Clare Westbrook's pregnancy has helped solidify the Phoenix attorney's volatile relationship with homicide detective Tony Sonterra. But Tony's decision to take a federal task-force job in the small town of Dry Creek, Ariz., is pushing Clare to the limit. Still, she packs up her niece Emma and their two dogs and follows Tony.

No sooner does Clare arrive in Dry Creek than she's tossed into the middle of her best friend Loretta's marital crisis. Then someone deliberately runs her off the road. Once again Clare has placed herself right in the middle of trouble as she does her best to help a battered woman and her child. For such a small town, there is a distressingly large amount of danger and violence swirling around. To protect themselves and their unborn baby, Tony and Clare need answers fast.

This is the hugely satisfying conclusion to Miller's edgy, sexy and action-packed trilogy. Tony and Clare are stubborn and passionate individuals whose love affair has never run smoothly. No question, Miller and romantic suspense were made for each other! (Jan., 309 pp., $13.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith