Dawg Mackay has been many things in his life to date, but the one thing he hasn’t been is in control of the woman who’s haunted his sleep for the past eight years. Unable to truly remember the things that have become nightly visitations in his dreams,he’s determined to take advantage of this one slim opportunity to make her stay with him so he can keep her safe-from the outside world at any rate.
Crista has known Dawg and his cousins forever,loved Dawg for most of that time,knows their history and has no plans to be part of or the reason for more pain in his life. Carrying a secret that she’s afraid will destroy both of them if he finds out, she’s finally returned home secure in the knowledge that he doesn’t remember the night that gave her the reason to leave. Now she simply has to stay away from the man who’s held her heart since she was very young and they might both survive.
I’ve always liked Lora Leigh‘s work because she’s willing to take chances with her plots, her premises, her characters. I don’t know if she grew up around hillbilly rednecks, but she certainly has them down to a tee (including certain family dynamics). I found Crista to be off a bit because although she has a core of steel, she acts like a pansy, which just simply doesn’t fit. I will probably take a big hit for this next statement, but sometimes the sex scenes distracted from the flow of the story- sometimes less is more- though I have to admit those scenes could have started fires. I still found this to be one that I thoroughly enjoyed because this author knows how to paint with words so that anyone receptive will get those instant picture flashes that show the scene in it’s entirety. A sizzling hot read!