Anna Kacey had faced many difficulties in her life and had carried some heavy responsibilities. When she met Senator Kenneth Levall, her world soared. At least until it collapsed. Until that fateful day when the gun she held fired, and the senator fell on the floor at her feet and died.
Undercover cop, Detective John Mentz, came into her life and fell deeply in love with Anna. He gave her reason to question her relationship with the senator, who he was investigating for drug trafficking. But as strong a woman as Anna was, she had to dig deep to find the strength to endure what followed: the murder of her sister, the destruction of her life, and lastly facing a courtroom full of people, a judge, and a jury in an effort to save the man she really loved. He had confessed to the murder of the senator in order to protect Anna from being charged with murder. It was now time for her to stand up and tell the truth.
Tollison writes without originality, but her story was interesting enough to finish the book. Her writing mechanics are better than some successful romance writers, but occasional slips in narrative modes are distracting.
Her character development fits the story overall, but the protagonists' actions do not always make sense. For example, when the female protagonist experiences a scary situation as a result of her knowing the male protagonist, she doesn't immediately inform him even though she speaks with him. She also delays visiting her sister's apartment even though she repeatedly states how worried she is. Immediate action would not have changed the plot, so why the unexplained procrastination? Sometimes the antagonist appears so briefly that his 'ownership' attitude with the heroine isn't believable.