The Guardian Angelinos
Roxanne St. Claire
November 2010 / ISBN 978-0-446-56658-2
by Leslie Halpern
Waitress Samantha Fairchild looks to the near future when she can
leave her restaurant job and begin studying law at Harvard University.
Her well-laid plans seem on the verge of collapsing altogether when
she witnesses a murder at the restaurant and, in turn, becomes the
killer’s new target. Desperate for help when the police won’t
take her seriously, she sends a text message to her old friend,
Vivi Angelino, an investigative reporter who texts back a response
to come over right away.
To her surprise, Vivi’s brother, Zach, is waiting for her
instead. Samantha’s painful fling with Zach a few years ago
is still fresh in her memory – almost as fresh as the hideous
scars marring his once-handsome face since his return from working
in the Special Forces. Coming to terms with how their relationship
ended so abruptly, how Zach’s appearance changed so drastically,
and how Samantha landed in so much trouble, has them at each other’s
throats until Vivi steps in and urges them to work together. In
fact, Vivi agrees to work with her brother guarding Samantha as
the first job for her new security company, The Guardian Angelinos.
Although being thrown together for extended periods of time in intimate
quarters with her old lover does have its advantages, Samantha fears
getting hurt by Zach again almost as much as she fears the mysterious
killer out to get her. Even so, they dodge bullets, link clues,
and find time to explore the possibilities of a new, improved relationship.
In Edge of Sight, Roxanne St. Claire presents an intricate
story full of robust characters, exciting action, and seductive
romance. Samantha and Zach make an interesting couple and readers
can’t help but hope things will work out well for them. The
story winds its way through different people and places until it
arrives at an unexpected, though thoroughly satisfying, destination.
Note: Violence, Sexuality, Profanity