Raine Taylor has one goal – justice for her murdered sister. She knows Genie's husband strangled her and left her in an alley – Peter had been threatening to kill his wife for years. The police said there was no proof Peter Northrup killed Genie. So it was up to Raine to make him pay.
When Detective Connor Donovan answers a call about a trespasser outside Northrup's house, he finds a woman running down the street. When he tries to stop her, he's left holding her hoodie as she strikes out like a ninja then vanishes like smoke.
Connor quickly realizes Raine is his mysterious trespasser. Now he has to figure out why she was outside Northrup's house at three A.M. Raine isn't his usual criminal – she's a schoolteacher who coaches a tae-kwon-do team of under-privileged girls. And he's wildly attracted to her.
Raine needs to stay away from Connor. She has a plan to deal with Northrup, and she can't get involved with a cop. But like two magnets drawing together, she can't resist him. Can Connor help her find justice for Genie? Or will her sister's killer claim another victim before they can stop him?
Shona's review 4 of 5 stars
Let me start by just clearing something up... Yes this is book four in the Donovan Family series, however, you can read it as a standalone. There was one thing mentioned in this book that *might* have happened in a previous book, in which case it would be deemed a spoiler, but there is nothing missing from this book. However, if you wanted to start at book one I would imagine you would have a rounder experience.
Raine and Connor... I loved them both but was incredibly frustrated with them at the same time. They both wanted the same things from each other but were too scared of being hurt to actually admit what they wanted. And yes I can understand their reservations, but its incredibly frustrating as the reader to see two characters act like real people and that's what they are. They are real people with real emotions and real flaws, and that's what makes them so great.
This book has a great mix of Raine and Connor getting to know each other, sexy times and crime, although I have to say I felt there could have been a little more crime.. or at least a little more implied crime. There are a few scenes in which Connor is being very protective of Raine, to the point where he wont allow her to enter her apartment without him checking it's empty first.. Whilst I understand why he's doing it, it didn't really feel like the threat was there..
I managed to devour this book in just a few short hours. So yes, I'm keen to get my hands on the first 3 books in this series... not to mention some of Watson's other works.