by Mandy Baxter
Series: U.S. Marshals #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Strong, relentless, and lethal, he plays every angle to trap the worst criminals. But for the one woman he can't resist, he'll break all the rules… For hotel manager Tabitha Martin, bad boys usually spell disaster. And her new guest promises just that, with his formidable build, tattooed biceps, and quiet take-no-mess attitude. Tabitha is already putting everything on the line to escape her vicious drug-dealing ex's control for good—but a single sizzling moment in “Damien Evans'” arms has her wanting all the trouble he can give… He's been undercover too long and likes living dangerously too much. U.S. Marshal Parker Evans figures maybe that's why he doesn't immediately put Tabitha in custody. Sure, she's his one chance to finally take down a major drug ring. But every minute he protects this mostly innocent blonde leaves his heart all too vulnerable. And the cost of desire could be a deadly endgame…
One Touch More by Mandy Baxter is the third book in her U.S. Marshals series. These contemporary romances are heated and full of suspense. One Touch More introduces us to U.S. Marshal Parker Evans and troubled hotel manager Tabitha Martin. Sometimes falling for a bad boy ends up being a good thing.
Coffee Dates with One Touch More
- First Date: Parker Evans is former Marine and works undercover for the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Recovery unit. In the last four years he has spent more time undercover, spending his time with thugs and drug dealers. Undercover posing as, Damien Evans, he checks into a local motel for his latest sting operation involving a major drug ring. Here he meets Tabitha Martin the manager and there is instant sizzle.(Psst- Damien is HOT with his tattoos, killer grin and lickable abs)
- Second date: Damien has made contact with the perp, and low and behold, there is a tie to the hotel Tabitha manages. Sparks fly when these two are around each other but after the hot-mess her ex-boyfriend has her in Tabitha has sworn off bad-boys, well that is until Damien defends her. Damien has been undercover for so long he has lost touch with himself. He knows he should not get involved with Tabitha but unfortunately or perhaps luckily; he loses perspective whenever she is around. These two danced the tango with banter and wicked thoughts. I knew it was only a matter of when before they tangoed. The heat from these two was off the charts and Baxter will have you fanning yourself. The suspense angle is intense and you will forget to check the clock as you immerse yourself in this date.
- Third date: The suspense gets as heated as the sheets as we enter our third date. Tabitha comes clean about things, and a series of events lead to some trouble for our couple as Damien’s identity is revealed. While there is evidence of insta-love, there is no denying the attraction between these two. Baxter did a good job of slowing things down, and creating believability. We have some angst as the case and romance intertwine but it was not overdone. I like that we see growth in both as they open up and trust. The last few chapters were intense but Baxter wrapped up both the romance and the case allowing me to smile as I ended this date.
Once again, Baxter delivered and I enjoyed One Touch More. If you are looking for a heated romantic suspense then you should check out the U.S. Marshal’s series.