After helping an old friend to protect his ‘adopted’ daughter from human traffickers, Grant Kendal has had enough of his life as an assassin and exiles himself to remote island. The last thing he expects is to have a beautiful, raven-haired women wash up on his beach.
Thalia Brezlin has been having a rough year and half since her “Uncle” was murdered. Having been beaten ans stabbed. Thalia is now on the run from a Human Trafficking organisation who wants something she has. Broken and bleeding, Thalia finds herself on an almost deserted island with a man who may be more harmful to her than the men she left behind.
With her past catching up to her, can Thalia learn to trust Grant with her secrets and her heart?
Not for the squeamish, this book has violence from the very beginning. Thalia has had to learn to be tough and face danger head on. The connection between Grant and Thalia is perfect, it would take a women with her understanding of the terrors in life to know what a man like Grant has faced.
Dealing with sensitive issues like Human Trafficking is not easy but I think this book is well written and does not shy away from the violence and humiliation involved, admittedly I do not know for certain and have not researched Human Trafficking but I do know that authors do intensive research into subjects and the descriptions of what Thalia experienced made me feel her pain and suffering.
This is a stand-alone novel but does have character reference to the McLendon family – “The Heart of Falcon Ridge”.