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There is nothing more dangerous than desire . . . Emma McKinley is a bright young lawyer with a very dark secret: She’s the daughter of an assassin. Twenty years ago, her father shot and killed the president and Emma has been desperate to understand why ever since. She’s changed her name, moved around . . . but the past keeps hunting her down. First came an irresistible job offer, luring her back where the assassination occurred. And now Emma is receiving mysterious newspaper clippings about the shooting as a terrible reminder-and a deadly threat . . . Sheriff Conner Kavanaugh has been burned before. But from the moment he meets Emma, there’s something about her he can’t resist. Something is haunting her-that much is clear. And as the threats against her mount, he’ll do anything to protect her and win her trust. If the past doesn’t catch up to them first.

Abandoned by Rhonda Pollero
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well-written, full of snappy dialogue.

I absolutely loved all the court room scenes as the heroine, Emma McKinley who is a lawyer, who excelled at being able to readily read her clients and able to think of quick solutions to problems and unique situations. She put both the prosecutor and his witnesses to shame.

As the series name states this series is about finding Justice. Emma has moved to the small Florida town in hopes of finding out any information on why her dad 20 years ago killed the President of the United States. She had been getting anonymous clippings in the mail that prompted her to seek the town out and take a job with the Public Defenders office. On her first night in town she has an interesting encounter with a man at a bar who later she finds out is the Sheriff of the town.

This series is about the Kavanaugh brothers. The first book was about Jack who is also a lawyer, now Conner who is a Sheriff, then there is Declan who is a PI and the last brother has been in jail for 15 years for manslaughter for the death of his abusive father and the accidental death of his mother.

Conner and Emma had quite lively dialogue going on between them for most of the book. I have to say Emma’s strong personalty and tenacity stole most of the scenes and some of the spotlight from Conner – not saying that as a bad thing, she was just a great heroine that at times out shown her hero..

This author was new to me and I’ve really enjoyed both books so far in this series. My only nit-picking thing about the writing is how fast the wrap up and endings come. These would be 5 star books if those things were extended a bit.


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