Deadly Desire, by Brenda Joyce
I’ve now been rereading this series for a month and I am having so much fun. This is the book where it does begin to feel a bit soap opera-ish, but in a good way. The mystery that sets the book in motion is dropped halfway through and not mentioned again until the last page. Another mystery did present itself, as did a surprising declaration of marriage, and a beating that was never resolved. Actually,there was a lot that was not resolved in this book, which is why it is a bit like a soap opera with a big cast of characters and a lot going on.
Francesca’s relationship with Rick reaches a tipping point when she receives a note from his wife and her friendship with Calder heats up. Rick is the good guy out to reform the New York police department and his half-brother Calder is the cad only out for himself…and Francesca.
There is no way to read this one without having read the others and get any enjoyment. I think it would be too confusing. That being said, I love this series, so if you like romances I recommend finding book one.
This came from my personal library.