by JoAnn Ross

February 2008
ISBN: 978-0-451-22320-3
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Trade Paperback

Sabrina Swann returns to her South Carolina hometown after surviving a terrorist attack. Ex-SEAL Zach Tremayne is also back, and is trying to deal with the memories of a mission gone wrong. When she realizes Zach is home as well, she hopes he doesn’t remember how the last time she’d seen him, she threw herself at him and was devastated when he turned her down.

Zach’s first glimpse of Sabrina is quite a surprise, but he certainly appreciates how she’s grown up. He remembers the last time he was with her, at her sixteenth birthday party, and how difficult it was not to take her in his arms when she offered herself to him. But now she’s all woman and the same rules don’t apply.

Sabrina is shocked when she learns there have been three murders on the island. She certainly doesn’t need something else to worry about as she still has nightmares about her near death. Thankfully she finds a renovation project to get involved in, and the fact Zach is the contractor means they are together most of the time. As Zach helps Sabrina deal with her past, he realizes she’s also helping him.

The short chapters keep the pace moving, giving us insight into not only Zach and Sabrina’s thoughts and feelings, but also to the killers. While not a major part of the book, the suspense really heats up at the end.

Thankfully this is just the first book in a new trilogy and I can’t wait to read more about Zach’s heroic friends.

Reviewed in January 2008 by Jackie.

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