Nothing has ever come easy for Lila Bailey. She's fought for every good thing in her life during every day of her 31 years. Aside from that one night with an impossible-to-deny stranger a year ago, Lila is the epitome of responsible. Steadfast. Strong. She's pulled herself out of the train wreck of her childhood, proud to be a professor at Tulane University and laying down roots in a city she's grown to love.
But when some of her female students are viciously murdered, Lila's shaken to the core and unsure of whom she can trust in New Orleans. When the police detective assigned to the murder case comes to investigate, she's even more surprised to find herself staring into the eyes of the man who made her toes curl last year.
In an attempt to move on from the tragic loss of his wife, Asher Smith moved his daughter and himself to a new city, ready for a fresh start. A damn fine police lieutenant but new to the New Orleans force, Asher has a lot to prove to his colleagues and himself. With a murderer terrorizing the Tulane University campus, Asher finds himself toe to toe with the one woman who haunts his dreams. His hands, his lips, his body know her as intimately as he's ever known anyone. As he learns her mind and heart as well, Asher wants nothing more than to keep her safe, in his bed, and in his and his daughter's lives for the long haul. But when Lila becomes the target, can Asher save her in time, or will he lose another woman he loves?
©2015 Kristen Proby (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
College Professor Lila accidentally fell into the handsome and charming Asher's lap while on a plane to New Orleans - instant chemistry, instant attraction but apologies and goodbyes were said. Fate then had them drinking in the same Bar and they eagerly and quickly picked up where they'd left off..... and took it to the next level by sharing one hot night together. But no surnames or numbers were exchanged.... which they both later sadly regretted.
Then, six months later Asher came walking back into her life but on a professional basis because he was a Police Lieutenant following up on the grizzly murders of three of her female Students. Asher knew the Killer had left notes suggesting that he was about to target Lila and his protective instincts took over.... well that an the sexual chemistry that was so obviously bubbling between them. Asher took Lila under his wing, introduced her to his sweet 10 yr old daughter, shared histories, had more sex and they quickly became a little family unit. But then the Killer struck again and it was even more gruesome than before and this time he left a chilling note that he was coming for Lila next.
This was a very sweet, touching and friendly romance, there was drama and suspense as to who the sick Killer was and if he would be able to get to Lila, there was passion and sex and a handful of secondary characters. Dual POV's, good narration and, although part of a series, it's easily a standalone.
Worth a credit? No but only because it's just 2.47 hrs long and cost a mere $3.95. I usually don't like short listens because you don't get the depth and detail to a story or they feel rushed. But, as it's one of Kristen Proby's books, I knew I was going to enjoy it whatever the length - and I wasn't wrong because she delivered on so many levels.... the characters, the storyline and the drama.
Don't read or listen to if you hate slasher stalker graffic details of murder scenes
Love this mini story that was a cross over between the with you in Seattle series and the bourdreaux series! A quick read, but still a great story!!!
This was an easy listen and one of my favorite authors.
I liked the series and will keep listening.
I really, REALLY loved Asher and Lila but, oh my goodness, talk about a dash through beautiful countryside! I wanted to slow down and savor the view but we hurtled through this at a rate of knots. I know that's the point, this is, after all, a novella but I really wanted a full length story for these two.
Great little addition to the Boudreaux series and I loved every second but I just wanted more.
The Logger's Daughter
succinct, intriguing, superb.
Loved the no-nonsense style. The story draws one in immediately and never lets go. Never a dull moment and has all the joy and suspense of a full length novel.
Loved when Lila and Casey are having a spa day... so precious.
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