I received this book for free from NetGalley.com . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Break For Me by Shiloh Walker
Published by Macmillan on 2014-04-22
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, Romance, Suspense
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Jensen Bell had twelve happy years before her mother disappeared and her whole world went to pieces. Since then, she's become a cop—one who takes great pride in her work, and in helping keep others safe. The saving grace in her own life has been Dean West, the only man who can make her burn with desire and help her through her burdens. But when a shocking discovery turns her life upside-down, even being wrapped in Dean’s arms might not be enough to keep her out of harm's way, in Break for Me by Shiloh Walker.
More to the story of a missing woman and the mess that it left behind with her family…
Dean has been lusting after Jensen since he met her but he’s never made his move. He senses that she wouldn’t handle him moving in on her so has been watching and waiting for a chance. He’d walk away if it wasn’t for the fact that he has seen the same longing reflected in her eyes at rare moments so he just can’t give up on the one woman who has really sparked his interest in years. Once he finds out her history he finds a kindred soul in more ways than one as he has a massive source of pain in his own past. Different but still as life-changing to him as hers was to her path in life. I loved how he stood for her as she gets the news that part of her needed but the other part of her always dreaded hearing. He worked so hard to keep strong for her and watching him struggle with what he wanted from her but wasn’t willing to risk what he finally managed to get from her was a bit heartbreaking. He’s an amazing man and I hope that we get to see more of them together as the other stories release.
Jensen is the strong one. She channeled the pain of her past in to the career she loves but she’s lonely. When she sees Dean she’s drawn to him like a moth to a flame but can’t seem to let her guard down enough to take a chance. As things start to flare between them she gets word that something has come to light which throws her for a loop. As she struggles with this information she also struggles with the intense passion that Dean has unlocked within her and seeing this strong woman come to terms with this intense need was interesting to read. She’s strong but I liked that she let herself feel when with Dean even as she wanted to retreat. She’s good with everyone around her but seeing her get someone who will truly cherish her as much as she deserves made me happy.
A good second part to the story arc which will continue in Long For Me…. Special thanks to NetGalley.com and St.Martin’s Press for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.