by Shirlee McCoy
Series: Heroes for Hire #4
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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“When private investigator Skylar Grady finds herself abandoned in the Arizona desert, she knows two things. First, her “simple” case tracking a deadbeat dad has someone spooked. Second—that someone will kill to keep her off the trail. So even when her rescuer, former patrol agent Jonas Sampson, wants her to leave, Skylar knows she’s staying. No one gets rid of her that easily. If Jonas wants her safe, then he’ll have to stick by her side. But her new partner is a mystery, too—one Skylar will risk her heart to solve.”
Lone Defender is, a contemporary romance sprinkled with a faith-based message. I love PI mysteries with a touch of romance and this book fit the bill.
A former New York police officer, protagonist Skylar Grady has been burned both on the job and in love. Skylar is getting her life back on track when she takes on a case to track down a deadbeat Dad. Her questions in a small Arizona town end up putting her in danger. Her rescuer, former patrol agent Jonas Sampson has his own set of demons. Together the two of them set out to solve the case.
I really like Skylar. She has a spunky attitude and survives on sheer willpower. Unwilling to see tragedy repeated Jonas feels an overwhelming sense of responsibility to protect her. I found myself rooting for them. This was a fast paced easy read and the perfect romance novel for a fall afternoon. This book will be published September 20, 2011.