Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
The trouble with running away is you take yourself with you. After a case goes south, Colleen McDonald leaves her police job in Oregon for a fresh start as a civilian in Orlando. The last thing she needs is some cop with killer blue eyes coming around, looking for her missing landlord. The quickest way to get Deputy Graham Harrigan out of her life is to beat him at his own game.
Finding Jeffrey Walters might be Graham's ticket to a slot in the Criminal Investigations Division. Determined to prove he's the man for the job despite the stain of an unsavory reputation passed down by his training partner, he can't afford to be distracted by the pretty tenant in Walters' guest house. A tenant who seems to know more about the case than he does. A tenant with her own demons.
Will Colleen's secrets destroy Graham's chances for a promotion, or will love make theirs a permanent partnership?
“Nowhere to Hide” is a romantic suspense that will leave you guessing until the end. Ms. Odell’s characters breathe off the page and beg you to join them in a world of desire, lies, and yellow police tape. Once you start, you will not want to put this book down.
With a few exceptions, I completely loved Colleen. She is strong and vulnerable at the same time, trying to overcome demons from her past. Graham’s character is a perfect match for her and they compliment each other well. Readers will not only find themselves drawn into the story, but emotionally involved. By the end of the book, you will not be able to wait for them to be together.
The end of the story left me a little underwhelmed. I felt like there were some loose ends outstanding that could have given the story a more “complete” feeling. The sex was too vanilla for my tastes, but appropriate for the characters involved.
Overall, “Nowhere to Hide” was a great read. I look forward to seeing more from Ms. Odell.
4 Tea Cups!