Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Paperback
Published: June 5, 2008
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when an unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, defusing powderkeg situations with a talent for knowing when to give in--and when to jump in and take action. It's satisfying work--and sometimes those skills come in handy at home dealing with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old, Carly.
It's exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After observing her coax one of his employees down from a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. She's used to working solo, but Phoebe's discovering that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length.
And when she's grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her--in her own precinct house--Phoebe can't help but be deeply shaken. Then threatening messages show up on her doorstep, and she's not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye?
Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear...before she becomes the final showdown.
Do it to me one more time, once is never enough...
Okay, the song has nothing to do with the book, but this part of the lyrics describe very well, what I think of when I finish a NR book (and it's not about the sex, get your minds out of the gutter, it's the simple fact that once I finish one I want to immediately start the next - on(c)e is never enough).
This one was no different. The strong heroine, a strong, supportive, funny and sexy hero, great plot, wonderful writing, gripping suspense, and a twisted villain.
Loved it and now I want to read another. If only I could decide which one. ;)