Reviewed by Sandra Scholes
As part of the Private Protectors series released by Carina Press, Roxanne Thorgesson has never felt life like she has now—where she is so out of control she might risk everything to make it all seem worthwhile. Having to take over the business after her father has had a near fatal heart attack; her task is to take on his firm of the second largest newspaper in Chicago.
It isn’t easy, and she didn’t expect it to be either, but the heat is turned up when former boyfriend, Michael comes around wanting a favour from her. She has an idea he will spell trouble for her, but she can’t say no, especially when he is a part of a scandal that won’t go away.
She didn’t expect an exclusive story like his would come up, but she indulges his every word as it is important to him, as much as it is to her. Michael left her once and offered no reason as to why. It is now that she can send him away, or use him to get her one big story from him. Only this story is bigger than the both of them – his wife has been murdered, and he is high on the list of main suspects. He tells her he didn’t do it, but why should she believe him?
There are many things that the reader will find from the characters in this story, and one of them is that Michael isn’t the sort of person who would murder his wife; she was the only woman he ever loved as much as he hated her.
Even in their darkest times of arguing, which was most of the time, he had never thought of ending her life – he was a very wealthy man and as far as he was concerned, he could have ended their arguments easily enough, and he did for a time when they were going through a rather lengthy divorce settlement.
His wife had gone from being a loving and caring woman to becoming a money-grabbing bitch, something he watched happen through the course of their marriage. As it was common knowledge that it was a rocky one, Michael is thought of as the prime suspect in her murder even when there is someone else lurking out in the shadows who is actually responsible.
This is a story that is easy to get into, and you won’t help but keep turning the pages to find out more.
Buy: Risking Trust