by Denise A. Agnew

February 2004
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Micky Gunn decides to go to Pine Forest, after inheriting her uncle`s Inn located there. She's been hoping that leaving Colorado Springs would rid her of the 'shadow people', at least temporarily. As she stops at a diner to get some food, a psycho pulls out a gun...and that is how she meets Jared Thornton, a Denver cop that has come to Pine Forest to solve his aunt`s murder. She'd noticed Jared at the diner, before the attack, and if it had not been for his intervention, she wouldn`t be alive to tell the tale. When Jared learns that she will be staying alone at her uncle`s Inn, he is quite concerned. That night, Micky learns that she was wrong about the 'shadow people'...they did not leave her.

The very next day Jared drops by the Inn to check on Micky. There have been a series of murders at Pine Forest, his own aunt having been one of the victims. Jared`s protective instincts are on full alert, particularly since he is so attracted to Micky, despite the fact that they just met. Soon, circumstances force them to become allies.

Deep Is The Night: Night Watch, is the second book of Denise A. Agnew`s intense paranormal suspense series. This full-length novel is a page-turner in the truest sense of the word. I found this book`s pace to be perfect: not too slow, not too quick...just right. The build up of the sexual tension between the two main characters is beautifully done as well. By the time Micky and Jared do the deed the results are literally explosive. This book keeps the reader squirming almost from the get go, and boy! The end result is beyond satisfying. The plot is well woven and the characters are appealing and sexy. I must say that Jared is absolutely to die for, alpha and yet gentle and caring, the reader can`t help but fall in love with him. Micky proves to be a wonderful match for him, feminine and vulnerable but not wimpy at all. Although Night Watch can be read as a stand alone, there is a good portion of the plot involving recurring characters and the ongoing story arc involving the villain, so I recommend reading the previous title first. I most definitely am looking forward to the next installment of this excellent suspense series.

Reviewed in April 2004 by Mireya.

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