Ana Barrons’ debut novel is sure to start your New Year off with a bang. ~ Guilty Pleasures
Detective Gabriel Hugo has never been able to forget Kate Franklin. Eight years ago he let down his barriers and made love to her, but guilt and regret tore them apart.
Now she’s the prime suspect in the murder of her second husband, an ambitious congressman. The FBI wants Gabe to use his connection to Kate to prove her guilt. Unfortunately his desire for Kate is as intense and forbidden as ever.
Kate is shocked to be a suspect and that the lead detective is the man she always wanted. Eight years ago Gabe hadn’t been willing to hear that she was in love with him, and nothing has changed. But when the attacks on Kate’s life begin can she trust Gabe to prove her innocence and keep her safe?
Ana Barrons’ debut novel is sure to start your New Year off with a bang. The tangled love story of Gabriel Hugo and Kate Franklin is one that will make you laugh, make you cry, and keep you guessing until the bitter end.
Years ago Gabriel and Kate had a night of passion that changed the course of their lives, more than either one of them even knew. Now that passion manifests itself in different ways, ending up with the two of them hurting more than they care to admit.
When Kate’s second husband dies under suspicious circumstances, Gabriel has to prove that Kate either has some really bad luck, or she’s a black widow. A woman who’s husband’s end up dying after she marries them. Her life is tragic really, there are many things that have made Kate the woman that she is today and hardly any of them were good. She want’s so badly to just be a normal woman that the man she loves – loves back.
Gabriel is conflicted. He is an officer of the law, a father to an adorable boy, and a man who is in love with a woman he’s convinced he can’t have. It causes him to question everything he’s ever believed in. Even going so far as to make him question his family – which at one point was the most important thing in the world to him.
When the two of them let their barriers and guards down, they are unstoppable. The reader can tell just how much they love each other, just how much they’ve missed each other. Unfortunately…reality always seems to encroach on those moments that moves these two forward in their relationship.
Just when you think it’s all over with the two of them…attempts on Kate’s life brings Gabriel back around. As the two of them try to figure out who’s trying to kill her, they also try to fight the feelings that neither one of them can continue to deny.
I’m so glad that I decided to choose Ms. Barrons’ book to review as one of the first of the year. Start out with this one and you’ll be glad that you did!