Marriage of convenience? More like marriage of inconvenience. Especially when it turns deadly.
Ellery Cross did what she had to do to save her family from ruin. She married a man she wasn’t in love with. Worse, she married a man she knew nothing about.
But Ellery eventually learns all she needs to know about her husband. And sticking around is not an option.
As part of the Harper Security Ops self-defense and tactical training unit, Kane Ramsey spends his days teaching people how to fight back. He promises to teach Ellery the same, even if he’s the one that wants to protect her.
In a perfect world, Ellery and Kane would live happily ever after.
But she won’t be distracted by dreams of a better tomorrow. Ellery has enough to worry about right now. And getting involved with Kane would not only be foolish, it could also be deadly for both of them.
3.5 Heart Review by Ashley
A.K. Evans drew me into Ellery's plight from the first page. I found myself rooting for this strong and resilient woman to break free and find herself. It didn't hurt that she put herself in Steel Ridge and in the company of the Harper Security team.
Kane knew the first time he saw Ellery that there was something about her...he couldn't put his finger on it but he had to be in her orbit. He was thinking about her at work, outside of work...And when the details of what she had been dealing with came to light all his protective instincts came rushing to the surface.
Even though they tried to fight it, these two fell hard and fast. I loved seeing Ellery flourish, create friendships and just get to enjoy life. But her past wouldn't let go and used every manipulative tool at its disposal to get to her...
While I did find the big showdown a hair anticlimactic, I was still reading furiously because I had to know how everything would pan out. Ellery and Kane's free fall into love was had me smiling and swooning throughout. I can't wait to get back to this not so sleepy small town and see what is in store for the team next.
About the Author
A.K. Evans is a contemporary romance author of over forty published novels. While she enjoys writing a good romantic suspense novel, Andrea’s favorite books to write have been her extreme sports romances. That might have something to do with the fact that she, along with her husband and two sons, can’t get enough of extreme sports.
Before becoming a writer, Andrea did a brief stint in the insurance and financial services industry and managed her husband’s performance automotive business. That love of extreme sports? She used to drive race cars!
When Andrea isn’t writing, she can be found homeschooling her two sons, doing yoga, snowboarding, reading, or traveling with her family. She and her husband are currently taking road trips throughout the country to visit all 50 states with their boys.