Thoroughly enjoyed this story. Elle's life is in turmoil, her parents suspected suicide in a small plane crash and she is going through things in the attic and finds a blood stained stuffed elephant. This starts triggering her memory and discovers a girl looking for her missing sister. Gabe, an ex police detective now PI, who is working for Elle's sister, is skeptical of Elle until the DNA test comes back. Gabe has had his heart breaks in life and is a recovering alcoholic. As Elle and Gabe work together and try to stay out of harms way to figure out this illegal adoption ring, they can't resist the feeling that develop between them. This is more than a romance, you have plenty of mystery and suspense that will keep you turning the pages. Loved the characters. This is the third book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. The perfect weekend read.
While i enjoyed this book I feel I would have had a better grasp of it if I had of read earlier books in this series as sometimes IO was left a little confused While the book flowed well I wouldn't say it was one of the best reads I have had this year Elle Devereaux has questions first her parents appear to commit suicide in a plane accident then the comapny they built is under investigation Then when clearing the attic she finds a blood stained elephant all leading to memories she has submerged for years Soon she is beginning to believe that she could be the missing sister of a woman searching for her abducted sister Her quest leads her to Gabe Sandoval the PI who is searching for the missing woman and running blockage for his partner as many try to scam, her. He is concerned that Elle may bring a more than change to their lives. Soon he and Ella are placed in danger by their enquiries and he will need to step up to protect the women he is beginning to have feelings for.
Once again, this author delivers an entertaining, touching, at times heartbreaking but also heartwarming story. Elle Devereaux’s life has been turned upside down. She grew up in luxury and now after her parents died in an airplane accident (or was it?), she discovers their business was in bankrupt, the Feds are investigating, and it appears she was not adopted but kidnapped. But in the midst of this devastation, she believes she has a sister in Boston and goes there to find out. Her sister’s PI partner, Gabe Sandoval, is a man who is very protective of his best friend Alex as well as a man who had a tough time years ago, and those circumstances have changed him to be a hardened man. That is , until he gets to really know Elle, a woman who has brought sunshine to his life. But someone wants to harm Elle, and as the investigation of her adoption/kidnap escalates, so does the danger. Will Elle and Gabe survive the danger and find their HEA or will they succumb to it? That said, if you have not read the previous stories, I highly recommend you do. This one follows the lives of the previous characters , especially Alex, Elle’s sister. I was entrusted a copy of this book by Tule Publishing. The opinions expressed are solely my own.