Her Irresistible Protector
Harlequin Romance, Jul 1 2014, $5.99
In Sydney, Police Officer Mitch King arrives at Tash Buckley’s home to both their chagrin as they have not spoken to one another since they broke up several years ago. He asks her if she recently spoke to Rick Bradford; she responds by accusing him of arresting innocent Rick of crimes she insists he did not commit. He shows her photos of an arson and an attempted murder car crash in which Mitch insists paragon Rick did both and more; and believes this vile man is coming to Sydney targeting Tash next. She refuses to accept the cop's assertion as he always had a negative opinion about her friend.
To protect her, Mitch takes Tash to his beach cabin. Tash is upset with herself for still desiring the hunk who hurt her when he used her to get to Rick; while Mitch knows she is the one, but performing his duty let her get away.
The first Wild Ones tale (see next month’s The Rebel and The Heiress for the other duet entry) is an entertaining second chance at love Australian thriller. With this imprint being Harlequin Romance, ironically the twisting taut suspense is much stronger than the romance.