Raine Taylor has one goal – justice for her murdered sister.  She knows Genie’s husband strangled her and left her in an alley – Peter had been threatening to kill his wife for years.  The police said there was no proof Peter Northrup killed Genie.  So it was up to Raine to make him pay.

When Detective Connor Donovan answers a call about a trespasser outside Northrup’s house, he finds a woman running down the street.  When he tries to stop her, he’s left holding her hoodie as she strikes out like a ninja then vanishes like smoke.

Connor quickly realizes Raine is his mysterious trespasser.  Now he has to figure out why she was outside Northrup’s house at three A.M.  Raine isn’t his usual criminal – she’s a schoolteacher who coaches a tae-kwon-do team of under-privileged girls.   And he’s wildly attracted to her.

Raine needs to stay away from Connor.  She has a plan to deal with Northrup, and she can’t get involved with a cop.  But like two magnets drawing together, she can’t resist him.  Can Connor help her find justice for Genie?  Or will her sister’s killer claim another victim before they can stop him?

Margaret Watson, a star in the world of contemporary romance, grabs you on the opening page and keeps you reading to the happily ever after.” — New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips


This was a good story.  I connected with Raine on an emotional level.  I know what it is like to lose someone especially at the hands of another.  Revenge is a bittersweet emotion though and it takes a strong person to hunt it down and serve it up to the one that deserves it.  Raine knows what it is like to be betrayed by the system and because of that broken system her sister paid the ultimate price.

Connor lives the system and his reaction to Raine is not what he was expecting.  His patience though surprised me.  He believed Raine and was willing to help her and that is what she needed.

There were some traditional plot twists to this story which is fine but there were some surprises that I was not expecting.  I am new to Ms. Watson but I can’t wait to read more.





Margaret Watson is a two-time RITA Finalist with thirty books in print for Harlequin and Silhouette and many other award-winning romantic suspense novels.  For a complete list of books, visit her website at When not writing, Margaret practices veterinary medicine in the Chicago area.







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