Patrick Hess’ detective agency is on the brink of bankruptcy
when he lands a lucrative account with wealthy client
Patrick’s assignment is to find Lehrer’s missing wife
Patrick’s search takes him to Oregon farm country and Grace
Patrick has to do is prove Grace is the missing Margo
Grace’s identity becomes complicated when the evidence
points to more than physical body differences (hair color,
weight loss, nose disfigurement, etc) between Grace and
Margo, but the missing daughter is a puzzle piece that
Patrick successfully infiltrates himself into Grace’s life,
jeopardizing both of their hearts, Patrick’s detective
company, and their very lives.
Grace has spent the last four years hiding her identity and
recovering from a verbally and physically abusive marriage.
She is so self-sufficient on her farm that she either
makes everything she needs or works deals with other farmers
and friends. At
times, I thought her insistence on her independence was
extreme, but it also made sense within the story.
Both Patrick and Grace have to find their own
explores the emotional and physical endurances of both, as
well as dealing with the recovery of Grace from her
traumatic marriage to Kristopher.
I liked Patrick’s protectiveness towards Grace.
I enjoyed the story unfolding and watching Patrick
and Grace falling in love.
is a “spicy” romance with sexual tension and intimacy
without extreme explicit erotica.
The intimate moments are so well weaved into the
story, I found myself rereading sections just to make sure I
didn’t miss anything!
I Joyfully Recommend
because of the detail, sensitivity, and compassion intricate
to Grace’s experiences as a victim of abuse and the
hardships she faced on the road to recovery.