Attorney Drake LeBlanc, a Texan, is new to town and in the midst of opening his law firm in the town where his sister Tiffany lives. His sister recently married Annie’s brother Red. After meeting Annie, Drake fell for her hard. He no longer sees other women, concentrating all of his efforts on winning her. But she won’t give him the time of day, insisting that he is egotistical. But what she sees as ego is confidence in his eyes. Still, he is having trouble getting close to her, but he refuses to give up and uses every opportunity he can to be with her. Attending the opening of his brother-in-law Red’s new nightclub, he keeps an eye on Annie. Seeing her go outside, he makes his way to her and has trouble controlling himself when he sees what is going on in the parking lot. Coming to her rescue, he beats her would-be rapist into unconsciousness. Although he wants to call the police and put the criminal behind bars, he heeds Annie when she begs him to help her get home.
Later, he regrets not taking action and Annie, when she feels better, realizes that the jerk could do this to someone else. So they go to the police and discover that the man is already wanted for raping and killing a girl in another state. But the murderer is not finished with Annie. After all, she knows what he looks like. Drake is desperate to protect Annie, but she doesn’t want any strangers protecting her and refuses to leave her home or her pets; a fat cat named Martin and a wise-cracking African Grey, Lewis. Finally, Drake gets her to agree to let him move in with her. While staying in her guest room, he hopes this will give him time to win her trust as he keeps her safe. It doesn’t take long before he gains the loyalty of her two protective pets, to her dismay.
As the killer stalks her andtries to destroy her peace of mind, Drake stays by her side, determined to keep the killer at bay and hopefully break down her barriers. But first, he has to find out why she erected them in the first place. This is a closely guarded secret she even keeps from her own family, or so she believes. Can he win her trust and keep her safe, or will he lose the woman he loves to a vicious killer before she can admit her feelings for him, destroying any chance at a future together?
A thrilling read, HEAVEN IN YOUR EYES, the fourth book in Amazon bestselling author Lori Leger’s amazing LA FLEUR DE LOVE series, is a suspense-filled and emotion-packed contemporary romantic suspense that captivated me from the very beginning. Usually a strong-willed person, Annie finds the killer is turning her into an emotional wreck, but although she leans on Drake at times, she is afraid to let down the barriers. Since she feels so much for Drake, she fears that if he lets her down, she will lose everything this time, perhaps even her life. But Drake knows if he can get past the barrier, it will be worth everything he has gone through. Packed with danger, complex, interesting characters, humor, suspense, sexual tension, drama, plot twists, romance and a once-in-a-lifetime love, this is a story that you will not be able to put down until you reach the last page. In fact, I read it in one sitting, staying up late into the night. It is definitely a book to be savored! Throughout the story, there is also a subplot of the romance between Annie’s oldest brother Chad and his wife Julia. Fans of Ms. Leger’s work are reunited with the characters from her previous books and updated on their lives. As a new reader to this series, I can truthfully say that this book can be read as a standalone. But I advise reading the rest of this delectable series. In fact, after reading this story, I immediately purchased the rest of the books and cannot wait to read them. I also look forward to reading Ms. Leger’s next book; GREEN EYED LADY, which is due out in the late summer of 2012. In the meantime, do not miss HEAVEN IN YOUR EYES or any of the books in the delightful LA FLEUR DE LOVE series!