Beau: Six years. That’s how long I spent behind bars for a crime I didn’t commit—the murder of the woman I loved. Now I’m free, but life on the outside is a different kind of prison. I don’t know who I am or who I want to be. At least I have my sister, Cora. She never stopped believing in me. She even got me a job at the private investigation agency that cleared my name. And then Vera Swain walks into Nash Security and Investigations and kicks my world on its ass.

Vera: There’s only one thing that would make me come out of hiding after two years on the run: finding my sister. I made the mistake of telling a monster about her, the same monster who beat me and broke me. Now I’m forced to confide in Beau Hollis of Nash Security and Investigations. He looks at me like he knows me—the real me. He sees too much, makes me feel too much. The pleasure he offers is exciting and addictive. But I can’t fall for him . . . because my love could get us both killed.


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I read the first book, and I actually liked it. That was the first time I read a book from this author. I was actually glad because my gamble paid off. I was looking forward to this book because we finally get Beau’s story. He’s the brother who went to prison for something he did not do. I really wanted his story because I know it would be full of angst, drama, and intensity. And I was right.

From the beginning of this book, any reader will automatically feel that pull for him. The heroine was just the perfect woman to complete his story. She also had a terrible past. They both needed someone like each other, someone who could love them despite their past, who could look beyond what they went through and see only the survivors that they were. I think I like this book better than the first one, but only by a margin. Both books are good reads.

If you haven’t read the first book, you can still read this book. However, I strongly suggest checking out the first book as well. It is a good story and reading the first book will give you an even better picture of the characters. If you’ve read the first book, then you shouldn’t miss this one because I know you’ve been waiting for Beau’s story too, and you won’t regret getting this book.


Best selling author, Beth Yarnall writes romantic suspense, mysteries and the occasional hilarious tweet. For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and co-owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons always seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their dog where she is hard at work on her next novel.

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