Returning to Love

Lisa Phillips
Romantic suspense
Available from Black Lyon Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-934912-45-4
May 2012

Julian Montgomery doesn't care that his reputation is tarnished as that of a womaniser and expert gambler, because most of those closest to him know the truth that he works for the FBI moving across the country from one assignment to the next. However, there is one special woman who doesn't know the truth about him and when she's threatened by a serial killer out for revenge, he will do everything in his power to make sure she's safe even if he has to offer to protect her himself.

Rowan Covington couldn't care less if the man she loved is back in town after a long absence. Even more she doesn't need the protection he's offering to provide her when a serial killer in their hometown is targeting women that have similar looks to her. However, there is no getting rid of him and when she learns the truth about his life as an agent for the FBI, the question is can she give him the second chance he deserves?

The plot of this story was powerful, and progressed really well that I couldn't for one second put the book down. As for the dialogue, it was great in showcasing the love-hate relationship Rowan had for Julian because he was the one that left her. Both the main characters as well as the secondary characters were well-developed, adding their own impact to the story to keep this reader interested. The sex scenes were hot, and illustrated just how much Julian and Rowan still wanted each other after so much time apart. What I liked about the hero was that he didn't allow Rowan's attitude towards him to turn him away from protecting her while with the heroine, I liked her strong and feisty attitude and how determined she was to not need anybody even though in the end it was evident that she did.

Returning to Love was a great book by this author whose work I've read for the first time. Yet now I can't wait to read more of her stuff because for sure the secondary characters of this story are destined to have their own tales told.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Very sensual

Reviewer: Bec
August 19, 2012

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