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"Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer. Holly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor. With an election upcoming, she must prove herself worthy of making her judgeship permanent. Every decision is high-stakes. Despite Crawford's obvious love for his child and his commitment to being an ideal parent, Holly is wary of his checkered past. Her opinion of him is radically changed when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing. Crawford reacts instinctually, saving Holly from a bullet. But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness. The cloud over him grows even darker after he uncovers a horrifying truth about the courtroom gunman and realizes that the unknown person behind the shooting remains at large . . .and a threat. Catching the real culprit becomes a personal fight for Crawford. But pursuing the killer in his customary diehard fashion will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter, and further compromise Judge Holly Spencer, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them" -- provided by publisher
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781455581160
Characteristics: 410 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 09, 2018

Loved the book. Kept me in suspense until the very end. Couldn't put the book down. Could have done without x language. There wasn't a lot of it but it puts a damper on the writing.

Jun 27, 2017

I love Sandra Brown. I liked the ending of the story. I hated Neil's character. I was mad for a large part of the story, when I put the book down, I still felt that "mad", didn't like that. Crawford's boss should have talked to Neil's boss, actually, Neil's boss should have talked to Neil without the head of the Texas Rangers having to tell him to get his Police Officer's head out of his butt. I know that would have changed the story, but I read for enjoyment and anticipation, this book didn't give fulfill.

Nov 09, 2015

I really like this author but wasn't loving this book. I didn't feel connected to the characters. I finished the book but wouldn't say it's one of her best.

cals_flss Sep 30, 2015

This novel works fairly well as a fast paced action thriller, but the antagonist's reasons for going after Texas Ranger Crawford Hunt weren't believable for me. The romance between Crawford Hunt and Judge Holly Spencer lacks emotional depth and build-up. The story is more successful as an action thriller than a romance, but honestly does neither genre justice.

Sep 29, 2015

Very disappointed in this new book. I usually enjoy the characters and the plot in Sandra Brown's books but this one just felt like she wrote it because she had to. I kept waiting for the plot to improve and gave up half way through which is a first for me with one of her books. None of the characters came to life and it certainly wasn't a page turner. I found I was speed reading hoping the plot would get better.

Aug 23, 2015

Enjoyed this thriller - fast paced. The main character was a mixture of hard and soft. He was a Texas Range with a reputation of doing things the hard way, while fighting for the custody of his young daughter. A wild ride that kept the pages turning as you wanted to find out the ending of this complex story. Great Read.


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