PROTECTOR’S TEMPTATION (4.5) by Marilyn Pappano: AJ Decker and Masiela Leal were partners in the Dallas Police Department. When Masiela went on to law school, AJ felt betrayed and when she had insisted her first client was innocent of murder, he wouldn’t listen or look at the evidence, instead taking the word of the arresting detectives. But now, someone is threatening her life, and Masiela is sure it’s the same detectives who made the case against her client. AJ, now living in Georgia, is asked to hide her at his house. He wants to refuse because he’s still bitter about her choices. But if she’s hurt, AJ knows he would never forgive himself. When the danger comes to them, they have to learn to trust each other completely, or die. A good mystery combines with a great romance for a fantastic book.