Rochelle Alers is back in fine form with the eighth in her Hideaway Legacy series with Joshua and Vanessa Kirkland's son.
When Michael Blanchard Kirkland makes a decision he sticks with it. He's in transition from military man to civilian when he meets social worker Jolene Walker. Distrustful of men, she is still recovering from her twin sister's violent death at the hands of an abusive husband. Michael is certain she's his "mate for life," but Jolene needs some convincing.
When Jolene's life is threatened, Michael vows to protect her. Jolene finally succumbs to her feelings for Michael, realizing that he is a man of his word.
Ms. Alers stays true to the history established in the previous seven books of the series. Her attention to detail and extensive character development make Michael and Jolene's story, and their passion, come alive. Warning: Do not start this book at bedtime, because you won't get any sleep until it is finished! (Feb., 384 pp., 6.99)