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Lie in the Moment (The Billionaire Tricksters of Boston) Kindle Edition
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Detective Maura O’Halloran is certain Keenan Shy, the man who killed her brother and sister-in-law, is back in Boston. She also believes that his cousin, Roland Chandler has a better idea of how to find Keenan than he is letting on. At this point, she is willing to try anything to get his cooperation, even some female wiles, but can a player like Roland be seduced?
Roland just found out about all the romantic/threatening letters that Keenan has been sending to Blake over the last few years. Roland knows that Keenan will have dropped hints of his whereabouts in those letters. He won’t be able to help himself in his overwhelming need to prove himself a better man than Roland. But Blake gave the letters to the lovely and tenacious Detective O’Halloran. One of the first things that Roland’s father taught him was how to charm a mark. He might not have to pick pockets any longer, but Roland is certain he can charm his way into Maura’s file and maybe even into her bed.
Maura is nothing like the woman Roland usually dates and maybe that is part of the attraction. Maura is strong, fierce, and is dedicated to her job, and just like Roland, Maura will do anything to protect the people she loves, even step into the direct path of a psychotic killer. Roland has gotten used to being able to pull all the strings, but the longer they work together, the question becomes which one of them is using the other or have they both forgotten the basic rule of not getting emotionally involved?
As they get closer to catching Keenan, can they get him to walk into their trap or have they already walked into his?
Nicole Camden kept a perfect balance in this story. I was able to pick up this third story, which had a continuing theme of these friends being attacked by Keenan Shy, cousin to this hero Roland Chandler, and not feel lost. We received a nice introduction to the other characters and enough of an explanation from the prior stories to know that there was prior trouble with Keenan but we were not told too much so that I couldn’t pick up the prior books and still be caught up in the suspense and surprises in those stories.
Both the hero and the heroine were introduced in prior stories, Roland being the partner of Milton and Nick from the prior stories and cousin to the dangerous Keenan, and Maura who was the detective assigned to investigate on the prior stories. Maura’s brother and sister-in-law were also murdered by Keenan 10 years prior. This is not an insta-love romance. There has been a building attraction between the two of them going back through their prior history in the series which has been brewing for some time and now the attraction explodes, even though both the cop and the billionaire doubt the possibility of more than a moment of attraction.
It took me a while to realize that I was getting a strong Roarke/Eve (J.D. Robb’s In death Series) feel in this story. Roland is a billionaire, making his money from software development some of which was created for the government. Roland has many contacts and connections and has no problem with pulling strings or tossing around money when it suits his purpose. He is used to dating beautiful, sophisticated women, but none who kept his attention for more than a date or two. Maura is a second-generation cop and dedicated to her job. Maura believes that while the sex is fantastic, there is too much difference between the world she lives in and the world that Roland lives in with Rolls Royces, mansions and servants.
You also have the fact that Maura’s father remembers well Roland’s father and the fact that Roland was taught to pickpockets and scam tourists. Her father wants her to stay away from Roland and does not trust him for information. Maura knows her father would go ballistic if he found out she was sleeping with Roland or worse, that Maura was starting to believe in him.
Roland goes from trying to use Maura to get the information he wants to doing whatever he can to protect his cop and her family from Keenan. Maura and Roland might doubt their relationship but we, the reader, and you know the psychopath who stalks them, can see there is more than a strong attraction between these two. When you are dealing with a villain with no scruples or compunction, it definitely ratchets up the tension.
Detective Maura O'Halloran has been hunting Keenan for over a decade to avenge the death of her brother and his wife that left her infant niece orphaned. Maura has been raised her niece with the help of her disabled father, a retired detective for the Boston PD. While the case against Keenan has gone cold since he escapes in the last book, Maura has not given up the search for him.
When Roland first met Maura over ten years earlier they clashed and every encounter afterwards reinforced their mutual dislike for each other. In an attempt to out maneuver each other to catch Keenan they begin trying to seduce the other to glean information about the case that they're not sharing willingly. The thing is Roland and Maura are hot for each other and sex is explosive.
I love this couple. Maura, the tough, no-nonsense detective able to call Roland on his bulls*** and also be able to surrender and let him have his wicked way with her. Roland, the slick manipulator, able to get his way with slight of hand and other tricks that are completely useless on Maura. There is a cloud of distrust hovering over their relationship the entire time and somehow they are able to fall hard for each other. The cop and the "robber" joining forces to catch a truly heinous criminal.
I enjoyed this story every step of the way, there was suspense, action, witty banter and opulence all around. The abrupt ending is the only thing technically wrong with this book. There was just a little more of this story left untold for me. But overall, this was a good series with an interesting premise and really cool characters.
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