A decorated police officer, more intent on justice than following the letter of the law, lands in trouble when a schoolteacher finds a dead body on the beach.
Officer Donovan Andrews knows how to have a good time—ask any woman in town. But when it comes to men abusing their wives or children, Donovan takes it upon himself to make them regret it.
Madeline Scott is unlucky in love. All she wants is a quiet place to heal, away from cheating, womanizing men. However, her life is far from peaceful once she stumbles across the body and witnesses someone fleeing the scene.
Terror spreads in Pleasant View when the small community hears a killer is on the loose. All evidence points to Donovan, and he realizes someone is trying to frame him. When troubling suspicions from his past surface, even fellow officers believe he’s guilty. Madeline might be the only person who can clear his name, but first he has to win her trust.
The body count rises and no one is safe. The murderer makes it clear Madeline is next. Soon, Donovan’s whole world is focused on protecting her and keeping himself out of prison. The more time he spends with her, the harder it is to fight his growing attraction. Since she’s been burned by love, convincing Madeline he’s interested in something more than hot sex may prove harder than keeping her alive.
This book got me hooked the moment I opened its pages. It is one of those books that are so hard to put down because every chapter is full of adventure and questions to drive the reader to plow on. I love Crime novels and I love Romance Novels, so Crime & Passion by Chantel Rhondeau was a great read for me.
Mixing dramatic action, romance, and a killer on the loose made this one book that was hard to put down. With lots of twists and turns, and several characters who were `suspicious’, there are many potential suspects to keep you engaged in this book. I enjoyed Crime & Passion very much. The author put the romance and suspense together in a perfect harmony!
All in all, this was a great story. I can’t wait to read more books authored by Chantel Rhondeau.
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