Title: When Love Intrudes
Toni Vincent’s last relationship ended with violence. Since then, she’s decided she’s better off without men. But when she finds her young seventeen year old neighbor, Nathan, unconscious and beaten, this is one man she can’t abandon. But helping Nathan means trusting Detective Brian Barnes, another man who hurt her in the past. It’s something she’s just not sure she can do.
Detective Brian Barnes has seen one too many criminals beat the system. He’s burned out and regretting a lot about his life. At the top of that list is how he dealt with Toni Vincent when he was wounded. At the time, he couldn't stand to look at himself, much less have someone he failed care for him. Now she needs his help and he refuses to fail her again. But keeping her alive requires keeping his heart out of it. Something not easy to do when trapped in a romantic mountain retreat, even if it is the safest place for Toni and her unexpected charge.
With danger around every corner, it’s hard to know who can be trusted, especially for three people who have been burned before. But they may just find the best family is the one not tied together by blood.
Author: Christi Snow
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Operation Endurance, The Shadow of Mudflap, Snowcroft Lost, Snowcroft Safehouse
Series: When the Mission Ends
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Operation Endurance
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: October 16, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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I was so pleased to see that Christi Snow gave Brian Barnes a happily ever after of his own. Readers have seen how caring he is in every single one of the When the Mission Ends books. He is the detective that has worked with Robertson family and the troubles that have seemed to find them.
Trouble also appears to be following Toni. Readers will remember her as Julie’s friend from the previous book and also as fellow victim and assistant rescuer. That will make sense if you’ve read Operation Endurance and won’t reveal spoilers to those who have not. Toni is still the same caring woman. This time her compassionate nature lands her in a bit of trouble when she finds her neighbor and friend Nathan severely beaten.
Toni and Brian find themselves spending time together again even though both believed it would never happen. Thrown together under horrible circumstances they find that they are in serious danger still. Brian vows to be the protector he believes he failed to be five months ago. Toni and Nathan are in more danger than they imagined possible and Brian is certainly the only one who can protect them.
When Love Intrudes is full of non-stop action. Just when I thought Toni and Brian were going to have a tiny reprieve something else is thrown at them. The danger causing problems that seemed obvious at first glance turn out completely different than expected on multiple occasions. Snow definitely kept me guessing with this one.
Christi also introduces fans to several new characters that will leave you wanting her to write faster just so you can see their happily ever after. I’m excited about a new series that she has planned for some of these new characters! February 2014 will not get here soon enough.