"Interesting police procedural romance"
In Treetop, Wyoming, Deputy Sheriff Sophie Ryan knows
immediately who is driving the motorcycle fifteen miles
over the speed limit though he has not been in town in over
fourteen years. Sophie arrests her teenage lover Luke "THE
MAVERICK" Salinger as he has charges of arson, vandalism,
and breaking and entering on the books from fourteen years
ago. Sophie wants nothing to do with Maverick or any other
of the wealthy Salingers who forced her to raise her son
Joey by herself.
Upon seeing Sophie, Luke thinks back to the fire in the
lawyer's office that changed his life. He was about to
turn himself in after seeing his girlfriend Sophie, but was
stunned to overhear she ratted on him. Instead of going to
the law, he fled town. Later he learned she had a kid.
Not comprehending he might be the father, he assumed she
cheated on him too. At Luke's present day hearing on the
old charges, Judge Entwhistle makes a surprising decision
by appointing Sophie as Luke's watchdog to see that he
behaves while in town. Sophie knows she must do her job,
but wonders how to do it when she still loves the man she
thought she hated.
THE MAVERICK is an interesting police procedural romance
starring two fine lead protagonists learning that love is
forever. The story line is fast paced as the lead couple
struggles with an attraction that threatens to engulf both
of them as well as with misconceptions about their past.
Though the villain is a more of a caricature than a
realistic person, readers will relish Carrie Alexander's
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 22, 2002