Author: Selena MontgomeryPublisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; First Edition edition (June 1, 2004)Genre: Romance/Suspense, 352 PagesISBN-10: 0312993064ISBN-13: 978-0312993061
Criminal psychologist Dr. Erin Abbott wants nothing more than to live a quiet life. That means no danger, no intrigue-and absolutely no romance. But when Erin suspects a serial killer is roaming New Orleans, her investigation throws her straight into the arms of the only man who can help her.
Journalist Gabriel Moss is hot to find his next huge story-and he knows Erin is on to something big. From the moment they meet, Gabriel senses that Erin is hiding something. One thing is certain: Erins boxy suits and sensible shoes hide a delicate beauty waiting to emerge...and Gabriel is just the man to reveal the woman inside.
As they join forces to find the killer, Gabriel slowly seduces Erin with his soft kisses. But Erin knows their love can never be. For she is hiding a terrible secret-and if Gabriel reveals the truth, Erins life will be shattered forever...
With a secret buried deep in her past, Dr. Erin Abbott has been keeping a low profile. That is, until Journalist, Gabriel Moss sets his eyes on the mysterious Dr. Abbott, digs until he unravels the secret Erin has been keeping for a very long time. Someone is killing the innocent citizens of New Orleans and Erin soon realizes that this twisted serial killer is killing those who show her the slightest bit of attention. With help from Gabriel, the pair set out to find out who is on this murdering rampage and put a stop to it before they strike again, and they both know the last person on this serial killers stop is Dr. Erin Abbott.
This book was really good, I really enjoyed trying to figure out who the killer was all the while drooling over Gabriel. He can write a story on me any day. I like how Gabriel can see right through Erins boxy clothing and boring but comfortable shoes, and right into her, knowing that something is wrong. And it doesn't hurt that this mysterious yet sexy woman, with a secret he is determined to unravel, is going to land him a big story that will help him with his diminishing paper. Erin has witnessed a murder take place when she was younger and in an attempt to flee she is then confronted and nearly beaten to death. Until she gets her hands on the gun that was going to kill her and kills the man who has been abusing her both mentally and physically since she was a child.
I liked that this book had a main character who's mind is beyond smart. Getting a glimpse into Erins mind and both seeing and understanding how the serial killers mind works, really perked up my attention more while reading. Hmm, I don't think I disliked much about this book. Hell, I don't think I disliked anything for that matter.
Overall, this book was a great read. I picked it up while I was at a thrift store and it was only a dollar. Great steal, especially since it was really good. I would definitely recommend this book. If you're looking for a suspense novel with some romance, then you should pick this book up :)