How To Seduce a Cavanaugh
Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Jul 1 2015, $5.50
The recurring nightmare and the scar on his chest remind Kane Durant of his childhood trauma when his abusive dad shot and killed his mom and severely wounded him. Thus the Aurora PD detective takes life extremely seriously at all times and prefers to live and work alone. Upbeat Detective Kelly Cavanaugh sees joy in life though she’s hard-pressed to tease laconic Kane to say more than three words.
Well aware they are total opposites; Chief of Detectives Brian Cavanaugh assigns his Grand-niece Kelly, whose partner just retired, as Kane’s seventh in a record setting short span over the loner’s objection. Robbery Captain Collins assigns the new teammates to investigate a series of home invasions. As the misanthrope and Pollyanna work together, she empathizes when she learns the truth re his tragedy; but neither is ready for an attraction between them.
The latest Cavanaugh Justice (see Cavanaugh Fortune) is a brisk, at times amusing, entry due to the fresh lead male and the changing attitude by his partner towards him after she learns what happened to him. The case takes a back seat to the relationship metamorphous as the truth sets both free to fall in love.