Forget the Hatfields and McCoys, in a small Southern town, the Whitfields and Tallys are the real family feud. So for some unholy reason, Jake Whitfield’s old man and Angel Tally’s grandfather wrote codicils to their wills the night before they died in a suspicious fire. The codicils require Jake and Angel to marry or lose their inheritances.
Jake feels like a man with two faces. One he presents to his brothers and the public: the criminal willing to step on anyone for a buck while mercilessly protecting the business. The other: the lonely man wanting a better life for himself and his family and working with an FBI agent to make it happen.
To Jake, marrying Angel makes sense. With her family’s help, he can fight the new criminal organization that’s moving into his town. Immersed in the criminal world, there is no hope for Angel, but her brother is still young. She will do anything to protect him from that way of life and whoever killed their grandfather, even marry a despised Whitfield. And Angel never forgot about the sexy incident with Jake in high school ten years earlier.And if she has to go along with a Whitfield-Tally marriage, she wants a replay.
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First time reading this author. Loved how she made you think one thing and how everything is not always as it seems in the end. Characters are well developed. Story was refreshing. Love a strong female lead and a man who can handle her. I highly recommend this book and will be checking out the rest of her collection.
This is an awesome story, It flows nicely, Jake is one of 3 sons of a family whose dad was a tyrant. Jake managed to maintain his humanity through many years of abuse. Angel is the granddaughter of another tyrant. She has been trained to be the collector for her family. Jake and Angel have a history. From him spanking her at age 14 to now. This book has lots of hot sex, spankings and the author managed to mix in some murder and intrigue. Can Jake and Angel catch the person trying to kill them? Read and find out. I read this book as an arc from NetGalley. I gave it a hot 5 stars
I absolutely love crime novels and this one definitely satisfied my need for crime. Will read more from this author in the future. Highly recommend.