Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Pierre Ravelle is a deputy whose newest assignment is protecting Judge Crawford who has been receiving threatening letters. Although this is an assignment that Pierre is not thrilled about the one thing that makes it bearable is Jordan Erichsohn the judge’s paralegal and assistant. As soon as Pierre saw Jordan sparks flew.
Jordan has a four year old son Jeremiah who he is in the process of adopting. Jeremiah grew up in foster care and only recently went into remission for leukemia. Jordan has everything that Pierre ever dreamed of a family and before long he and Jordan are dating but Pierre always includes Jeremiah who he has grown to love.
Jordan has been keeping a secret, a secret he fears could cause him to lose Jeremiah but he finally reveals all to Pierre. Jordan came upon some papers that indicated the judge was corrupt, missing evidence, decisions made by the judge that sent innocent men to prison. As a judge Crawford has a lot of influence and only one word could bring his hope of adoption to an end.
Pierre does investigation and soon it becomes evident that what Jordan found was just the tip of the iceberg but accusing a sitting judge without enough evidence could cost both Pierre and Jordan. Even though Jordan has only had Jeremiah for eight months their love for each other is huge and life without his son is unimaginable.
Watching as Pierre digs for information to bring Crawford down was very interesting but the one thing that kept me glued to this book was little Jeremiah. When he got sick with the flu and went to the hospital he looked Jordan in the eyes and said “Please, no cancer, Daddy”. Okay that was heartbreaking but then Mr. Grey always finds a way to touch my heart.
I only have one more thing to say, more Carlisle Deputies please.