Author: Amber Lea Easton
He toweled himself off, his thoughts centered around Lauren and their last date. It hadn’t exactly gone as planned given the dead guy face down amidst the fish. Not that he’d helped the situation with his not-so-smooth-moves-on-the-beach later. The past two days had given him perspective. He wanted her. Right or wrong, mistake or not, he needed to see where this could go. He couldn’t get her out of his mind. Maybe tonight he’d get another chance if he could track her down.
"Lauren couldn't go fast enough to drown out the doubts that screeched in her brain. Water sprayed her face as she steered the Jet Ski into a sharp turn, arm muscles quaking with the force of her grip on the handlebars as she drove full throttle. Wet hair smacked against her face and neck. She tasted salt on her lips. The sun burned her bare skin. Her legs held firm as the Jet Ski went airborne before landing hard against the surface of the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. Every instinct screamed mistake. Taking a leave of absence after the attack had made sense, but now, no matter how she looked at it, retreating to her brother's house on Grand Cayman equalled running away."
"...watching a droplet of water slide down his neck made her squirm and lick her lips."
"...there are so many reasons I should have walked away," he muttered. "You should have run like hell," she whispered more to herself than to him."
..."if you didn't know what I did for a living, what stereotype would I fit?" He asked. Male stripper. Movie star. Construction worker. Greek God...God help me. I've finally gone crazy.
In conclusion, I would have to say that this is great book. It was truly well written and encompassed several different genres without sacrificing any of them. It had a great plot and loads of action and suspense as well as romance. It is worth everyone of the five stars that I am giving it.
Enjoy a few more quotes from the book:
Unwanted memories slammed through her brain...a shadow in the hallway, a knife against her throat, blood on her hands...
"Don't get too comfortable. I'm dancing on the edge of insanity moment to moment." - Lauren
"Who isn't?" - Noah
"The past has a way of showing up when a guy least expects it, doesn't it? And usually it's pissed off about being buried alive."
"...being within a few feet of her was as intense as being dragged under by a riptide."
"Troubled or not, the man kissed like a porn star."
"He liked the way she looked at him as if he were dessert."
"Are you still wanting to back off, or have you come to your senses?"
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