After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she’s nothing but trouble. Even though he knows he’d never have a chance with a woman like her—not with his disfigurement—he can’t stay away.
Thanks to severe health problems as a child Belle grew up sheltered and smothered by her loving if overbearing, family. Now that she’s finally out on her own she plans to wring everything she can out of life. When she sets her sights on her brooding neighbor nothing can stop her from getting him into bed—until a madman fixates on her.
With Grant now working for Red Stone Security, he sees it as his duty to protect her at all costs. Unfortunately, a violent criminal is stalking Belle and will stop at nothing until he’s destroyed her.
|A book first published in 2012 I received this from NetGalley. Detective Grant Caldwell has left his job from the police department after an explosion left him injured and scared. He has noticed the very attractive neighbor next door to him but has not introduced himself or shown himself because of his scares. This all changes one night when he hears yelling from her back yard and she telling someone to leave her alone. Now Bella Manikas comes from a large Greek family but she does not want anything to with the one guy her mother and her mother’s friend want her to be with. He just cannot understand why. After Grant runs him off she notices Grant up close after seeing him from afar and he looks better than she thought. Being a nurse she is not bothered by his scares. What she is bothered by is a person that is following her, trying to get into her home and other things. When she is finally kidnapped it is up to Grant and the security company to find her before it is too late. A good story with plenty of action. I liked the characters also. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com