IN HER DEFENSE by Denise A. Agnew
In Her Defense by Denise A. Agnew
Heart of Justice Series, Book 2
Liquid Silver Books
Reviewed by Miranda
Celeste Rice moves back to her hometown of Gold Rush, Colorado following the death of the beloved Aunt who raised her. Once back in Gold Rush Celeste can’t help but focus on the one thing that she has regretted her entire life. The night she walked away from Mick MacGilvary.
Mick MacGilvary is a Sheriff’s Deputy as well as a member of an elite SWAT team. When Mick sees Celeste for the first time after so many years, it’s as if time stops. She is the one that got away, the girl he has wanted his entire life.
Celeste has come back to town with a problem, one only Mick can help her with. Well, two actually: her ex is obsessing over her and making her miserable, and she believes Mick may be able to offer some advice. More importantly, she is finally ready to take him to bed. Mick’s the only man to ever make her feel, “Hot. Bothered. Ready to do something nasty and illegal.”
Celeste’s ex will not be deterred; he is a sociopath with an agenda that includes Celeste and he will be damned if he lets anyone get in his way. Celeste and Mick will have more to overcome than a crazy ex, both will have to deal with the horrible events from their past that changed them forever. Can Celeste and Mick overcome their fears and accept each other’s love before it’s taken away forever?
In Her Defense is a suave, suspenseful, seduction. Denise A. Agnew has created a story that keeps on giving. In Her Defense is suspenseful through its entirety without becoming trite. This is the first book of the Heart of Justice series I have had the chance to read, but now I am anxious to go back and read the first. It is not necessary to have read the first book. This can definitely be read as a stand-alone novel.
Celeste and Mick are absolutely smoking hot. I could definitely feel all the pent-up feelings lingering between these two characters. When they reunite for the first time it is obvious that these two are headed for an emotional and sexual storm of epic proportions. I loved the way Ms. Agnew played these two; they had so many issues. I applaud the fact that she didn’t have them consummate the relationship immediately. Celeste irritated me a couple of times but I couldn’t help but feel for her because her fear comes from such extreme tragedy. I would definitely recommend In Her Defense. It’s a classic love story not to be missed.