Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
After a run of bad relationships, Lily Pearl Evans has finally become an independent woman. In the New Mexico desert town of Chaparral, she works for herself, sets her own rules, and is determined no man will hold her back again.
Gene Nicholas worked for more than a decade to achieve his dream to be a doctor. Wanting to share his gifts with those less fortunate, he leaves south Florida to volunteer for Doctors Without Borders in Mexico.
When Gene provokes a showdown with the local Mexican drug cartel, he becomes a man with a price on his head. On the run, he ends up on Lily’s doorstep--a mystery man forced to conceal his past to protect them both. With the cartel’s dangerous web drawing tight around them, can Lily and Gene survive a drug lord’s revenge?
The growing love between Lily Pearl and Dr Gene Nicholas is set against a story of a man on the run from a drug cartel. The heat rating is purely because of where the story is set (in a brothel). The first kiss between hero and heroine, far from making my toes curl, was an aside in the middle of a paragraph in chapter sixteen. The story focuses more on action than romance despite its 'sensual' rating by the publisher. Slow paced at times, the story builds to a thrilling climax from a point of view I wasn’t expecting. An enjoyable read.
3 ½ Tea Cups!