Review: Crime and Passion by Marie Ferrarella
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Silhouette Intimate Moments
Heat: Saucy ~ Release Date: November 2003 ~ Series: Cavanaugh Justice #2
No sooner did number-crunching dynamo Ilene O’Hara uncover fraud in her company than she needed protection for herself and the son she’d been hiding from detective Clay Cavanaugh, a man she still loved. When Clay appeared as their protector, she wondered if the truth would destroy their fiery connection — or bind them forever?
Clay had the reputation of being a ruthless law enforcer — and a Casanova. After Ilene, he ensured that love never entered the equation again. But now, years later, she needed his help. As the forbidden attraction between witness and protector raged out of control, Clay could tell she was keeping a secret from him. But would it stop him from taking the ultimate risk?
CAVANAUGH JUSTICE: When the law and passion collide, this family learns the ultimate truth — that love takes no prisoners!
– Another winner from Marie Ferrarella. Clay is the oldest Cavanaugh offspring and the most serious but in his case still waters run deep. He’s a typical ‘guy’, bad at expressing his emotions and he’s allowed his job as a police Detective to become his entire life. Ilene is every woman, only wanting to make a living and raise her son in peace but there’salways a Bad Guy running around to muck things up. I call these the Cracker Jack characters because you always know you’re going to get one in a romantic suspense book.
Crime and Passion is a well-written, suspenseful and engrossing book that kept me turning the pages until late at night. Ana, www.ireadromance.com