Sunday, February 10, 2013

Toni's Review of Forever Hers by E.B. Walters - 5 Stars




She wants her past hidden...

Amy Kincaid is running from her controlling ex-husband, who will stop at nothing to find her. With a new identity and a new job as a housekeeper, she just wants to be left alone to raise her daughter. Then Eddie Fitzgerald rolls into town and turns her world upside down.

He’s in the business of exposing the truth...

Eddie Fitzgerald, L.A.P.D.'s finest, lives for his job and nothing else, until he decides to take a break at the family summer home and is held at gunpoint by the most annoying, sassiest woman to ever cross his path. But something is off about Amy, and the more he learns about her, the more he’s convinced she’s a fugitive.

When her past catches up to her, Amy has no choice but to trust Eddie. Unfortunately, Eddie has demons of his own, and struggles with the decision to protect her or uphold the law.

The truth takes them down a deadly path, and only love can save them.

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I had the pleasure of reading this novel before it was released and I have to say I squealed when it hit my inbox.  I have loved Eddie from the very beginning.  I will say though that he is still second to Chase, because I just see him as mine and he makes me purr.  Hey, a girl can dream, but Eddie still rocks my world!  *smiles*

Amy is a woman that can be any woman.  She is coming out of turbulent relationship that was filled with pain, fear and lies.  She has done what most women would do, left her abusive husband for her own sake, but mainly for the safety of her innocent daughter.  This momma bear will protect her baby and you better watch out for her claws.  She is a new woman and full of surprises.

Eddie needs a break.  A nice quiet escape from L.A. to northern Idaho should do it.  He is not going cold turkey, though.  He plans to quietly assist the local police department on a baffling case, but he doesn’t see that as a problem.  He is away from his precinct, family and daily troubles, so all is good.  He expected a quiet reprieve and got a woman and her daughter that will not leave him, his body or his heart alone.

These two start off very rocky, but find that they enjoy each other’s company.  They are both leery from their pasts, but slowly through quiet companionship, sexual attraction and a vibrant little girl, their relationship begins to blossom.  It’s too bad that Amy’s ex has found her and he decides that no one will get in his way of getting what he wants…Amy.  What the man doesn’t expect or plan for is Eddie Fitzgerald.  Eddie is a force not to be reckoned with and he has the support and tools to protect Amy.  The ex-husband also has no idea the lengths Amy will go to protect her daughter.  It’s a double whammy and I really enjoyed the show.

Forever Hers is the fifth novel in the Fitzgerald Family series.  I have yet to be disappointed with any of the stories this series.  This novel did seem to have a stronger “danger” presence than the prior book and I have to say I really enjoyed that aspect.  There has also always been a touch of mystery encompassing Eddie.  It was so nice to get a peek into the man and learn what makes him tick.  I also enjoyed that Amy was able to break through his shell, but truthfully Eddie didn’t stand a chance once he met Amy’s daughter, Raelynn.  She was an entertaining and lovely addition to the story.

Great plot, devious villain, enchanting secondary characters and a cute as a button little girl; how can you go wrong?  You can’t!  Oh, oh, oh – I forgot to mention, these two have amazing, ahem, scenes together, *wink-wink*.  Forever Hers, is a well-rounded novel that shouldn’t be missed.  I suppose you can read it as a standalone, but you really can’t beat the series as a whole.  Check them out.  This is contemporary romance at its best! 


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 Thanks for reading - Toni!


2 comments:

Nancy Bristow said...

Good review, Toni and Forever Hers sounds appealing to me so I'm adding it to my TBB list...or I just may have to go ahead and snag it now and let it be waiting in the wings for me. :) I know you're aware of addictive reading habits. E. B. Walters is a new-to-me author. I do have to ask though, which book is Chase in? *grin*

Toni said...

His story is coming up soon. I believe two more books. I think Ednah is trying to write a fabulous story where I finally get my man. He is sexy, funny and he is a chef. *fans self* Can't beat that!