Allen is out with friends when she gets rescued in a most gallant way by the
type of guy she doesn't normally attract.
They immediately connect which leads them to one night of bliss without
one of them takes this sort of thing for granted, or makes a habit of it. They're both interested in something more
than this one night afterwards, but before Harper wakes, Galen sees a text from
her former boyfriend who is on his way over.
Lying and cheating are two things Galen hates more than anything, so he
leaves before giving Harper a chance to explain that the man texting isn't her
current boyfriend but an obsessive ex.
year later, Harper, now a political reporter, witnesses a senator's murder and
Galen, just back from Paris,
is assigned to her protective detail.
What Harper doesn't understand is why the guy she can't forget acts as
if he doesn't remember her. How can
Galen forget the woman who has haunted his dreams for the last year? He can't, but he also can't tell anyone he
knows the witness or he'll be removed from the team. Even though he's not convinced that Harper
means anything to him now, he can't leave her protection to anyone else. Will either of them forget the pain of a
misunderstanding for a second chance? Or
will the killer get to them first?
romantic suspense lovers will enjoy this first book in Mandy Baxter's U.S. MARSHALS
series. I love this author's urban
fantasy series, written as Amanda Bonilla, so I was anxious to review her
contemporary debut. This is a completely
different style for this author, but her talent is evident. Not anything like her urban fantasies, this
contemporary debut is sure to please contemporary fans. How she has pulled this off is beyond my
understanding because I wouldn't have guessed they're the same author and yet,
I can recognize the skills that create both styles. Fascinating.
a hard-sell on the romantic suspense sub-genre because I always reach my
"unbelievability factor"—that point in the story where it's too
over-the-top for me. I did have a couple
mild bumps in this story, but it's because of my bugaboo and it's rare for any
romantic suspense story to get past my inability to accept this style. Someone who loves romantic suspense won't bat
an eye because the skill of the writing is so finely honed. And that heat factor—there are few authors
who do it better. You know that warning
that comes with rollercoasters or 3-D movies, where those with heart problems
should avoid it for their safety? That
warning needs to be on this book. It
burnt my eyeballs! Twice!
NIGHT MORE is a uniquely-paced romantic suspense that engages the senses. Although this novel kicked off with a
one-night-stand, the suspense takes off in chapter five with a sophisticated
political whodunit. Galen and Harper
have a lot to work through before they can act on their attraction to each
other, again. Meanwhile, the suspense
builds along with their relationship. I
really liked this pacing because the suspense and character development got as
much time as the romance, which isn't always the case with these types of
stories. I'm now really curious to read
future contemporary books by this author to see what she can pull off
next. Well done!
get to know Landon a bit better toward the end of ONE NIGHT MORE, which
increases the anticipation for the second book in the U.S. MARSHALS
series by Mandy Baxter, ONE KISS MORE, coming in March 2015 from Zebra
Books. Engaging debut!
those who love billionaire romances, the BILLIONAIRE CLUB series of novellas by
Mandy Baxter kicks off on October 7, 2014 from St. Martin's Griffin.