Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Paige Coker is in the middle of planning a surprise retirement party for her father taking the pressure off her mother who has a history of depression so her family does everything then can to keep her stress free.
Paige grew up wealthy but all her life choices revolved around her doing what she felt would be best for her mother not for herself. Now a happy occasion turns out to be anything but, a murder, Paige accused of being the killer and discovering pictures that make her doubt her paternity. Could she have been adopted and never told, could her father have cheated on her mother and why is there a video of her next to her dead friend when she knows she wasn’t there. Are there more secrets she doesn’t know about, could she have a sister or is someone dressing up to look like her.
Carter Oakes from the Guardian Agency is sent as her protector since it is very possible that her life could be in danger from the real killer and most definitely if she isn’t proved innocent of murder. Carter was found by the agency and given a chance at a new life after an incident when he was a lifeguard, an incident totally out of his control that destroyed him in the eyes of the public. Now he will do everything in his power to protect the woman he is assigned to and for more reasons than just his job.
The search for the killer and the search for answers as to her paternity bring Carter and Paige close and the surprises about who she really is just keep mounting. This was a truly great story that I read in one sitting. The characters were wonderful and it never got boring.