Thursday, October 2, 2014

Innocent Prey (Brown and de Luca #3) by Maggie Shayne


From Goodreads:

To save innocent lives, they'll have to risk their own.

Self-help superstar Rachel de Luca and Detective Mason Brown have finally given in to their overwhelming attraction to each other, but neither of them is ready to let physical passion turn into full-blown romance, so they carefully maintain an emotional distance. Then a judge's daughter disappears, and Mason has a terrible sense that it's connected to the most recent case they solved together: the abduction of Rachel's assistant.

The discovery of a string of missing women—all young, all troubled—seems like a promising lead. But there's no clear connection between the missing girls and the high-profile young woman Mason is trying to find. He realizes that once again he'll have to rely on his own well-honed instincts and Rachel's uncanny capacity to see through people's lies in order to catch a predator and rescue his captives. But can they do it before Rachel becomes his next victim?
Brown and de Luca are off on a new mystery.  

This time the mystery has nothing to do with Brown’s brother and sister-in-law.   Instead young women are disappearing and they are asked to help.  The story highlights not only the mystery but also the evolving relationship between Mason Brown and Rachel de Luca.

The plot leaves plenty room for tension, danger and romance.  Rachel finds that her powers have not disappeared.  In fact she is NFP while helping solve the case.  (Read the book to see what NFP stands for).  She still is relationship shy even as she and Mason are together more and more.  Mason is almost as confused about their relationship as Rachel.  The two are one of the more entertaining couples in the mystery world and I am looking forward to the next book, Deadly Obsession due November 25, 2014.

Harlequin published Innocent Prey by Maggie Shayne in 2014.

I received an ARC of Innocent Prey from Netgalley in return for a honest review.

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