Author: Nancy Gideon
Read copy: eBook
Published: April 1, 2007
Arsonist hunter Alexander Caufield was the best. Ruthless, relentless, he always found a way to uncover the truth. For years, he was obsessed with finding the firebug who'd framed his father. Now his investigation pointed to the Parrish family, and he wanted justice...and revenge. But when Xander met the bold, brash and beautiful Melody Parrish, it wasn't long before he fell for her, and hard. A firejumper and daredevil pilot, the woman courted danger and, suddenly, he had a life-and-death decision to make. To set his father free, would he ruin the woman he loved?
What a ‘weird’ little story—especially in the character department—but surprisingly good. Both H/h had emotional issues, loads of baggage, and quite a few ‘masking’ techniques and they were absolutely great together. Oh, the tension, oh, the attraction, oh, the sexy scenes...But they kept pushing each other away, pulling each other closer, pushing each other away...Make up your mind people!
Also, great suspense sub-plot. Murder attempts, arson, trying to burn people alive, trying to blow up people...And the real villain came as a complete surprise. Good one, Ms. Gideon.
This was a great little story once I got used to the whole push-pull, emotional baggage laden main relationship.
On a side note; I never thought of high-tops as particularly sexy footwear, but somehow black high-tops with dangling laces on Xander truly seemed the height of hotness.