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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes you have to risk it all.

Emma Wright has finally escaped the dangerous man who's controlled her every move for the past six years. Taking her 5-year-old son, she has fled across the country seeking freedom, safety, and a fresh start. But Max's father isn't giving them up so easily.

Preston Holman understands the lengths a parent will go for his child. He's given up everything to pursue the man he believes killed his son.

When Preston meets Emma, he wants nothing to do with her or the boy who reminds him so much of his own child. Yet he can't abandon them, and as he's drawn into the danger that surrounds them, Preston begins to wonder if he's finally found something to live for beyond revenge.

Don't miss this dramatic new story from the author of Cold Feet!

©2005 Brenda Novak
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Critic Reviews

"Novak knows how to relate a suspenseful tale." (Publishers Weekly)
"Strongly defined characters, sizzling sexual tension, and a tautly constructed plot steeped in danger blend brilliantly together in Novak's exceptionally intense, powerfully emotional novel of romantic suspense." (Booklist)

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  • Julie
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • 08-03-05

Great listen!

This book was great to listen to and it kept me very interested. The characters were believable and once you got use to the narrators voice it was very good. She did great impressions of men, a child and her Spanish was very good. The story itself held your interest and intrigue although I did grimace at the abuse in the story although that was part of the story and I don't see how it could have been cut out. All in all the book deserves 4 1/2 stars!!

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

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Suspenseful

This book kept me engaged with its close calls and fairly well-developed characters. The son's diabetes was integral to the story and I learned a lot about the disease. The themes of spousal abuse and obsession with revenge were credible. The love scenes were steamy but not overly explicit. The reader's voice sounds a little child-like at first, but I quickly got used to it. The only jarring note was the way any non-essential female character was made to sound like a little girl from deep Texas!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great Book

I enjoyed this book. I thought it was well written and can appreciate the issues that diabets have.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • Chesterland , OH, USA
  • 07-21-06

Predictable but good

The heroine is resourceful but needs a man to help her out. The hero is afraid of committment but ends up committing. The ex is really nasty. The good guys win. Entertaining and well done, but quite predictable.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great book!

This was my introduction book to Audible and it got me hooked. I listen in my car while commuting and found it hard to not bring it in and listen at home on the weekends. Great story!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Ruth
  • Cape Cod, MA
  • 06-14-07

good read

This is a good read, despite the fact that you sometimes want to skake the heroine for not being smarter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Daena
  • ewa beach, HI, United States
  • 09-08-05

Loved it!

I could barely pull myself away from it. It kept me on the edge of my seat through out the whole story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ole
  • Georgetown, TN, USA
  • 10-30-05

Not even good enough to be considered 'fluff'

This book was listed in the mystery section of Audible new releases or I would not have considered purchasing it at all. It is the silliest, most insipid excuse for any kind of mystery, and is without any merit that I can see at all. The story could be written by a tweleve year old and would probably be better written as it would leave out all the simpering, long, adoring looks, and whinning on the part of the 'heroine'. Please don't waste your book credit on this unless you are into mindless pratter.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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unexpectedly good

I randomly came across this book and got it. Honestly i was expecting it to be extremely cheesy and lame. But the story was gripping from the beginning. i love the characters and the story flow was perfect. The only thing I hated was the music in between EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER. It was distracting and annoying. I really wish it wasn't like that. But otherwise...it was a great read.

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Didn't want to put it down. A must read

If you suspense, drama and romance this the book for you. It is fast paced and keeps you on the edge.