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Alvarez Security AgencyFormer Special Forces brother-in-arms now working together to provide an elite security service in the southern city of Richland.Tony Alvarez, former Special Forces Captain, now owns his own security agency. Once destroyed by loss and grief, his business is his life. Working to keep others safe, he safeguards his heart as well. Until he met her. SherAlvarez Security AgencyFormer Special Forces brother-in-arms now working together to provide an elite security service in the southern city of Richland.Tony Alvarez, former Special Forces Captain, now owns his own security agency. Once destroyed by loss and grief, his business is his life. Working to keep others safe, he safeguards his heart as well. Until he met her. Sherrie Mullins had been rescued by Tony a year earlier as part of a mission. But to her…he was the prince she had always wanted. A paralegal and CASA worker with a penchant for getting into trouble when helping others, she would need his rescuing more than once. Tony had to prove to Sherrie that she was more than a mission to him to win the beautiful woman’s trust. Determined to not lose another love he calls upon his brothers, Alvarez Security, to save her when her investigations threaten her safety....

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Tony Reviews

  • Gi's Spot Reviews
    2019-04-21 15:31

    Basic InfoStandalone or Part of a Series: (view spoiler)[Part of a series, but can be read as a Standalone (hide spoiler)]MF, Ménage, etc.:(view spoiler)[M/F (hide spoiler)]POV:(view spoiler)[Multiple POV (hide spoiler)]Triggers: (view spoiler)[Five years previous to the story, as is shown in prologue, H had a wife and baby who were killed in a car accident. Sherrie was physically assaulted and threatened. The is also descriptive abuse and situations that are rape in my mind. None of them involve the MCs, but the villains.(hide spoiler)]Cheating: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]Descriptive Sex with OW/OM: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]HEA:(view spoiler)[HEA (hide spoiler)]Safety Gang Notes:(view spoiler)[Age: Sherrie is 26. Tony's age is not mentioned.Push and Pull:H pushes h away, pretending he doesn't feel anything for her for a year, because for him:“What...what do I have to offer a woman like that? I loved once. You were there. Nearly broke me. Can’t do that again, and she deserves better than a man who hasn’t got much left to give”But after some events, I realizes it's worth the risk of pain of loss, so he gives in to his feelings. Sexual Past:Tony was not celibate after his wife's death."He allowed himself to get off when he needed anonymous sex, but could not remember the last time he had trouble controlling his dick.""His bed. He realized that he had not had a woman in his bed since his wife had died. The few times he sought company to take care of his needs, he had followed the woman from the bar to her place. No ties. No recriminations. Just two people who knew the score."The h was a virgin."Her sister used sex as a way to escape. And to score drugs. And as power. Hell, she used sex for everything except love. Sherrie decided early on that her body would only be given to someone special."Condoms:Their fist time ( her first time ever) they forgot the condom. After he says he is clean, and she says she trusts him. For some time after that they always use them, and after a while they aren't mentioned anymore. (hide spoiler)]Personal OverviewTony and Sherrie, met around a year before when he salved her after being kidnapped. They felt instant attraction to one another, but both downplayed it, and pretended it wasn't there. Tony because of the demons of his past, and Sherrie, because she thought he didn't feel it, and that she wasn't good enough for him, her hero. Sherrie realizes he has demons but doesn't mind, she just wants a chance to help him overcome them.I don’t mind you having a past, but if I can’t have all of you...“I want you Tony. But I want all of you. I deserve all of you. Not just the little part that you’re willing to give to me.” I want more than friendship."Tony on the other end, doesn't want to allow himself to love again, because he doesn't want to suffer the pain of loss again. But like it is said him various times,“Life without pain, isn’t really living.”.When she discovers his secret, (view spoiler)[( that he was married with a baby, that are deceased)(hide spoiler)] she thinks she really doesn't stand a chance, and needs to forget him.I’m a poor girl from a foster background with a dead, fucked-up druggie sister who had threatened his friends. I’m not good enough. I’ll never be good enough. It looks like he had perfect. I am nowhere near perfect.Wiping her face, she realized that it was time to cut Tony loose. Time to let go of the idea of them together. Time to move on.But that is short lived, and he decides to take a chance, and then tells her his story and says he wants to try to find happiness again with her.He wants me? Us together? Am I enough to help him? What if I agree and my heart gets broken? Can two people, who seem to be broken help each other become whole again?