Sinful pleasure and forbidden desire rule in #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh's story For Maggie's Sake, previously published in the anthologies Real Men Do It Better and Taken, now exclusively in e.
Maggie Chavez is in protective custody with a member of her former lover's SEAL team. Joe, her ex-lover, thinks Maggie is hiding information from him about a powerful drug lord and the deaths of some SEALs. He intends to seduce her and get the information before she can sell it back to the drug cartel. But the desire crackles between them and their attraction is undeniable. How can Joe use her and leave her, when all he wants is to hold her close and never let go?
Re-release Date: December 13, 2016
St. Martin's Griffin
Review copy provided by publisher
I somehow had never read a book by Lora Leigh until For Maggie's Sake. Yes I know she has been around for years, but for some reason I missed out on her books when they were originally published. I was excited for the opportunity to give her books a try when offered a review copy of For Maggie's Sake. I have to say I very much enjoyed her voice and look forward to reading many more books from her in the future.
For Maggie's Sake hit on all my favorite romantic suspense elements. The mystery wasn't too over the top and kept me engaged to the end. The sex was smoking hot and I loved the chemistry between Maggie and Joe. I'm also a pretty big fan of reunion-type stories, so the fact that Joe and Maggie had a past together was just a bonus for me. I hated they had to go through the years apart, with Maggie marrying another man to find one another again, but honestly felt like they wouldn't have been ready for a relationship then. I hated Maggie ended up marrying a man who was a total ass and only went after her because he knew it would hurt Joe. The fact Grant was supposed to be Joe's best friend made me even angrier.
For Maggie's Sake was a smoking hot romantic suspense book. The mystery of where the evidence was kept me engaged to the end and I loved seeing Maggie and Joe figure out what they needed to do this time to make their relationship work.
Rating: 4 Stars (B)