"Another riveting romantic suspense by Dee Davis"
Jonathan Brighton was going on his first vacation in many
years, for a chance to get away from the stresses of his
job, but all went horribly wrong. While driving through
Mexico, he is pulled over for what seems to be a routine
traffic stop. However, it is anything but routine. He is
shot in the head and left for dead on the side of the road.
Six months later, Jonathon, who now goes by John, has had a
rather miraculous recovery, but he has no memory of most of
the events leading up to his rather uncharacteristic
vacation. Just as John is leaving the hospital to go home,
there is some rather shocking news uncovered. One of his
partners was found dead, having disappeared right around
the same time John left for Mexico, and John is the prime
Katie Cavanaugh is an undercover FBI agent, posing as
John's physical therapist. She is on a mission to prove
John's guilt in the murder of Derek Miller, one of his
partners. She has her own reasons for wanting to solve this
murder and doesn't want to let anything get in the way.
From the moment she meets John though, she realizes this
will be no ordinary case for her. There is an immediate
attraction between the two of them, and though both know
they should resist it, do they really want to?
John is a totally different man as a result of his
attempted murder, parts of his memory gone forever and
lacking the ability to perform even the simplest of tasks
easily. While he struggles to overcome his injury, he must
also face the fact that his partners in his business don't
seem to want him around anymore. His only constant is
Katie, but if he knew her secret, he'd want nothing to do
Katie has her work cut out for her, she has to catch a
killer and time is running out. For there appear to be many
secrets kept amidst the partners of John's company, ones
that the partners will keep at any cost. Suspicions fly and
danger lurks around every corner. Through it all, Katie and
John draw closer to each other, and she realizes he
couldn't possibly be the murderer. When it appears his life
is in serious danger yet again, Katie has to make a choice.
Should she reveal her own secrets and risk losing forever
the man she is fast discovering she cannot live without? Or
does she keep her identity a mystery, and stick around long
enough to protect John at the risk of her own life? What
should be an easy choice isn't, when more bodies turn up
along with many other ugly secrets and the people they
thought they could trust reveal their true colors.
Ms. Davis has done it again! She has written a masterpiece
that has it all: romance, action, mystery, and humor. She
has talent for spinning tales that keep the reader guessing
and eager for more. The answers once again, are not at all
what this reviewer expected. Her characters are engaging
and multi-dimensional. One truly gets a feel for them and
everything that makes them who they are. John and Katie are
meant for each other as anyone can see
Ms. Davis blends together an attention to detail,
passionate characters, edge of the seat suspense, and a
believable story to weave a delightful tale of mystery and
love. Her talent improves with each book she writes. If
MIDNIGHT RAIN is an example, future works will be every bit
as engrossing, driving the reader onward through the story,
disappointed only in the fact the book has to end at some
point. As always, this reviewer eagerly anticipates the
next release by a master of suspense, Ms. Davis.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, January 2003. All rights reserved.
Posted January 31, 2003
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006
For undercover FBI agent Katie Cavanaugh this was supposed
to be a routine job-go in, get the evidence, catch a
killer. But from the moment she lays eyes on John Brighton
the intense charge in the air between them lets her know
that the stakes will be higher this time around. Posing as
his physical therapist allows Katie first-hand access to
him but she can't let the intimacy of living together cloud
her judgment. She will need her instincts sharp if she is
going to find him guilty...or prove his innocence.
Left for dead along a deserted highway, John awakes to find
himself physically weakened, mentally scarred, and the lead
suspect in a murder investigation. The only bright point in
his life is Katie, warm and beautiful, she is the one
person he thinks he can trust. But as a net of suspicion
closes in, and as loyalties divide, John and Katie must
work together to unravel the maze of secrets and lies that
threaten to keep them apart forever...