For former Secret Service agent Eve Garrett, the late-night call from wealthy teenager Tiffany Clayborne is a reminder of a case gone bad. Although Eve saved her life during a kidnapping, Tiffany's billionaire father had Eve fired. Still, the two women bonded, so when Tiffany asks Eve to meet her, she does. But when Eve is almost killed at their meeting, she gets very concerned about Tiffany's safety.

To her disgust, Eve learns that Tiffany's reclusive father has hired P.I. Mac McClain to find his supposed "runaway" daughter. Mac and Eve were teenage lovers and his callous abandonment left scars. Mac knows he's made a lot of mistakes in his life and seeing Eve again just confirms it. As the two compete to find Tiffany, they begin to suspect that she's in real danger. And death threats shadow Eve.

Book two in Gerard's hot Bodyguards series crackles with sexual tension, dark drama and thrills. The baggage between Eve and Mac is enormous, so overcoming it is suitably challenging. Gerard is quickly proving that she's a player in the romantic suspense genre. (Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith