Maura Sinclair has it all: a great
job, a rich, handsome fiancé, and a bright future. But when
her foster father is killed after going on an apparent shooting
spree, she finds herself thrown into the arms of Dr. Simon Boyd,
It doesn't take long for Maura and
Simon to realize that they are physically attracted to each other.
But Maura's fiancé, Skylar Barrett, the owner of the lab
Maura and her foster father worked for, is not the type of man to
tolerate another male paying attention to Maura. Nor is he likely
to want or tolerate anyone, including Maura, looking into a case
the police seem satisfied to consider closed.
While trying to fight their growing
attraction to each other, Maura and Simon must also keep the possessive
and powerful Skylar from learning of their probe into the events
surrounding the death of Maura's foster father. An attempt is made
on Simon's life and they realize someone will go to any lengths
to silence them.
White Azaleas starts off with
a bang and maintains the level of excitement throughout the book.
Ms. Harkness-Casares has an easy, engaging writing style that kept
White Azaleas flowing smoothly. The author has managed to
create realistic three-dimensional characters in Maura and Simon.
The reader is even given a glimpse into the minds and motivations
of the villain and/or villains, making for a well-rounded and interesting
Readers who enjoy romantic suspense
laced with a fair amount of action will want to give White Azaleas