For two years police detective Gabrielle Fawkes has lived for revenge. But a night of indulgence with a sexy stranger changes everything. Powerful, charming, and deliciously dangerous Luca, has his own private reasons for offering to help her pursue the drug lord who killed her husband. There's a lot Luca isn't telling her and the more she finds out the less she wants to know.
When Gabrielle becomes the target of the drug lord she has vowed to hunt down, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in a mobster's hands. To save her, Luca must break his Mafia ties--or risk losing Gabrielle forever.
It starts off well not exactly innocently as it's immediately obvious Luca is never going to go quietly. A proud man with honour in spades and a reputation to uphold but inside him there’s a profound sadness, meaning we get to see this wounded warrior really go through the mill!
Gabrielle might not have a killer instinct but she is one very determined lady and no matter what she has to do, she's going to bring her husband’s murderer to justice. Just how this law-abiding detective and gangster come together is nothing short of incendiary but it's more than just a sexy story.
I think it's the supporting characters that bring a depth to this book and I was never quite sure just who would survive and dare I suggest prosper? Gabrielle might be a little blinkered at first, but Luca knows what he is up against and the sacrifices that will have to be made. Plus, there's the killer to track down so what we get is an interesting read that left me smiling!
This voluntary review is of a copy I requested from NetGalley and my thoughts and opinions are honest and I believe fair.