“Sherrie, you’re the only woman I’ve ever been interested in since...Marla. I’ve tried so hard to not be attracted to you. To not want you. Hell, to not like you. But I’m tired of fighting the feelings I have.”“Oh, no, darlin’. I want to see your eyes when I tell you exactly how it will be. What we did last night was no casual fuck for me and I thought you knew that. But seeing the doubt on your face right now, means I didn’t do a good job getting that across and that’s on me. So, I’ll set you straight right now. As far as I’m concerned, we’re now a couple. This weekend has shown me that I can be happy again. And I want to be happy again. And that happiness can only be with you.”Of course it is easier said then done, and Tony still holds back, unconsciously, and something happens that makes all the doubts swirling in Sherrie's head come to light, and she thinks he will never be able do give all of himself.I love him so much Charisse. If you were here you’d be drooling over him and telling me to go for it. I just want something...something that’s all mine. I don’t mind that he has a past. I hurt for his loss, but I’m not jealous of his deceased wife. But Charisse, I want all of him. Not to be the shadow of what he had.But thanks to his father's advise he is able to find peace in his decision, and became more sure than ever that Sherrie is his future.“I...I spent so much time after Marla and Sofia died thinking that that was it for me. I’d loved. I’d become a father. And I lost it all. One fuckin’ phone call and it was all gone. I wasn’t prepared to ever...feel again.”“You and I loved good women. I got to have mine a helluva lot longer than yours. And I got to see my child become an adult. You got gypped out of both of those things. But son, that don’t mean your life is over. You can love again and that don’t take one goddamn thing away from what you and Marla had. You’re a good man with a lot of love to give, if you’ll just allow yourself to give it. It also means that you know a good thing when you find it.”(Tony's Dad to him)Then he just had to show her what he truly felt, tearing down her insecurities for good, and never doubting her role in her life again.“You were partially right at the cemetery. I did love Marla and when she and Sofia died, I died with them. I planned on staying single the rest of my life ’cause I figured I had loved once and something like that just can’t come along more than once in a lifetime. But I was wrong. I’ve been fighting my feelings for you since I first saw you and when we finally got together up in the mountains, I was willing to go all the way with you. Then it all got fucked up when you heard me say her name in my sleep. But baby, it wasn’t what you thought.”(...)“I had a dream that night and yes, Marla was in it. But baby, you have to believe me. She was letting me go, knowing that I was ready. As much as I had feelings for you, there was still the past holding me back. But that night, Sherrie babe, she told me to be happy with you.”(...)“Baby, you’re no replacement. I’ve loved and lost. But if I’m lucky enough to find love again, then I’m grabbing it for all it’s worth and hanging on.”“’ve found love again?” she asked, her voice shaky.A smile slowly curved his lips as he leaned in for a kiss. The soft touching of lips. The gentle promise of a future. “Yeah, Sherrie. I love you.” Touching her lips again, he leaned back saying, “Please tell me I’m not too late. Please say I still have a chance with you.”It was a lovely story, and surprisingly Tony's past didn't put me of as Gabe's manwhoring ways (I'm already dreading the next book, with the über horn-dog Vinny). I found the subplot of the child sex trafficking or child labor trafficking well developed as well as informative and pointing down and creating awareness for issues very social conscient.

  • ~Nichole~Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
    2019-04-24 20:16

    Once Tony woke up and gave life a 2nd chance I really fell hard for him. Sherry was very insecure in the beginning but thankfully she grew to accept Tonys love. I adore all the friends and how everyone is right there when needed. Sweetest epilogue ever

  • Maryann Jordan
    2019-03-28 13:05

    I loved writing this book. Two people, destined to be together, fight their feelings. Tony Alvarez is the owner of Alvarez Security but he is the second book in the series. Tony and Sherrie needed time for their story to unfold. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it.

  • Astraycat
    2019-04-22 20:29

    Ok read. I liked first half of this book when H was struggling for his feelings to h and overcame his sad past, and I liked to read how he and h became closer.However, I gradually lost interest of the last half part because this book's focus turned to h's work case and some of H's cases. I knew a good book needed sth more than H and h's relationship, but I just felt that when H and h declared their love to each other already, this story seemed have no need to keep going. Besides, the case itself had no personal connection with h at all, just one of her job.All I could say was that this book had potential but it would be better if it was shorter.

