Author: A.M. Madden
Rating: 4 stars
Type: Novel in Series
Provided by Publisher
Blurb: When a perfect new love is shattered, two hearts will do anything to pick up the pieces. In this sizzling novel from the author of Stone Walls, irresistible heat leads to sensual thrills—and a secret that changes everything.
Two years ago, Nick Farley was undercover as a bartender in Chicago. The tough-as-steel FBI agent was working all the angles to build a case against a local crime syndicate, but even his intense focus was no match for the sight of Angela Cavallo’s plump pink lips pulling on her drink. All Nick got was one night—the longest, hottest, sweetest night of his life. It could have been the beginning of something real. Instead, she walked away—and Nick watched her go.
Angela has made some mistakes in her life, but Nick was never one of them. Nor was the baby boy he doesn’t know about. But Angela has been running from a stalker for so long that she’s forgotten how to feel safe. So when Nick suddenly reappears in her life, Angela faces a moment of truth. She wants to trust him and reveal her secrets—her life and the life of their son may depend on it—but first she needs to know that Nick can handle her past, and promise the one thing she most craves: a future together.
Review: This story started out feeling like it was going to be a boy meets girl–but then it kept going. The author added suspense and a few other interesting tropes that came to life under her talented hands and became so much more than I was expecting.
Angela and Nick met in Chicago at a bar called The Dump. Nick was bartending and Angela was getting ready to move to New York City, and her cousin was determined to help her knock a couple of things off her bucket list. Of course, one of the sexier items on it would be the one-night stand with a stranger that she was currently shopping for.
Nick was working undercover, but he refused to duck out early and miss the gorgeous sexy stranger he was wildly attracted to. Spending the night with her was one of the best nights of his life–so much so that he’d risked his job telling her who he really was so they’d have a chance at a future in New York City. But it just never happened, and it broke his heart.
Angela wanted to go to New York City and be with Nick, but unfortunately, her ex-boyfriend showed up and her chance was gone. Running from him trim her across the country and away from Nick. It also kept her from telling him about their son. Would he ever forgive her?
Face-off time in New York comes when Angela’s brought in to be questioned about a dead man. What? When had she gotten to NYC? And why hadn’t she contacted him?
Good story with great twists. Thanks!