Title: Identity Crisis
When Olivia Doyle’s father dies under suspicious circumstances, rather than inheriting a family fortune, she inherits a new identity. She learns they were placed in the Federal Witness Security Program when she was five years old. Her father was involved in an art forgery ring and testified against the mob. Brought up not to trust anyone, Olivia has a difficult time relying on U.S. Marshal Ethan Ryder to protect her, and to keep her secret. She fears her father may have continued his life of crime through her art gallery. She has little choice but to depend on Ethan when she realizes someone is now after her. Olivia’s search for the truth leads her and Ethan across country to a family and past she doesn’t remember.
At the age of ten, Ethan witnessed a brutal murder. He vowed when he grew up, he’d protect people in danger. Protecting Olivia is difficult when she won’t trust him. He soon realizes his desire to protect her goes beyond doing his job, but if his judgment becomes clouded by emotions, her safety could be jeopardized.
Can Ethan and Olivia learn to trust each other when they uncover secrets that will change their lives forever?
Author: Eliza Daly
Published by Crimson Romance Source: Author
Published: March 4, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Upon the death of her father, Olivia is given a letter explaining she and her father were placed in in the Federal Witness Security Program when she was five years old. Her father had been involved in art forgery and testified against the mob. As her life begins to unravel and her life is threatened, she finds herself once again needing the protection of the WSP. U.S. Marshal Ethan Ryder witnessed his mother’s murder at an early age. Since then he vowed he would protect people in danger. Tough, smart and attractive, he knew Olivia needed his protection but his growing attraction to her and her inability to trust could jeopardize her safety. Determined to find out the truth about her father, Ethan and Olivia travel across the country to a family she didn’t know existed.
Romance – Check. Suspense – Check. Intrigue – Check. Great characters – Double Check! Oh yeah…this one has it all. If Identity Crisis was a movie, my bucket of popcorn would be empty and I would not have noticed. This page-turner hooked me from the very beginning. Daly delivers two solid characters in Olivia and Ethan. The romantic scenes are well done and tastefully written without the added smut in so many books these days. The add element of art was a nice touch. At times, I felt the art itself was a character. Even though there are plenty of twists and turns, the progression of the story flows smoothly never feeling rushed or jumpy. If you see the ending coming then you did a better job than I did. My jaw hit the floor in shock when finally the who-did-it is revealed.
If your interests lay in a good solid story, look no further than Eliza Daly’s Identity Crisis.
I received this book from the Jeep Diva in exchange for my honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.