Widowed single mother Shauna McDade struggles to keep afloat with her private charter business and caring for her 5 year old son. When her business partner is murdered his final words warn her that she is in danger too. Even though she blames him for her husband's death, she turns to the only person she can trust, Zach Bannister, to keep her son safe.
Zach is determined to do everything that he can to keep his late best friend's family safe. He understands how Shauna feels about him, but is still hoping that she will forgive him. Meanwhile, Alex, her son can't wait to hang out more with Zach.
But as more people are killed, and the only clue is in a box given to Shauna before the house blew up, will secrets from her past destroy her chance at a bright future?
Alex likes Zach, and Shauna encourages their relationship for her son's sake. Zach and Shauna work together to try and figure out why she seems to be the target of a murderer. I like how Zach takes charge, moving them out of their home to where he can protect them better, yet he is respectful of Shauna's resentment. Tey start out walking on eggshells, but as they work together they find their friendship restored. Zach is especially good with Alex, playing with him and talking with him about heaven and God, which opens up more discussions on faith.
Zach is a man of faith and compassion. He's a known risk taker, who's done a lot of dangerous things in his lifetime for the thrill. But what happened with Shauna's husband makes him rethink things, as well as having young eyes looking up to him.
Shaun has been through so much, and I admired her determination to take care of her son.
I liked the suspenseful and action-packed pace, and dramatic rescues. I like how the situation brings Zach and Shauna together. But I didn't like how the book followed that bad guy, he was super creepy, so I kinda skimmed over those parts. But I did like the interaction, quick pace, and intrigue.
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