Author: Beth Yarnell
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: Brimming with angst and sensuality, Beth Yarnall’s Recovered Innocence series kicks into high gear as a hotheaded P.I. unleashes one lawyer’s deepest passions—and greatest temptations.
Nolan: Nothing’s ever come easy for me, especially not my dream job at Nash Security and Investigations. Righting wrongs is what I’m meant to do . . . except I manage to blow the very first chance I get. So why don’t they fire me on the spot? Hell, I’d fire myself if I could. Instead, my boss hands me an assignment that’s too important to screw up—and partners me with Lila Garcia, a gorgeous attorney with curves so distracting they should be illegal.
Lila: Like my client, a grieving mother charged with the murder of her own son, I know how quickly the American dream can become a nightmare. If anybody can help me clear her name, it’s Nash Security and Investigations. But Nolan Perry is a wild card. Bending the truth, breaking the law—that’s his business. I need to focus on the evidence. Not on how Nolan’s body fits so perfectly against mine. With a case this personal—and this dangerous—losing control is simply not an option . . . no matter how badly I want to give in.
Review: Nolan Perry has got a really bad inner voice that really beats him up. Let’s just say, with an inner voice like that, he didn’t need enemies–or anyone to tell him he did something wrong. He was awful at beating himself up. I found myself really not liking that part of the book and hoping that when he changed and grew, it would be apparent in his inner voice. And with Lila, mannnn…….. does she have a chip on her shoulder. It’s difficult to read at times but I was really hopeful that her change would involve some softening or tolerance–especially towards Nolan–and I was right. I really liked how the book turned out.
While they’re investigating Carla’s case, a lot of feelings come up for Lila, and the similarities between her’s and Carla’s lives tend to make her really sensitive. She tends to feel that Nolan doesn’t have any idea…and she’s right. There are a lot of things about Lila that are secrets, things that she’s afraid might make Nolan walk away from her.
But the trajectory of the dirty arc is really interesting and posted nicely alongside the growing relationship between Lila and Nolan. Their physical relationship was sweaty and intense; their emotional one was the same. He couldn’t figure out what was keeping them apart–he felt like if he was any jinx if guy he’d welcome sex with no strings, but he wanted more. Why didn’t she? Was it him?
Great book that got better the more I read. The suspense and legal aspects were terrific and As always, the sex scenes were amazing. Great Summer read, thanks!