  • RCK
    2019-03-25 14:11

    SOME SPOILERSI usually avoid books where the H/h have a deceased love but a fellow goodreads friend (Gp - I'm looking at you ;)) stated in her review that it didn't seem as thought he was still in love but moreso was scared to move on because of his fear of losing again.The ex was mentioned a few times but it wasn't overbearing so it didn't seem as though hero was settling so the deceased wife didn't bother me too much. I enjoyed the first half of the book when the couple aren't yet together but clearly have feelings but once they got together (exchange the I love yous etc.) the book definitely dragged and to me got boring so I skimmed a lot.

  • Victoria
    2019-04-09 16:08

    3.0 RATING

  • Yesenia Gonzalez
    2019-04-07 14:17

    I felt so bad for tony, losing both his wife and child. I was happy he found love again took him a year to get his head out of his ass.

  • ~`*Ella Lee*`~
    2019-03-25 13:13

    Great # 2 in this series (I do recommend reading # 1 first to fully appreciate everything going on).Tony is the owner of Alvarez Security and the leader among his group of Alpha friends.His story is tragic and literally makes you cry when you read it and everything that came to pass with it.Sherrie is a great heroine who is smart, funny and unfortunately related to trouble that follows her around.Tony is (from book 1) immediately drawn to the h and apparently they had met in a period of time that the details weren't in the books So he'd rescued her before. She feels like all he is doing is just constantly trying to save her.It is a little too sweet for the person that doesn't have a sweet tooth in romance, but the story and characters are captivating enough that its easy to over look once you get into the story. Overall the story is very entertaining, sexy and full of alpha goodness,

  • Mary
    2019-04-19 13:15

    Tony is such a strong, confident man yet he is hiding from life after his heart is crushed. It was a joy getting to experience the true depth of emotion that Tony maintained, we know him as this tough military guy that keeps emotion out of his missions and is very focused and driven. When he rescues Sherrie, she puts a crack in the walls he's maintained to hide from life. As he tries to stay away we get inside his head to learn what happened to make him avoid love and happiness which is pretty horrific given his drive to protect. Will Sherrie ever knock down his walls? Sherrie loves Tony but he keeps pushing her away. She's survived a crazy childhood and then loses her last family member so she escapes to a cabin for the weekend for some solitude. What happens when Tony decides to follow? At the same time, Maryann Jordan gives a great suspense story that involves Tony and Sherrie and bringing in the crew we met in Gabe's book.

  • Kimber
    2019-04-09 15:14

    This was an absolutely amazing book! I love that Maryann's books are all connected together. They are a real joy to read.Tony has a past that he has not been able to let go of for years. Because of his past he has been unable to love a woman he has wanted for a year. He continually fights his attraction to her.Sherrie had to grow up fast. Her sister was all she had left and she felt she had to do anything to help her. Because of this she meets the man of her dreams. But he keeps her at arms length at all costs. She doesn't understand it and decides that after her sister passed away she would take her boss up on an offer to take a mini vacation to a cabin. What she didn't know we as there was a snow storm coming.Will the storm bring them together or will they finally let one another go?

  • Noelle
    2019-04-21 14:10

    5 stars!Favorite quotes:"I've waited forever for someone like you. No, not like you. Just you.""...He watched her smile and felt the piercing in his chest once again. Right over his heart...""Leaning back, their gazes locked as words went unspoken. Words of grief relieved. Words of healing hearts. Words of futures promised. Unnecessary words only because they both knew them in their hearts.""...Jesus, fuck. She's truly mine...""Sighing, he continued. 'I don't wannna just exist anymore. You make me want to...feel again.'""...I want this. Every night. Forever...""Let's get home, baby. I want to show you just how much you've saved me and I sure as hell can't do it on the side of the road.""Leaning down, he touched his lips to hers. A whisper of a kiss. But one with meaning. Heart. Soul. Forever."

