Series: Grace & Poole

In Safe Arms by Lee Christine

In Safe Arms by Lee ChristineIn Safe Arms by Lee Christine
Series: Grace & Poole #2
Published by Escape Publishing on January 1st 2014
Pages: 220
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Legal secretary Josephine Valenti has no idea why a notorious bikie president would be contacting her, but when he is murdered in front of her eyes, she knows that she is in very deep trouble. Fleeing to her home, she's intercepted by Nate Hunter, a man she used to know and lust after…a man she used to care about.
However, Nate has changed. His leathers and his bike tell of a lifestyle that Josie can't begin to accept or understand. His is a life of drugs, money laundering and prostitution.
Though, all is not what it seems, and Josie must fight harder than she ever has before — for the truth, for what's right, and, ultimately for the man who still has a hold of her heart.

Such a superlative read from Lee Christine. Incredibly likeable H/h (I loved every minute of their interaction despite the age difference), suspenseful with great details on Sydney’s underbelly and undercover operations and an emotional, fitting ending. Josie Valenti is an alluring mix of youthfulness, wisdom (with a penchant for swearing) and no too-stupid-to-live moments that endeared me to her immediately…and Nate Hunter is everything I could hope for in a romantic hero – seductive, brooding yet direct, questioning of his life’s choices and his growing feelings for a woman whom he’d once rejected.

Above all, I loved how they subtly influence each other, finally coming together in a way that Christine has written very believably. I just wished there’d been a deeper exploration of their depth of feeling for each other (in particular Nate’s) during the painful separation towards the end of the book, because that seemed glossed over. I wasn’t too pulled in by Luke and Allegra as a couple but there was something so poignant, so compelling about the dynamic chemistry, emotions and the conflict between Nate and Josie that I can’t forget even now – months after I devoured this novel.

But just like Luke and Allegra from ‘In Safe Hands’, I’m more than eager to revisit Nate and Josie again in Lee Christine’s future books to see how they’re been getting on after riding into a sunset (or Shangri-la) that they wholly deserve. Until then, I’ll be re-reading this over and over like a delectable piece of chocolate to savour.