Fifteen years ago a beautiful young reporter died mysteriously when she went to the Volksgarten in Vienna, Austria to meet a source. If her source told the truth, then she could have been on the path to a very promising career. Instead, in the moment she lay dying, she recognized the executioner as a friend.
In the present day, Chloe Nichols seems to draw trouble. Part of a very exclusive tour, Chloe is hoping the magazine she works for will buy her story and reimburse her expenses. She intends to write about how the jet set travels, but the tour hasn't gone as planned. First it was the cow and then it was an altercation in the hotel room. But her most remarkable disaster occurs when she trips over a dead body as she disembarks a train. Fortunately, a handsome, incredibly sexy stranger immediately comes to Chole's aid, and helps her to avoid the police's uncomfortable questions.
Matthew can't resist the marvelous woman who combines innocence with a backbone. His startling kiss, begun to make the police not notice them, turns into an encounter that defies all reason and logic. What began as a measure to be certain there would be no repercussions for what Chloe had or hadn't seen, became something entirely more. He hadn't been able to save Lisa fifteen years ago. This time he won't let anything happen to Chloe.
Sabra Hitchcock shot Charles Messer as he disembarked the train, cursing the klutzy woman who managed to get rescued by the man she wants, has always wanted. Matthew is both her nemesis and her obsession. An ex CIA agent turned mercenary, Sabra's a dangerous woman to cross. And whether she knows it or not, Chloe's interest in Matthew places her directly in the line of fire.
Dee Davis' marvelous voice combines irreverence, romance, and amusement to create a memorable read. Indeed, Davis strings words together with the grace worthy of a poet, displaying her remarkable mastery of language with every page. Further, plot twists and teasers keep the reader not only wondering at character's motives, but also involved with the humorous subplot -- the bit with the cow and naked man kept me in stitches! The eccentric and realistic main characters keep the reader amused even as the danger builds. Equally remarkable are the wonderful secondary characters, each carefully crafted. Most memorable are the "muses" who can be my travelling companions anytime, except Irma needs to leave her gun at home. Very highly recommended.