Thursday, January 17, 2013

Forever Hers by E.B. Walters

Title: Forever Hers
Series: Fitzgerald Family Series Book Five
Author: E. B. Walters
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
ISBN: 0983429758
Number of pages: 288
Word Count: 101,776

Book Trailer: YouTube 

Story Overview:
She wants her past hidden...

Amy Kincaid is running from her controlling ex-husband, who will stop at nothing to find her. With a new identity and a new job as a housekeeper, she just wants to be left alone to raise her daughter. Then Eddie Fitzgerald rolls into town and turns her world upside down.

He’s in the business of exposing the truth...

Eddie Fitzgerald, L.A.P.D.'s finest, lives for his job and nothing else, until he decides to take a break at the family summer home and is held at gunpoint by the most annoying, sassiest woman to ever cross his path. But something is off about Amy, and the more he learns about her, the more he’s convinced she’s a fugitive.

When her past catches up to her, Amy has no choice but to trust Eddie. Unfortunately, Eddie has demons of his own, and struggles with the decision to protect her or uphold the law.

The truth takes them down a deadly path, and only love can save them.

My Review:
B hot
This was a really enjoyable book with several twists and turns that I did not see coming. This book is about Amy and her little girl who are on the run from her ex-husband, who is a master manipulator. As a cop, he has all the power and influence and reputation that comes with his badge. As a result, he's been able to convince everyone, including Amy's parents, that she's become unhinged and irrational. No one believes that he's a danger to her and her daughter. He's convinced everyone that she's the one who's the danger to her sweet little girl, so they are now on the run. 

Where they've run to is a sweet little resort town in Idaho where Amy housesits and works as housekeeper at one of the Fitzgerald properties. This is perfect until Eddie Fitzgerald shows up. He works for the LAPD and isn't one to follow the rules explicitly. As a result, he's been suspended and is basically taking a forced vacation. Immediately his detective's nose is twitching when faced with Amy and her daughter. He knows something doesn't add up especially when Amy's daughter is petrified of not only him, but even more so the cops at the grocery store.

Like I said, there were a lot of twists and turns to this. The pure evilness and malice of Amy's ex was disturbing. I love the way the author worked that side of the story line. Every page turned up one more bone-chilling detail about just the pure depth of his depravity. 

Then there was the romance between Amy and Eddie. This is a romance novel so you know it's going to be hot, but I loved how the author wrote every love scene so that it brought them closer and closer together. These two definitely connect both physically and emotionally through sex and it's really gorgeous to read those scenes. 

I love how Amy refuses to be a victim. She let her ex push her for too long and now she's ready to stand up to him. When she finally gets her say, I honestly was standing up and cheering for her. She rocked the taking control of her life.

Then there's Eddie, whose author mother basically abandoned him and has left him with commitment issues. He's well aware of those issues too and is ALWAYS upfront with where he stands on the whole relationship thing. I liked watching him change his mind about that. It was a gradual thing throughout the book, so it really worked for me. 

This is #5 in this series and while the other books were referred to (btw, it sounds like there were some great story lines there) in passing, this book absolutely works as a stand-alone. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

About the Author:

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She finished her PhD in chemistry, married the love of her life, and decided to be a stay-at-home mother. She now lives in a picturesque valley in Utah with her husband, five children and two American short-hair cats. When she is not writing, you can find her doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans. 
Ednah writes adult romance under the pseudonym E. B. Walters. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Book 2, MINE UNTIL DAWN, was released in July 2011. KISS ME CRAZY, book 3 in the series followed three months later. Book 4, DANGEROUS LOVE was released end of January 2012. FOREVER HERS was released October 15th. Ednah is presently working on the next book, Lex’s story.
When she is not writing adult romance, Ednah writes YA fantasy books. Her YA fantasy series, The Guardian Legacy, is book about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012. Book 3, HUNTED, which will be released April 2013. She’s working on book 4, FORGOTTEN. 


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