Hollie Thomas, the feisty, tattooed office assistant to Grayce Walters, has come a long way from living on the streets. Along with finding a job she loves, she’s found friends and safety. When her new life unravels, she faces dangers that dwarf her troubled past. Fighting to survive, she discovers that sometimes what you need the most might be found in the one person you failed to see coming.
Returning home from the war and struggling to find his way, Sergeant Nick Welby, and his bomb-sniffing golden lab, use their skill set in the last place he’d ever imagined—Seattle’s Waterfront. To protect the one woman who matters, Nick and his trusty canine partner will risk everything to rescue her and Seattle from disaster.
Embroiled in Grayce Walters’ most perilous case—a terrorist plot with the threat of deadly explosives—can Nick and Hollie work together to save themselves and each other before it’s too late?
Hollie Thomas, the heroine of the story, is trying to put her past behind her. Most of her young life was spent on the streets hiding from her meth-head parents. She knows she can have a bright future and upon on meeting the hero, Nick Welby, that future is beginning to look brighter. But what happens when trouble comes knocking,intruding upon her future? Will she be able to let go and find the happiness she wants? Will she fight to survive and find what she needs the most?
Nick and his bomb-sniffing companion, Talley are home from the war healing from wounds and suffering from PTSD. Nick is ever watchful and with Talley’s help is trying to fit into society. Upon meeting Hollie, he feels an instant attraction. As a way to get closer to Hollie, Nick inserts himself into helping her find two marines that are missing. Will Nick be able to put his life back together and see that Hollie is just what he needs or will their paths take separate turns?
The chemistry between Nick and Hollie brews at a slow burn. They are both working through difficult decisions and because of Hollie’s past she has a few emotional problems that rear their ugly heads, but Nick is willing to do what he needs to do to win Hollie over.
There were a few places at the beginning where the story just doesn’t flow and was difficult to continue reading, but once you get past the first few chapters you find the characters growing and the story line evening out. This story has suspense, danger, and some great characters.
Jacki Delecki is a Best-Selling, Romantic Suspense writer. Delecki’s Grayce Walters Series, which chronicles the adventures of a Seattle animal acupuncturist, was an editor’s selection by USA Today. Delecki’s Romantic Regency The Code Breaker Series hit number one on Amazon. Both acclaimed series are available for purchase at http://www.JackiDelecki.com.
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