Having read several Sandra Brown’s novels, this seemed a bit different and I liked it. A rugged Texas Ranger Crawford Hunt that was fighting for custody of his daughter after the death of his wife from his wife’s parents. You are taken with the soft spot of his dedication to his daughter but also there is an appeal to his no nonsense approach to right and wrong. He has no red tape when it comes to bringing the bad guys in. It all comes to a head when Hunt is in court for his custody hearing when a masked gunman penetrates the proceeding killing the bailiff with the intend to kill the Judge Holly. Crawford without thinking jumps into action to apprehend the gunman and that is where the dominos start to fall.
With no ruling on his case with this 5 year old daughter, Crawford is determined to approach the Judge to establish why her life would be in danger and with all the emotions of his daughter and the attempt on her life, the chemistry is instant. Another set of dominos start to fall.
For me there was too much sexual tension that took away from the why and the who of the plot. Why the attempt? What is at stake?
Likeable characters with the Judge keeping the integrity of her court and Hunt with his fly off the cuff approach.
A Special Thank You to Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.