Rating: 3.5 stars
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
This is the debut book for this Rachel Mannino. For the most part I was impressed. The majority of the issues I found in the book where typical of new authors and didn't take away from my enjoyment of the story.
I loved Dante and Laurie. He was equal parts strong alpha male and sweet lover. She was strong, independent, and personable. The story wasn't rushed and their relationship was allowed to develop naturally. I read another review that complained about the break in action towards the middle of the book, but I found it refreshing. It gave these two the chance to test the waters of their new love to make what happened later believable.
There were a few issues at the beginning with the set up like Laurie being sent home alone to pack after they knew she'd witnessed a crime perpetuated by a mob boss. A small detail, and once the story got going not something I paid much attention to. I was too invested in Dante and Laurie's evolving relationship.
Overall, I loved the story and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
I would recommend this book for those looking for a romantic suspense with a strong love story at its heart.