Bud Mac Phearson's job is to protect Mallory Christiani and her young daughter, Emily& not to get personally involved with either. But after Emily disappears and the trail leads directly to a well-known crime boss, Mac can't refuse the beautiful single mother's pleas for help. With assassins hot on their trail and danger around every corner, the tentative partners race to find the missing key needed for the ransom & even as they try to fight the attraction blooming between them. But when Mac trades his own life for Emily's, Mallory must risk it all to save the man she's come to love.
I used to read Harlequin Intrigue books for several years. This is a good line of books to check out if you are into mystery/suspense or romantic suspense stories. This line of books does produce some good storylines with a mix of action, romance, male and female leads that guarantee to be quick reads. It has been a long time also since I have read anything by author, Catherine Anderson.
I liked this book. It had plenty of action that kept the storyline moving at a steady, face pace. Mac is the ultimate male hero lead. He is someone I instantly picture when I think of the hero...tall, dark, handsome, strong, quick thinker, great under pressure, and gets the job done. Mallory on the other hand I had a seesaw relationship with her. At times she was strong but other times she cracked under pressure. I thought for having such a authority male figure as a father that she would be cool under pressure. The chemistry between thee two was steady and built up but still hot.