(From the publisher):
From the publisher
Seventeen years ago, Manette Alicia Walker was pregnant and engaged to be married. On the day of her wedding, the groom pulled a no-show and she was left standing at the altar. Still reeling from that humiliation, after carrying her child to term, Manny delivered a stillborn baby girl, further devastating her. Though it took a while, Manny managed to pull her life together and move forward. Today, she is the business manager and part owner of the ready-to-wear-store of Exterior Motives. Her family feels that at thirty-six, it is long past time for Manny to marry and settle down, and while Manny maintains that she is looking for love, her insecurities and trust issues with men are working at opposing ends.
Despite his wealth and love of the job, thirty-eight-year-old Detective Christopher Coltrane Mills is a man on a mission. At the age of ten, he saw his father (also a law enforcement officer) shot and killed in the street. Two years
later, Christopher became an orphan when his mother (who was unable to cope after his father's murder) took her own life. He spent a year living in the county orphanage before the parents of Nelson Reeves rescued and took him in. However, Christopher had already learned to close off his feelings, a personality trait he still carries to this day. Christopher has spent his entire adult life hunting the man responsible for his father's murder and had put his life on hold with regard to relationships. That is, until he met Manette Walker and she somehow broke through the barriers he'd built to keep women from getting too close.
Manny Walker and Christopher Mills are in love. They have shared an exclusive relationship for over two years. However, both have reasons for not sharing the full extent of their feelings for one another. Manny and Christopher are in love,
but internal and external forces may be working to keep them apart. Unbeknownst to him Manny sees Christopher on a date with another woman, which gives her a convenient excuse to break off their relationship, something he neither understands or wants. Though he's done his best, Christopher is
unable to keep the depth of his feelings hidden from Manny.
Manny and Christopher are in love, but it is a love that they may not get to share or fully explore. Christopher is close to capturing his prey and the danger to him has escalated. Although Manny doesn't know the specifics of the case, both are very much aware that he may not walk away from the encounter alive.
Original title: Enchanted Desire
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Contemporary
Fiction→ Romance→ Romantic-Suspense