Federal prosecutor Nicole Ward had a falling out with her family when she opted to leave her father’s law firm and leave her husband who also happens to be her father’s protégée. She now takes pride in putting criminals behind bars and appreciates living for justice instead of the all-mighty dollar.
Constantine has done extensive research on Nicole but he’s not about to take everything he’s read at face value. He’s taken it a step further and examined her from a distance but he’s ready to meet her and find out if she’s truly clean of Alvarez’s influence. Constantine approaches her while she’s out celebrating her sister’s passing of the bar exam. Right away there’s an undeniable chemistry between them but seeing it out to its natural conclusion would be unethical as far as he’s concerned. That doesn’t stop him from seeing to her pleasure before hightailing it away. They don’t meet again until she insists on talking with him. As the prosecuting attorney it’s her job to ensure that all her witnesses are ready to go and credible and she refuses to accept him as a witness without meeting him.
Because of the volatile nature of this case, Nicole must agree to use all the safety procedures in force before she’s taken to see Constantine. She’s not at all happy to learn that Constantine Vega is the same man she’d shared such a heated encounter with at the bar. All her ire quickly disappears however when they hear someone on the roof and realize they’re in danger. Constantine and Nicole are forced to do the unthinkable – they go on the run. Trust doesn’t come easy for either of them but with no one to count on but each other this enforced time together could bring them closer than either of them ever dreamed.
Lisa Renee Jones fulfilled every one of my expectations with her newest book LONE STAR SURRENDER. Constantine and Nicole are thrust together because of a major criminal case but they have so much more in common than either of them realized. I loved how these characters interact and the action packed scenes had me anxiously turning pages in anticipation of what would happen next. One of the things I especially enjoyed was how each characters’ background plays into their attitudes and how they relate to each other.