I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tempt the Night by Dixie Lee Brown
Published by Harper Collins on February 24th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Military, Romance, Suspense
Samantha McCallister aka Mac is a dispatcher for state troopers. On a ride-along with her best friend Pady who is a state trooper which ends up in his death and her being on run as a suspect for murder. Mac is down on her luck.
Jim Brady is former navy seal and currently trying to find Maria to reunite her with her son after the child ends up under a drug lords custody. Brady suffers from PTSD and hence has being keeping his distance from his family ever since he returned from Iraq.
They meet when Mac is hiding out in the house Maria was supposed to be staying in at. Brady finds her there and decides to help her. Mac and Brady had chemistry and were good together. Their romance wasn’t rushed, it was sweet, at times passionate and soft at other times. Both the protagonist were strong characters with strong personalities to go with. Mac who had been through a trauma stayed strong and didn’t turn into a damsel in distress when faced with difficult circumstances. Brady at his heart is a protector and hence he was protective and caring towards Mac after he finds out what had happened and who she was running from.
The suspense part was light in the book, early on we find out who exactly was involved, how everything was connected and who was responsible for the death of Mac’s best friend so it was just what was going to happen and how they going to catch the criminal while keeping Mac, Maria and her son safe that remained unsolved.
Quibbles: Not going to use names but someone should not have died, the death seemed pointless. That person could have finally found their happy ending. 🙁 And someone’s return at the end had me going
Overall, it was an enjoyable read and makes for a great light romantic suspense story.
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DIXIE LEE BROWN lives and writes in Central Oregon, inspired by what she believes is the most gorgeous scenery anywhere. She resides with two dogs and a cat, who make sure she never takes herself too seriously. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, movies, and trips to the beach.