Series: Cold Case #4
Author: Rita Herron
Published: November 18/14 by Harlequin
Genre: romantic suspense
Back Cover Blurb:
A lot of men on death row profess their innocence. Those men are mostly just scared of dying. Jaxon Ward understands that, but as a Texas Ranger he needs to uphold the law. Yet the story Avery Tierney tells him. He's convinced her brother is awaiting execution while the real killer remains at large.
Searching for the murderer opens old wounds for Avery, and now she has to face a past so traumatic she blocked it out. A past not so dissimilar to Jax's. Before long, the only comfort they find is in each other's arms. Avery's lost everything once before. And now, if she loses Jaxon, she fears she'll never recover.
The complexity of both of the main characters was astounding. Although on the surface they appear to be at completely opposite ends of the spectrum you can also see the similarities in their situations. They were also just plain likeable individuals. Even if you can’t identify with their situations you can easily understand it. Hearing the thoughts of the person behind the scene without knowing who it is adds to the mystery and suspense. I really enjoyed this added layer. Herron presented it in such a manner that you knew you’d met the person but couldn’t quite pinpoint it. It put me in the same boat as the characters.
As a whole, this was a fantastic novel. Although I had expected to enjoy it based on the blurb, Herron blew me completely out of the water. I absolutely loved this one.