Jaimee Turner has been trying to be the
submissive wife her husband wanted for most of her life.
Now he is gone, and a year later, she is trying to get out
from under his shadow and friends. She knows that she can
find a way to become her own woman if she can just find the
right person to talk to. Jaimee also knows she will have to
tread lightly around Lucas in order to achieve her goals.
Lucas Grayson is the Agent-in-Charge of
the local FBI office and he is currently investigating a
case that involves Jaimee. Lucas takes his job to protect
the innocents seriously. Problem is, the Turner case is
crazy and so are the people involved with The Collective.
Lucas believes that Jaimee is the weak link and is sure he
knows the way to make her talk. It helps that long ago they
had a romance. Lucas is also determined to find out why
Jaimee walked away from him and married the scumbag he knows
as her late husband.
Jaimee has many secrets from her
marriage that could be explosive if they come out. However,
she wants to release these secrets when the time is right in
order to free herself forever. Lucas isnít about to let
Jaimee and her knowledge get away from him. As Jaimee and
Lucas circle each other and their passion begins to burn
higher, the Collective is also getting closer and they
really donít want anything that Jaimee knows to become
public. When the bad guys are revealed, can Lucas keep
Jaimee safe and unhurt, and most of all, will their
relationship survive when the truth comes out?
What happens when years of lies come to
the surface between separated lovers? Jaimee and Lucas have
to find out in Rude Awakening. Jaimee can
finally have her life back if she can find out information
about her deceased husbandís associates. Lucas wants the
same information for his case, but he wants Jaimee in his
bed even more. I loved the snarkiness as much as the passion
between Jaimee and Lucas that seemed to happen every time
they saw each other. I was amazed that they didnít combust
sooner. Lucas surprised me with how he decided to get his
answers, but it was in keeping with his inner strength. The
suspense was enough to keep me turning the pages, well that
along with wanting to see the sizzle and pop between Jaimee
and Lucas. I have to admit I will neveróeverólook at
caramel the same way again. Bravo for Ms. Chadwick on how
she brought Jaimee and Lucas to their life together.
Rude Awakening is an erotic and sensual story with
the sharp crack of suspense. A story I will be re-reading
several times to see if I missed anything between Jaimee and