Harlequin Intrigue, May 19 2015, $5.50
Grieving for her husband Tristan who died on a Gulf oil rig accident in which his body was not recovered (see Under Suspicion), pregnant Sandy DuChaud returns to Bayou Bonne Chance, Louisiana. Though recovering from injuries he suffered in the near deadly incident, Tristan worries about Sandy’s safety due to something he stashed in their house. The undercover Homeland Security agent sneaks into the home to retrieve the item without his spouse seeing him, but Sandy catches him.
Sandy is both furious for him faking his demise and elated to have her beloved spouse alive. When his enemy targets the couple for extermination, Tristan will do just about anything to keep his “widow”, their unborn and the country safe.
The second Bayou Bonne Chance thriller is an engaging second chance romantic suspense. Initially the storyline is leisurely-paced; but once the hero returns home the plot accelerates into hyperspeed on two fronts: the lead couple’s relationship and the war with those threatening them and the nation.