"can they have a furture together when danger lurks?"

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 a teenager, she is hoping that if she sleeps with him once, she will have worked him out of her system. Her only problem is her ex has followed her to her home town and refuses to take no for an answer. Should she tell Mick her problems and see if he can help her solve them as well as seeing if Mick feels the same for her that she does for him?

Mick MacGilvary can't believe his eyes when he sees Celeste Rice at a charity event. Then when she asks if she can speak to him, he thinks it's time to see if what happened ten years ago still burns strong. When he has to save her yet again, this time from an ex boyfriend, he wonders if she will reject him again or if this time she will let her true feelings for him surface and let him prove they have a furture together.

Denise A. Agnew yet again brings her readers into the lives of her characters in the second of the Heart of Justice series. This time the readers meet Celeste and Mick. Two people whose paths crossed ten years ago and the feelings they have for each other just kept growing, even while they were apart. Now they let their feelings out and face a new challange. Celeste's Ex. Any reader of mystery, past loves and romance will enjoy In Her Defense as it brings two people together and tosses in new challanges for them to face together or possibly be too much and tear them apart. I truly look forward to reading the rest of this series. Denise A. Agnew keeps her reader's interest through out this story and draws them in until the very end.

Reviewed by Stacy Link
Posted May 9, 2009


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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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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