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Genre: Suspense, romance, mystery, romantic suspense

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

If you can trust your enemy with your life, what’s to stop him from stealing your heart?

Hopelessly unlucky in love and a target for tragedy, Joselyn Whyte hardly leads the charmed life you’d expect of an heiress. When she becomes the mark of an arsonist, the last person she expects to ride to her rescue is her nemesis—the man who sealed her fate as a frigid and lonely “Snow Whyte.”

Firefighter Finn Carson might talk a big game, but behind the swagger and the dimples is a man tormented by a mistake that cost a life. When a force stronger than his stubbornness pulls him off the bench and into a 5-Alarm fire for a miraculous save, Finn decides the key to his redemption lies with the Ice Princess he loathes. But the price to freedom from the guilt and nightmares might be too steep if it means bartering with Joselyn’s father by posing as her boyfriend—her safety and the ruthless billionaire’s senatorial campaign hanging on the combustible edge of a decade old grudge.

When secrets from the past resurface, the ruse and reality collide and threaten to thaw their heated rivalry—turning hate into something that terrifies them even more than the cunning predator with a bent sense of justice.


My Review:

Romantic suspense oozing tension and secrets…

Joselyn Whyte, heiress to the Whyte Empire and daughter of a Senatorial hopeful, is targeted by an arsonist and saved by Finn Carson, her high-school nemesis. When Finn is strong-armed by her father into posing as her boyfriend for the purposes of protection detail, the mystery of the arsonist is not the only mystery that begins unraveling.

This was one of those that had me turning the pages to find out what happened next, so tightly wound was the suspense. The characters, too, felt well-rounded and relatable, while the romance was tangible and dreamy. For me, the ending let the book down, as it felt out-of-character (but then, I’ve never lived in a small town in the US) and left me feeling flat. But if you don’t mind your HEAs with a rushed and somewhat obsessive feel to them, this is a great romantic suspense read.

*Thank you to the publisher for a free copy of the book via NetGalley.