Main Characters: Margo DuFray, Ryland Archard


Category RomanceContemporary RomanceRomantic SuspenseSweet Love



He’d taught her how to kiss, how to make love, how to love.

And then he’d broken her heart. So if it hadn’t been for that pesky gunshot wound in her arm, Margo certainly wouldn’t have found herself being held captive – for her own good, of course – in his house, his bed, handcuffed to his gorgeous, naked body.

And her body wouldn’t have betrayed her at his heated stare, his electric touch, his very presence. She’d still be hating Ryland Archard, instead of hating herself for wanting him – a man who was still too old for her, a jaded cop who kept a .38 Special in his breadbox… and her heart and future in his hands.


The love story was believable. I also liked the plot and the conflict. I usually read category romances when I’m feeling lazy or when I don’t want to use my brain too much or be invested enough in a book. Sometimes, there are books that come out as a good surprise where I don’t expect myself liking it but end up doing so. This would be one of those books. I like that the romantic suspense atmosphere of this book was equal parts romance and suspense and did not take away from any of those genres.

I also liked the loyalty between the two siblings. Overall, I was surprised that I enjoyed this book. It’s a good book. It won’t be part of my favorites list, but for a category romance, it had something good going for it. There plot was interesting. It’s not very common at all. This book was released in 2001, so there were a few things that seemed different from how things are these days. However, the book was entertaining and thrilling. I liked the hero and heroine together. I liked how their love story spanned years before finally getting a happy ending. I’m giving this book three red hearts because it was such a surprisingly good read for me.

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