I knew it. I just knew Christina Lee is planning something for Alex Flores. It was a matter of time.
Alex Flores is back on the reservation trying to locate a once small town drug dealer, now a drug cartel leader involved in smuggling drugs across the Mexican border. The thing is, this specific criminal is the ex of Meadow, and beautiful single mother Alex has had his eyes on when he first visited during Kai and Dakota’s father’s murder investigation in book one.
Alex and Meadow’s attraction is pretty instant. Alex feels incredibly protective of Meadow and Joaquin, her son. He’s attracted to her and is very conflicted since she’s part of his investigation. Meadow’s life is hard. It’s lonely and she’s the only one she can count on for anything; mainly – providing for her son and keeping him safe. This is why she’s very resistant to Alex’s advances.
But when she’s threatened by her ex’s thugs, Alex is who she turns to.
I think the element I loved most in this story is how Alex fell in love in both Meadow and Joaquin at the same time. It’s very clear in Lee’s writing.
I enjoyed the little glimpses into Dakota’s life, too. Can’t wait for more of Christina Lee’s work.
Meadow Starr has worked in housekeeping at the Golden Arrow Casino since she was legal. Raising her son, Joaquin, without the support of her parents or the child’s father was not something she had ever envisioned. Neither was pushing a broom, scraping money together to pay the bills, or living in a trailer park on the reservation. Little does she expect her worst nightmare and her best dream to show up in town at the exact same time.
Federal Marshal Alex Flores returns to the reservation where he helped solve a murder investigation last year. He’s never forgotten the mesmerizing woman with the luminous smile and world-weary eyes. Too bad the fugitive on this new case has led him straight to her doorstep. Meadow will never give up Joaquin’s father, not if her wary gaze or her tight set jaw is any indication.
Meadow’s draw to Alex is immediate, but no way she’s going to trade attraction for history, longing for heritage. When the stakes become higher and Alex steps in to protect Meadow and her child from the very man she was willing to defend, he can’t help falling for them both. Who knew something so wrong could feel so right? But as the lines continue to blur, something’s got to give, and Alex isn’t certain he can walk away so easily from love.