Released: June 5, 2012
Genre: Erotic romance
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: A friend’s duty.
Tyler Murphy was an LAPD detective, single and happy—until a near-fatal tragedy crippled his friend, fellow detective Eric Catalano. While Tyler supported Eric, he also became a shoulder for Eric’s wife, Delaney, to lean on. But with one naughty suggestion from Eric, a drunken night with Delaney spilled into erotic abandon. Before it was over, Tyler saw his best friend’s wife as a woman and yearned for more. When Eric struggled to deal with the aftermath, Delaney begged Tyler to leave. Crushed, he fled to Louisiana, hoping to escape his longing for the one woman he could never have again…and unaware of what he’d left behind.
After two years of living with regret, Tyler finds Delaney on his doorstep, her husband having abandoned her long ago. She’s protecting a shocking secret and desperately needs refuge from a stalker determined to see her dead. As they fight to stay alive and catch the killer, they struggle to resolve the guilt of their past pleasures. But they can’t deny that what was once a spark is now a flame burning out of control. To possess Delaney—body and soul—Tyler must heal her pain and thwart the evil that’s a mere breath behind her…
Tyler Murphy was a vice detective in Los Angeles living his life of a bachelor to the fullest until his partner, Eric, is injured in the line of duty. He helps support Eric’s wife, Delaney, during recovery. On one drunken night, Eric suggests Tyler sleep with Del as a way for her relief and so he can vicariously live through Tyler. Unfortunately things get a little too hot causing Eric to be jealous and lash out, so Del asks Tyler to leave. He doesn’t just leave the house, he leaves LA.
After spending two years of living with the aftermath of that night, Delaney tracks down Tyler in Lafayette with a big surprise in the form of a small human if you catch my drift. She looks to him to protect their "asset", but he quickly realizes she needs help protecting her life. He also knows he can’t walk away from her a second time.
This book is amazing! It’s a page turner you won’t want to put down. We’ve seen Tyler referenced in a majority of the other books in the series and have been waiting for him to go from everyone’s champion to getting his happy ending…in more than one way. All the females he’s bedded gave him the nickname of Cockzilla and the subsequent scenes don’t disappoint. He likes it against the wall, on the bed, over the sofa arm, in the shower…the question may be where doesn’t he like it. Now take the blazing occurrences and throwing in a thriller who-done-it and you have a stunning success.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.