My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Daniels Brothers series continues with Paul’s story. Of all the brother’s Paul captured my attention the most in the first book not only because he was a policeman but also because he was a widower raising a small daughter on his own all while trying to hide his inner grief over the loss of his wife from his family.
I should first start of saying I think this series needs to be read in order as many of the characters and their histories were started in the previous books. This book starts out at the wedding reception of Chris and Elizabeth who were the first couple in the series. Megan Carson who is the sister of the heroine in the second book is now the live in nanny for Paul’s young daughter Chloe, who steals the show whenever she is in a scene. Megan and her sister didn’t have a great childhood and her sister ended up taking over the maternal role which Megan appreciates but also at times feels smothered by. After graduating from college she went a little wild and was trying to find Mr Right and always ended up with Mr Wrong.
The majority of the book consists of two plot lines. The first is there is a serial killer on the loose and Paul and his partner are trying to figure out who he is before he kills his next victim. The second of course is the romance between Paul and Megan. A little surprising to me was I liked the suspense part a little more than the romance. Megan came on a little too strong in her pursuit of Paul. Don’t get me wrong I wanted to see them together since Red Zone and Paul’s struggles were what I expected them to be but I wished Megan wouldn’t have been written as the dominate force.
There is one last Daniels brother left. Trent has had a strong presence in all the books and I am very curious as to who the woman will be that brings him to heal.