. She wanted a lot in life, but there were some things she’d learned weren’t for people like Marnie. Reach for it, and you got burned. Dane MacLain was one of those things. She’d rather burn for him now than be burned by him later.
He didn’t knock again. But once was enough for her. That once would keep her warm, would fuel her dreams and be consolation for things that couldn’t be. She gathered the quilt to her chest and curled up into a ball, wondering how she’d gotten herself in this mess.
Kris Rafferty was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After earning a Bachelor’s in Arts from the University of Massachusetts/ Boston, she married her college sweetheart, traveled the country and wrote books. Three children and a Pomeranian/Shih Tzu mutt later, she spends her days devoting her life to her family and her craft.