The only thing better than a man in uniform is a man out of uniform. Sasha has never been more certain of anything in her life, and she's never wanted anyone more than she wants Officer Henry Dryden. Tall, tough and battle-scarred, he's the first man to capture not just her eye, but her heart. With curves and the confidence to use them, it's not hard to attract his attention, or get him to break out those cuffs and keys. But for the first time, getting exactly what she wants feels dangerously like risking it all.
There's no question about the one thing Henry wants most when it comes to Sasha: to protect her. After their coastal North Carolina community is sent a message via the brutal murder of the prison warden, no one is safe. Henry can't afford to be distracted by things like the all-consuming desire Sasha inspires. There'll be time for that later ... if he can keep her from getting caught in the crossfire of a killer's revenge scheme. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, he'll do anything to avoid being the only one to walk out of a war zone alive again. The way forward is clear: stop the convict who's hunting officers in Riley County, and keep Sasha safe ... or die trying.
This is the second book in the Lock and Key Series by Ranae Rose...Sasha and Henry where introduced in the first book in the series Officer Next Door.
Sasha is a strong woman who goes after what she wants and she wasn't Henry. A Sassy woman who knows her way around a kitchen and how to handle a knife. She tends to be impulsive but that is what I love about her.
Henry is a former Marine who works at the prison that has many a battle scare both mentally and physically. He is determined not to lose focus and keep Sasha safe even if it kills him.
This book does leave off where the last ended in the sense of one of the escaped prisoners is back for revenge and he plans on going out with a bang.
Henry and Sasha do make a great team, even when Henry thinks he doesn't need her. One of my favorite parts of the book involves Sasha running in a bikini and brandishing a kitchen knife.
This book is filled with all sorts of goodies which make it my favorite so far of all Ranae's books... It has suspense, steamy parts, humor, heartache, the lady in white, nightmares, and love.