Now Vivian is back from California. When the gallery where she works is robbed and vandalized, their paths cross again. It turns out the attack on the gallery was personal. After Vivian is almost run down by a car, it is clear that she herself is the target, though she can t think of anyone who would wish her harm. Eoin and Vivian circle each other warily, each feeling the pull of the past and their still powerful attraction. But there will be no easy reconciliation. First she find a way back into the O Brien family s good graces. Eoin, in turn, sees that he is partly to blame for her flight. Like his father, he is too quick to anger, too domineering. He must learn to give the independent Vivian her space. But above all, he has sworn to protect her. And if he gives her too much space, she may end up dead.
Book 1 in the O Brien series.
This book seemed to be that of a love story being a second chance for Vivian and Eoin. But, they're having to fight tooth and nail the entire way from both sides of their family. There's Eoin's father wanting him to take on the family business rather than letting him choose his own career as a police officer/detective. Then Vivian is dealing with blame and guilt as well as a stalker which brings in an element of danger and suspense to the story. These two just can't seem to catch a break. All in all this was a very good romantic suspense that I had a hard time putting down! There were times when I thought I had at least parts of the story figured out (and I did...here and there) but when the entire story was unfolded and put on the table, there was definitely parts and details of the story I was not expecting. I am so glad that this is book one in the series because I can't wait for the next installment. This was well-written, captivating, suspenseful, and poignant.