When private investigator Valerie Parker tails a cheating wife one night, it’s business as usual – until the woman is murdered and the man she’s with becomes the prime suspect. She’s astonished to discover the man’s identity: Alex DeMarco, a man she was once insanely in love with and who shattered her dreams and broke her heart… all in the same day.
As a cop, Alex feels obligated to offer the stranded woman a ride home. When she ends up dead and Val Parker is the one who places him at the scene of the crime, he knows the grudge she holds may affect her testimony and put him behind bars forever. Then her life is threatened, and soon they’re on the run together, working to clear his name and protect her life. Once again, Alex finds himself drawn to this wild, impetuous woman from his past, even as every step they take deeper into the Texas Hill Country may be their last.
* This title was previously published.
Title: Wild At Heart
Series: The DeMarco Family #2
Author: Jane Graves
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: March 14, 2019 (original October 2002)
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
Do you have an ex that you’d just love to catch in a really bad, compromising situation that they could not talk their way out of? Yeah, Val dreamed of that, too… until it happened and then the reality is far worse than her imagination because not only Alex, her former flame, is accused of murder but the real murderer is after her now, too.
From the very beginning, there are twists and crazy turns in WILD AT HEART. Alex is such a straitlaced police officer, there is no gray area for him it’s either black or white, no shading… right until he found himself framed for murder seemingly witnessed by an old girlfriend with a reason to hate his guts well into next week. Now that Val has been attacked they’re both on the run to find the true killer – and maybe find their way back to each other as well.
I enjoyed WILD AT HEART. Sure, there were some eye-rolling moments, but I find that in most books, not everything is going to work with each reader. The action is fast, the couple believable and the story tense. If you love Romantic Suspense then you’d enjoy this one.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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