Colby Black, a handsome sniper for a hostage negotiation team, has a peculiar way of de-stressing; he cleans. After his pretty, new next-door neighbor has a kitchen fire, he not only puts out the fire, saving her house, but he talks his way into her life by helping her with the cleanup. Colby saves Sophia again after someone tried to grab her through her window and he chases away the man. From that point on, Sophia had Colby’s full attention no matter how much she tries to push him away.
I read Ashes Ashes all the way through in one sitting. I couldn’t help it. I had to find out how it ended. And, unlike some other books I’ve read, I didn’t want to spoil the thoroughly enjoyable adventure by flipping to the last page first. Yes, I’ve done that.
Here is the back cover blurb.
Are you ever really innocent until proven guilty?
Sophia Naziri is wanted for questioning in the murder of a U.S. senator. She’s worried the police will show up on her doorstep any moment, but when Detective Colby Black appears, it’s to help her put out a kitchen fire, not take her in. Yet. His easy smile and persistence in getting to know her pushes all her troubles to the back of her mind, until a hit man tracks her down. Getting arrested becomes the least of her worries and the handsome detective could be her only way out---if she tells him the truth.
Colby Black’s sniper skills have been a blessing and a curse to him. As a member of a Hostage Negotiation Team, he can use them to save people, but sometimes he can’t protect the innocent despite his best efforts. When a hostage situation goes bad, he tries to put it behind him by helping out his mysterious next-door neighbor, Sophia Naziri. But she pulls Colby into a web of lies and conspiracy that will force him to use every skill he has in order to survive. Faced with the moment of truth, can he trust anyone around him---including the woman at the center of it all?
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