by Susan Andersen

September 2007
ISBN: 978-0-373-77213-1
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Jared Hamiltonís investigation firm is hired to locate country music star Priscilla Jayne Morgan and escort her to her next concert location. When he finds her and P.J. learns her own people donít trust her sheís just a wee bit miffed. It doesnít help that Jared is the one who was sent to find her.

P.J. just wants to be left alone to get away from the media which is in a frenzy because she fired her mother as her manager. The press has plenty of nasty things to say about her, but P.J. refuses to defend herself, wanting her personal life to stay personal.

P.J. and Jared had been very close when the two were living on the streets, but once she was returned to her mother they lost contact. She knew she didnít fit in with his rich family and friends. Jared had never forgotten P.J. and he was very angry at her for not staying in contact with him. Heís changed since sheíd last seen him, hardening his heart and not letting his anger get the best of him. His refusal to loose control, even with her, is what hurts P.J. the most.

Suddenly P.J. is desperately in need of Jaredís protection when a stalker decides she needs to be punished for not respecting her mother. Jared's determined to keep her safe, all the while knowing a personal relationship with her is going to make his job that much harder.

Jared and P.J. were introduced in Hot and Bothered and while I think itís always better to read a series in order, their back story is explained enough for anyone to follow along. While Jared and P.J. donít necessarily see eye to eye most of the time, rather than yelling and screaming, the two scheme to get their way. There are some very amusing scenes which made this book a true treat to read.

Reviewed in August 2007 by Jackie.

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