Another smoking hot PNR from Ward, this time with a little B&D thrown in for spice. Our hero is tall, dark and tormented, and our heroine is smart and savvy. It’s a strong relationship, even though the road to romance is rocky and paved with potholes. As ever in this series, the story is far from a typical romance, but involves deep thoughtful characterizations of the folks surrounding our couple, as well as many sideline plots that may or may not be resolved in future novels. A great, and compulsive read.