Review of TAKEN TO THE EDGE by Kara Lennox (see her website)
Harlequin SuperRomance #1689, February 2011
Ford Hyatt was finished. Sure the man he'd helped set free was innocent--of the one crime he'd been convicted of. That didn't mean he should have been set free to beat a woman senseless. When sexy Robyn Jasperson, the bad-girl he had a crush on in high school walks into the seedy bar where he's drowning his sorrows and tries to interest him in her case, he has an easy answer--no. Except Robyn doesn't take no for an answer and insists on going forward. Everyone knows Robyn's ex-husband is guilty of kidnapping and murdering their child. He's on death row right now--and Robyn doesn't think he's guilty.
No matter how often, how firmly he says no, Ford finds himself roped into the case--and it looks like Robyn may have a point. Then there's the little matter of guilt. He hadn't stood up for Robyn back in high school when she needed him. Does he have a chance to make things right, to see if the relationship they couldn't have in school could become real now?
Robyn doesn't have a lot of use for her ex-husband. He cheated on her more than once before their divorce. But he did love their son. There's no way he would have killed him--and there's no way he belongs on Texas's death row. Ford Hyatt and the team at Project Justice are her last chance both to free an innocent man and to find the truth about what happened to her son twelve years earlier. She doesn't expect that the teenage crush she had on Ford will turn into anything real. She's too busy and she's still mad at her for beliving the worst about her. She hadn't counted, though, on how closely they have to work together--or that this grown man is a thousand times sexier than the teenage boy had been.
Author Kara Lennox (see more BooksForABuck.com reviews of novels by Lennox) kicks off an exciting suspense series with TAKEN TO THE EDGE. Lennox manages the delicate balance between romance and mystery/suspense, with sizzling sexual tension, a dangerous plot, and a heroine who's survived one of the most horrible things any mother can imagine--the loss of her only child.
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