Title: Break for Me
Author: Shiloh Walker
My Rating: B+
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Secrets & Shadows #.6
Main Characters: Jensen and Dean
Release Date: May 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Jensen Bell had twelve happy years before her her mother disappeared and her whole world went to pieces. Since then, she's become a cop—one who takes great pride in her work, and in helping keep others safe. The saving grace in her own life has been Dean West, the only man who can make her burn with desire and help her through her burdens. But when a shocking discovery turns her life upside-down, even being wrapped in Dean’s arms might not be enough to keep her out of harm's way…
This is the second book/novella in the novella prequels to this new series by Shiloh Walker. I highly recommend that you read all three of the novellas in order because although they follow different characters (tied together by three siblings), they also follow the mystery of disappearance of those characters' mother 15 years ago.
This book is about Jensen, a cop, and Dean, a DA. The nature of their jobs often has them at cross-purposes, but these two have been circling each other for a while (like years) now. Honestly, this book is really about the mom. Yes, the two have a new relationship, but I was amazed at how quickly they settled into that. You could tell this was a novella just in the speed in how quickly that happened. But other than that, I did enjoy this one. I liked both characters. They had great chemistry and were really, really hot in the bedroom...and up against the door...and on the floor. ;o)
There were some interesting turns in the mother's story. Some that are going to have heartbreaking consequences in the two main characters for the final novella. I can't wait to read it.
I love romantic suspense and Shiloh Walker does it really well. While these novellas are pretty light on the suspense story, they hold a great mystery about how it all played out fifteen years ago when the mother disappeared. I'm loving getting to know this small town and can't wait to delve into the full-length novels of the series. But first, the final novella...Chrissie's story...the baby of the family. And Guy...poor Guy.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.