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The scowl should’ve been my first clue to stay far away from Anson Hunt. The sexy smirk and the fact that he’s my brother’s best friend? Reasons two and three. Not to mention, he’s the new contractor working on my house.

He’s everything I’m not: grumpy, rude, and more than a little attached to his solitude. It doesn’t matter how many times I try to kill him with kindness; the man simply won’t crack.

Until he sees me shatter.

Because when my world comes crashing down around me, Anson is the one catching me as I fall. And as so-called accidents start plaguing every part of my life, it’s Anson who steps in to keep me safe.

As he does, I can’t help but feel a flicker of heat. And it only takes a single moment for that spark to ignite into flames, engulfing us both.

But Anson’s a man with secrets, and they have a price. When they’re revealed, neither of us will make it out unscathed…

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Since Sutter Lake, I have been immersed in CC’s take on romantic suspense — and let me tell you, I am nowhere near my fill, so I hope to see sooooooooo many more books from her. I devoured this first book of her latest series in one afternoon. Anson and Rhodes have set the bar really high — and I can’t wait to see the places this series takes us!

I can usually place the culprit early on, but this time, I was twisted up that I didn’t see it coming. Not even a little bit! And the heat rose to a new level that had me swooning all over the place (Um!! Can we say belt scene!!??!!). Woven together, this is a book that will leave you with a hangover until the next book releases.

Anson has faced some of the darkest monsters in the world, including one that zeroed in on him personally. He fought his feelings for Rhodes, but once he gives in, GAHHHHH!! He is a hero who gives you everything you want in a book boyfriend. Rhodes has fought her own fires (literally!) and to see how she stays positive and upbeat is incredibly inspiring.

The found family aspect stuck to my ribs once I learned about what Rhodes went through. She has such a beautiful support system that includes characters I know we’ll be reading about soon. Lolli and her diamond art will provide perfectly timed laughs and the sweetness of the rescue dog, Biscuit, makes this such an amazing story.

Looking forward to everything this series has to give us! I may be ripping my heart out over and over but it’s worth every emotion wrapped up in even the tiniest details!

About Catherine Cowles

Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

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