What if protecting the woman you love means lying to her every day?
Isabella Colby has always yearned for normalcy. Now that she’s settled in LA, she finally has it. Good friends, a pretty home, and her thriving career as the Palisades’ top skincare specialist are a dream come true. Bella is content until she meets her hunky new neighbor, but her attraction to the blue-eyed cutie is the least of her worries when contacting her long-lost father threatens to destroy her happy life.
Reed McKinley is more than ready to forget the past. His seven-year stint as an NYPD detective nearly got him killed. His wounds have healed, and he’s starting over as Ethan Cooke Security’s latest recruit. With sixty-hour workweeks and little time to himself, the last thing on his mind is a relationship. Then he bumps into the gorgeous woman next door.
Reed and Bella become fast friends. Before long, Reed discovers that Bella is keeping dangerous secrets. Bella may have the answers to decades-old questions he’s been searching for. Reed will risk it all to uncover the truth, but he soon realizes that the deeper he digs, the direr the consequences.
*NOTE: While reading the series in order is recommended, it is not necessary. Each story is a stand-alone title featuring new primary characters with limited overlapping secondary characters.*
“First of all let me say that I absolutely LOVE this series. Each book was a winner to me. But this book is absolutely the best one of the series. If I could give it 10 stars I would. I never wanted to stop reading it. The characters were highly developed; the secondary characters were strong as well with just the right amount of intrigue to make you wonder how many of them will we see in the next book. The story line while sad with both H/h having to take traumatic journeys through their childhood years, helped to mold them into the adults they were today. Just when you think you had a handle on the story, something else happens. My only regret is that I’m finished with the story and have to wait until the next one comes out. This is definitely one I will read again and again; and trust me, there are not too many books that get a second read from me. Romantic, suspenseful, heart-wrenching, apprehensive, happiness, many emotions felt throughout this book not only by the characters but also by the reader. It’s what makes a for a great book.”
— Ree Ree