Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.
Though Striker's now living on the right side of the law, he's convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he's the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.
Margo is a wedding dress designer who winds up as a jury member for a gruesome 6 week trial of a dangerous mobster. All she wants to do is find the man guilty and be on with her life but after a courtroom threat she instead, finds herself being protected by Lamar Jennings. She doesn't appreciate that her uncle has hired a bodyguard for her like she can't take care of herself at 26 but the alternative is to move back home with him and his current mistress. The second Margo and "Striker" meet the fireworks are undeniable.
This was a fantastic read. I loved the fact that there were times where I was really caught off guard. I actually requested this on my "wish list" on NetGalley and was super psyched when I was picked to receive an ARC. I have only read 1 or 2 other books by Brenda Jackson but so many of my friends love her that I had to give it a shot. I can honestly say that I am a fan. I am even reading her series featuring the Grangers (this book is a sort of spinoff from that series).