Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Excitement, danger, and falling for the man of her dreams all have Grace Under Pressure. College professor Grace Michaels has enough on her plate with her research, her ex-fianc showing up in town, her parents parking their RV in front of her house, and her attempt to entice her sexy neighbor, new sheriff, Ren Morello, into having an affair, when someone breaks into her house and office. Ren wants nothing to do with Grace. So what if she looks like a pinup girl from the 50s or that every time shes in his vicinity, he sports a hard-on? She is a woman who would demand commitment and after his nasty divorce from his cheating ex-wife, Ren wants nothing to do with marriage. All he wants is hard fast sex. The problem is, the only woman he can picture it with is Grace. When the threats to Grace turn almost deadly, Ren finds himself in her company more often than not, and keeping his hands off her becomes impossible. But as the danger grows closer, the attraction grows deeper, and Grace must choose between protecting her heart or her life.
What I thought:
What a great story! I couldn't put this down! I really thought I had this who-dun-it story all figured out, but the author threw me for a loop! I love it when my theories are proved wrong. This was a bit different that other romances I've read and I love it when I can think to myself that I haven't read a book quite like the one I just finished.
Grace is a lovable character. She's a spitfire! But I also love just how real she seems. She has good friends who are looking out for her when her ex fiance shows up *cough*scoundrel*cough* and is being mysterious, but not in Grace's favor. And Ren! What can I say about Ren other than I loved him and wanted to smack him upside the head at the same time! He's the dark knight that rides up to the rescue everytime so he's forgivable in his flaws.
This is my second Schroeder book and I really have to say I love her writing. Melissa has such a great imagination that she is able to bring to life between the pages. This is such a heartfelt romance that everyone should read!