  • Sandi
    2019-03-27 19:04

    Another amazing story by MaryAnn Jordan. I was excited to read Tony's story. Tony is a gorgeous alpha male who runs a security business and he met Sherrie after he had to rescue her. Sherrie keeps finding herself in situations that require rescuing and Tony is the one to save her. They have a lot of chemistry but can he get let go of the past to move on to have a future with Sherrie. This is a beautiful love story with some suspense and mystery. It was one of those books that I didn't want to put down, I was hooked and looking forward to the next great book from Ms. Jordan.

  • Monique
    2019-04-20 20:14

    I was given an arc from the author gor an honest review...First thing I have been waiting for a while now to read about Tony Alvarez's story. Now I am in love with it... Maryann Jordan did an amazing job writing this story so much emotion and love... it was well written and i like how you could feel the love or the pain thw characters were feeling just by reading it. its a great book so far its my favorite of the Alvarez Secruity series... I think I just found my new book boyfriend... my new favorite alpha....

  • Mish
    2019-03-26 21:11

    my only problem was at some moment Sherrie self safe was just annoying

  • Jamila Giel
    2019-04-10 17:26

    I loved this book and loved that all Maryann's books are connected together. Beautiful story of second chance. Can't wait for more of this series.

  • Lori
    2019-04-04 14:08

    3.5 stars

  • Holly Noelle
    2019-04-14 16:31

    Okay, I was waiting for Tony's book for a long time. I met Tony back when I read the series that follows this one (I wish I had not read them out of order) and then again in the earlier series. It feels like it took forever to find out his story, but it was worth the wait.Tony and Sherrie met back in Love's Trusting, when the team had to save Suzanne. Sherrie was caught in the crossfires of her sister, desperate to save the girl that was sucked into drugs and chaos. While BJ raced to save Suzanne, Tony brought Sherrie out, immediately caught up in such a pretty face. However, their meeting was short lived and they parted ways.Over the course of a year Sherrie would see Tony at events - and each time he looked more upset to see her. Knowing he didn't like her, she avoided him the best she could, keeping her crush to herself. As a foster kid from the wrong side of the tracks, she's used to men not being interested in her. Except Tony is very interested.Tony's life hasn't been the same since he lost his wife and daughter to a car accident. Prepared to spend the rest of his life alone, he doesn't plan on meeting Sherrie. She's the first woman to make his heart race since his wife. Unable to make sense of these feelings, he avoids her and stares from afar, often times acting callous towards her. But when he finds out that Sherrie, grief-stricken over the loss of her sister, has gone to a cabin when a snow storm is coming, he can't help but follow her. He just wants to make sure she's safe. Yep. That's it.Being with a widower is one of the hardest types of relationship. Unlike a divorcee, a widower likely still loves their former spouse. In Tony's case, he never fell out of love with his wife and certainly loved his daughter. Sherrie knows that fighting a ghost is impossible, but she can't stand the thought of letting him go. I thought this was handled very well. It wasn't glossed over and it wasn't overdone. It felt like she wrote this book with a level of compassion a lot of romance writers don't have. She didn't make Sherrie resentful - she made her open to being the second love to a man. She didn't make Tony act like he was cheating on his dead wife - he acted like a man ready to live again.I cried multiple times reading this book. My emotions were all over with this one and it's easily one of my favorites by Jordan and one of my favorite books ever. As for Tony - SWOON!!

  • Denise Van plew
    2019-04-15 15:13

    Have always been intrigued by Tony and now this author has given us the readers some answers with a dynamic romantic suspense that it is woven into. Since this security company has been mentioned before it is always good to know the boss because then you get to know the heart of the company. Let this author take you on his journey as he gets to through the power of love get filled up to the brim by one special lady. It is opened up by one powerful prologue filling us in on his past that will explode in you many emotions. Then you are at one of his men's wedding reception watching one beautiful woman-Sherrie. having encountered her before when she tried to help her messed up sister she had been in danger that they then had to rescue. She notices hoping that this time he would finally notice her. She thinks he hates her. Funny they both are drawn to each other but for their own reasons not getting it together. She now is a paralegal who will be helping with some foster care cases that would down the road with one case in particular bring her very close to danger. But before I get ahead of myself you will be given the juicy tidbit that open up the doors for these two to finally start that path of building a relationship that of course will not be without its obstacles. Since too having been waiting to see the heart of Tony and what he keeps hidden now to be exposed, he ranks right up there with chocolate I sat back and found immense pleasure in the ride. Perfect amount of intrigue and danger in between the romance that this author has given a perfect combination in what we search for in a novel that when you are finished it will be hard to pick another one quite so soon. Love will repair these two making them whole together as one but leaving you kinda jealous of how good it is. Received a copy for a honest review.

  • Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
    2019-04-06 19:04

    Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆Sometimes, if you are lucky, you may be given a second chance to find your HEA! In this second book in The Alvarez Security Agency Series written by Maryann Jordan, her main character is given that chance! Tony Alvarez served his country as a leader of an elite group of men in the armed service. While serving abroad, his wife and baby daughter were killed in a freak car accident. When Tony left the military, he formed a security agency and employed many of his former team members. On one of their missions, Tony helped rescue a woman that changed his life with one look. Sherrie Mullins marked him without even trying and Tony fines himself watching her and wondering if she is his second chance at happiness and love!From the time Tony rescued her, Sherrie saw him as the man of her dreams. Sherrie wants to have someone to belong to and be hers. When Tony continues to ignore her and her sister’s death, she decides to get away for a while. Her boss offers her his family’s cabin for the weekend and she takes off. Tony follows her when he learns she has left during a storm. This is the beginning of their story, read and find out what happens. You will not be disappointed!Hero: Tony Alvarez 4.5 starsHeroine: Sherrie Mullins 4.5 starsSteam: 4.5 stars Plot: 4.5 stars Cliffhanger: NoTony: Alvarez Security SeriesMaryann Jordan

  • T.M. Payne
    2019-03-25 15:03

    Book: Tony: Alvarez Security Series (Alvarez Security #2)Author: Maryann JordanPublication Date: 5/31/2015Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts My Rating: 5 Stars REVIEW Tony Alvarez is the owner of Alvarez Security Agency. Tony carries in his soul the loss of his wife and daughter. Although it was many years ago he still has not let go. Sherrie is a good friend of Jennifer and some of the other women who are married to Tony’s buddies. He has rescued her two times now. He wants to be near her but something holds him back. Sherrie takes it as him not wanting her or that she is not good enough. Well all that is about to change. Sherrie goes off to her boss’s cabin during a snow storm but she is not alone and she soon discovers this while relaxing in the tub. Things happen between them and although Sherrie has no regrets, she is not sure what Tony thinks. Back in town many things are going down. One they have a kid trafficking ring to deal with and yes much to Tony’s dislike his Sherrie is right in the middle of it all so not only does he have a mission to deal with but keeping the woman he loves safe. Is Tony prepared for the shock awaiting him?Fantastic second book in this series and I can’t wait to find out who gets their story next. I was gifted a copy of this book for my honest review and I am so glad I got to read it. Maryann Jordan

  • Lynn Smith
    2019-04-01 17:31

    I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Second book in the Alvarez Security series. Tony the owner of the Alvarez Security company has watched Sherrie for a year now. Well mostly he just glares at her. Everyone around them knows he is attracted to her. yet he won't take that first step. Sherrie just don't get him. She has wanted him from the first time they met. But nothing is going to happen. She is convinced he doesn't see her that way.I have loved Tony since he was introduced in a earlier book. Alpha male, never seeming to need anyone. You just knew there was more to him then meets the eye. I have been waiting patiently to hear his story. His story was quite different then what I had thought in my head. Sherrie has also been a characters in past books but you don't really get to know her until this one. She is a strong women that has had a hard life and she has overcame so much. Even if she never has Tony she just goes on with her life and dreams. I have read Maryann's books from her first one. While the characters do appear in each book. Even across series they are standalone books. You will have no problem reading it. Yet reading them in order you get to know the characters and their personalities. You find yourself wrapped up in their lives. Like they are personal friends. If you loved alpha males, mystery and suspense and some steamy hot sex scenes this is the book for you.

