East St. Louis, Illinois is nothing like its step-sister, St. Louis, Missouri. East St. Louis is where things happen and no one sees. Samantha Jones lives in the shit-hole in Illinois, but she has the love of her life, a young son, and a job as a
That's all she cares about, and she carries a Smith and Wesson to make sure she stays alive to care for her son.
Daniel Panterro is living a nightmare at the same time, only he's bound and bloody in the back of Sam's next repo job. The classy looks of the BMW she drives her cranky repo truck to, holds him in the trunk when she pops the lid.
Sam wants nothing to do with the streets of East St. Louis, and Danny cannot reveal his true identity. Doesn't matter. She's entangled in his troubles whether she saw who put him in the trunk or not.
It's a crazy ride. Danny takes Sam hostage, yet he protects her relative to the situation.
Sam chastises herself for noticing Danny's good looks beneath the dirt and blood. The fact that he doesn't want her dead is a relief, too.
Could it be more than just survival? Could something good and loving come from a frightening hide-and-seek with the thugs after them? Will Sam and Danny live to find out?
Robards delivers another one of her high-octane romantic suspense novels, and I recommend opening the cover!