Hardworking caseworker heroine inadvertently houses a vengeful & murderous ex-convict & the boy she's holding for ransom. She meets attractive PI who's looking for the boy & his kidnapper but both keep their mission a secret while embarking on an affair until clues lead them to each other's secrets.
My 1st Rose book & I liked her writing. Meaty & gripping. Romance, sexual chemistry, & love scenes were pretty good. I just didn't care for the gory details of the torture/killings. It was quite chilling. I like my romance-suspense lighter on the horror/violence details.
Recommended for suspense & even the romance but be warned of its violence.