  • Kristy
    2019-04-06 15:26

    This felt like a really long book... I thought it was almost finished and then a new arc was added and it kept going. That being said, the author can write. The issues I had with this books were something the editor should have fixed. The storyline was interesting enough and I really liked the characters, but the editing really let this book down. There was a number of superfluous paragraphs that made the book feel longer, but added nothing to the storyline. There were changes in POV that were hard to keep up with. In some instances it changed 3 or 4 times within a chapter, without warning. The thing that annoyed me the most was the heroine's constant "eye snapping." That is not a thing! Yes, eyes can snap open or closed, but eyes snapping? That's called blinking! If it was used once I'd forgive it, but it was used repeatedly. There are many other really minor issues, but when added together it made reading the book more tedious than it would've otherwise been.

  • Pyper Diangelo
    2019-04-01 17:24

    "I've waited forever for someone like you. No, not like you. Just you."Be still my heart! Poor Tony's own heart is burdened & all but numb with the death of his wife and child. Where as Sherri is a tender heart Paralegal who case works for children services. They have already met once in Gabe's story when he had to save her from her sister He felt the pull but ignored it and now once again she needs a hero! I love how they want each other to take the first step. The build up is great, a sweet story from both sides. I adore Tony so much more than I thought I would. Which was a nice surprise. The character building has improved from book one, I remember reading some reviews snarking on this issue. Which, I myself didn't find it to be one. I love the world and build of the series thus far. So much feels in this book. I didn't want it to stop, was torn between plowing through to get to the end and savoring the story so it wouldn't end.

  • Becky Cox
    2019-03-27 19:23

    I was gifted a copy for an honest review.This is my first book by Maryann Jordan. Tony is an ex-military owner of a security company with a long ago broken heart.Sherrie is a gung ho but naive paralegal and case worker for children services.They met about a year prior to this book when Tony saved her from an unfortunate situation involving her drug addicted sister. He was attracted to her but never made a move and just watched her from afar. Sherrie has had a crush on him since they met as well, but thinks he doesn't like her because of the distant he places between them.There is an interesting mystery intermingled with Tony and Sherrie's story. Ms. Jordan delivered love, angst, mystery and comedy...oh yeah and some hot sex scenes. Love a strong male character and Tony definitely delivers.Thanks for a good read.Reviewed for Jo&IsaLovesBooks Blog

  • Kerry
    2019-04-21 20:30

    I liked this book better than book 1, but I still had a few problems with it. First, I felt like the writing flowed better with this story, and the dialogue didn't seem as awkward as book 1. I also enjoyed the character development better in this book. However, parts it just didn't feel realistic. I understand that they had been fighting their attraction for each other for over a year, but it just seemed like a switch was flipped and all of a sudden he is thinking about marriage. I did mostly like the story and will be reading the next installment.

  • Andrea Britton
    2019-04-05 15:04

    Tony Alvarez is one character who will stick with you for some time. Sherrie Mullens needs Tony in her world. When the two come together it is hot hot hot!! Damn, this book kept my attention for most of the day! Great flow, sexy scenes and two characters who were made for each other. Maryann Jordan has done it again! Suspense and great characters. I can't wait for the next one. Highly recommended.

  • Marie Mckenney
    2019-04-17 20:23

    Love these books.Love this story of Tony and Sherrie. Both of them have had terrible losses in the past. Tony's loss keeps him afraid to love again. Sherrie's last loss was recent. They are attracted to each other but Tony is afraid. Once they get together the emotional ups and down are enjoyable. Love the fact that all the other friends are included in this book. Their love is awesome and so is this book. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Jalina
    2019-04-12 20:03

    Tony and Sherrie are so cuteBoth so afraid to love and they've been dancing around one another for a year. He's afraid of losing love and she is scared she's not good enough for him. But their love has sizzling chemistry and true companionship. Really good writing and very in depth with the storyline!

  • Anita Olsen-englebright
    2019-03-28 21:14

    Another wonderful book by an amazing author. We finally learn what in Tony's past made him so afraid to let others into his world. In this book two scared souls find their other halves. Highly recommend this book if you like strong alpha men with hearts of gold and the strong women who captures the heir hearts.

  • Carrie
    2019-04-11 20:29

    I'd been waiting for Tony and Sherrie's story since meeting them in Love's Trusting, and Maryann did not disappoint! Excellent read and definitely five stars! Romantic, sweet, steamy and just the right amount of suspense. Overall, this is a really really fantastic book! Every book by Maryann is amazing. Grab one today!