Ivy Mason is hiding--from her past, from herself, and from anyone who could love her. The only kind of love she's ever known hurts, leaving scars on her body and soul. Now, her world may be boring and predictable, but that's exactly what she wants.Read more...
Ivy Mason is hiding--from her past, from herself, and from anyone who could love her. The only kind of love she's ever known hurts, leaving scars on her body and soul. Now, her world may be boring and predictable, but that's exactly what she wants. Until Devon Clay walks into her life.
A lonely man in a deadly profession, Devon works as an agent for an underground British agency known only as the Shadow. Nothing about him is safe or ordinary. The danger that consumes his life turns into an addiction Ivy can't resist...even if it proves fatal.
As Ivy's past begins to catch up with her, she wonders if love really is the twisted thing she's always thought it was. Maybe it could be more with this man, who's shown her that she doesn't need to protect herself from everyone. Is what she feels for Devon worth the risk? He may save her heart or break it, if she manages to stay alive.
- ISBN-13: 9781477825860
- ISBN-10: 147782586X
- Publisher: Montlake Romance
- Publish Date: December 2014
- Page Count: 350
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-07-20
- Reviewer: Staff
In this overlong but engaging series launch from Snow (the Kathleen Turner series), mild-mannered St. Louis bank teller Ivy Mason is unwittingly plunged into an international espionage game. With little preamble, Ivy is presented with the mysterious item that drives the main plot. Of course she doesn't suspect a thing, despite dashing Devon Clay's inexplicable hot pursuit of her. Her instant dislike and fear of this dangerous man ought to have her running in the opposite direction. But after a gang of thugs beat and torture her, Clay decides the only way to protect Ivy is to keep her within arm's reach at all times. And play-it-safe Ivy soon becomes "hooked, addicted" to—the intrigue and its accompanying lust. The sex is top-notch, but the intrigue gets a bit diluted by a subplot about Jace, Ivy's abusive stepbrother. The backstory might have been presented more gracefully, but the series promises decent escapist action and romance. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Dec.)