Celeste Rice’s life has been shattered by terrible violence more than once. Violence threatens to creep back into Celeste’s world when her ex-boyfriend stalks her. When Celeste inherits her aunt’s home, she decides to move back into her childhood neighborhood after long years away. Upon her prodigal return, she encounters old friend and long-time object of her desire, Mick MacGilvary at a charity event and knows that she is finally ready to pursue that heart-stopping attraction. She believes she’ll stop craving him if she has sex with him once and gets it out of her system. She decides to test the wildfire attraction, even though Mick’s violent past and his SWAT position frighten her.

Mick will do anything in her defense…

SWAT cop Mick MacGilvary’s instincts tell him Celeste’s ex-boyfriend has something evil up his sleeve. Mick’s uneasy past with Celeste makes him gun-shy around her. His protective feelings for Celeste have never abandoned him. Ten years ago, Celeste rejected his advances, and he hasn’t forgotten. The heavy-duty attraction he’s always had for her ramps up now that she’s near. Better yet, she’s obviously interested in bedding him.

Danger lurks around the corner…

Caught up in a passion neither of them can deny, Mick and Celeste’s strengths and weaknesses are tested when her ex-boyfriend decides if he can’t have her, no one will.

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Suspense

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"Book Two of the Heart of Justice Series"
Reviewed by Angie Gipson
Posted March 13, 2009

Celeste Rice's aunt that raised her after her parents death dies, leaving Celeste her home. Celeste feels like it is the perfect time to make changes in her life and takes some chances, so she moves back to her hometown after being gone for 10 years. Those chances include Read more...

"can they have a furture together when danger lurks?"
Reviewed by Stacy Link
Posted May 9, 2009

Celeste Rice has returned to Gold Rush after the death of her aunt. Her life has been filled with violence and now it no different. She has come home to heal and perhaps rekindle an old desire with Mick MacGilvary. Celeste has been in love with Mick since she was Read more...


In Her Defense
(Heart of Justice: Book 2)
by Denise A. Agnew

Liquid Silver Books
February 1, 2009
Available: February 10, 2009
ISBN #1595785116
EAN #9781595785114
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