Roberta Stanton had grown up a thief on the streets of Portland. Breaking into the old building had been easy, and she'd gotten away with it. Or so she thought. It had only cost her the lives of seven close friends.
Years later, now Rob found herself on the other side of the law. Tracking down a thief of millions of dollars worth of art was the least of her problems, her major pain now, was the handsome owner of that art.
Ric Derby owns the Blue Spot art galleries. Murder and a million dollar theft bring them together. A personal vendetta from a dark figure threatens them both. Retreating to the safety of the small town of Pride, Ric must fight to protect the only person he's ever truly loved.
©2012,2013,2014 Jill Sanders (P)2014 Jill Sanders
This started out with mystery, a little thrill and danger which gave it top marks for me. This was more of a suspenseful read that I come to expect when reading or listening to a book. Taking place in the lovely town of Pride that I have come to love with wonderful characters you can relate to that become your best friends. What do you do at a young age when your father is a thief? You become the best of them as he teaches you the life. For Roberta life was not easy growing up she lived a hard life as her father teaches her the trade and then got drunk and beat her. For every goal or good thing that was done he celebrated, drank and beat up on Roberta. This was her life until her early teens when he died, life got a little better for her when she became part of a gang but then they died. We than move on to her late years and all she has made of her life as she meets Ric who owns the Blue Spot art galleries. As they deal with murder, stole art and soooooooooooo much more. Come take the ride that will keep you guessing as to who did what, why and will love come of this mess.
My heart really went out to Roberta aka Rob as she takes you through her childhood to adulthood. Life isn’t getting much easier for her as she finds out who she is and how she came to be. She has come far building a wonderful career for herself in the police department who would have guessed she would have went from being a criminal to protecting those around her. Rob is a down to earth woman who gives so much to everyone. She is smart and sassy not taking any crap from anyone, she teaches young children and gives so much back. I doubt you could pick this book up and not have a strong reaction to her. She brings so much to this story as she helps Ric fight the thieves why they try to stay alive.
Ric well now he is just one handsome down to earth man who wants Rob from the first minute he sees her. After he puts his foot in his mouth things do not go so easy for him. Rob keeps him on his toes as he pushes the line trying his best to get her into his bed. I have waited a long time to read his story. He is about to find out his life isn’t so easy from family drama to women drama. Ric is going to be a character you fall in love with as you wish you could make him yours.
It is always a pleasure listening to an audio from Tanya Eby she puts life in the words the author wrote. Her many different voices are outstanding, it always amazes me that she can remember what voices go with which character throughout this series. If you listened to this series on audio starting with book 1 and not stopping until the last audio she has done all the voices for the different characters keep the same tone, accent etc throughout. If this audio was edited you cannot tell, it flows smooth throughout until the end. There are no background noises, no pauses just very nicely done that will keep you smiling or make you sad as she works her way through the trials each character must go through. I really enjoy her voice as she hits the correct emotion for what is going on in the book. She gives you many different character voices which is easy to tell between the male and females. She really does an outstanding job, I know when I pick up a book in this series she will bring these wonderful characters to life for me. I always enjoy listening to her audios.
The only issue I had with this book was you never knew just what happen between Ric parents but my guess is there is a book out there for his sister which will give me the answers I seek. This was a well thought out plot which has the suspense all throughout the book. Unlike the first books in this series from this author where I felt the suspense was pushed or maybe out of place this one is placed just right giving you an outstanding suspenseful love romance from start to finish. The author gives you humor that makes you chuckle and at times she breaks your heart with the life they have lead or the issues they still have to deal with. I have truly enjoyed this series getting to know the characters and the town of Pride. It is truly a town I would love to live in as the characters take care of their own making all new members feel part of their family. I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for the rest of this series. If you haven’t pick up any of Jill Sanders books you really should give her a try. They are all standalone but to get the full impact you really should read them in order.
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