ISBN#: (13) 978-0-7582-2233-6/(10) 0-7582-2233-6
Brava Books/Kensington Publishing Group
850 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Rating: 5 cups
Justine O’Neill is a weapons expert who works with two other women providing security services for others. She murdered her stepfather when she was a young girl because he was sexually molesting her. She is tough, and has in many ways buried her emotions.
Nigel Carter is the CEO of Baron Industries, the company Justine’s stepfather’s family owns. He worked his way up from the streets, and has a young daughter.
When Nigel decides to go to Peru and take his young daughter along, he hires the security company Justine works for to protect them. He thinks that if he keeps his daughter with him, she will be safe. Justine is less than enthused about working for someone who is running her stepfather’s company, but takes the job anyway. When she finds out she also must protect his young daughter, however, she really begins having second thoughts. In the end she chooses to help them, and discovers a powerful attraction to Nigel in spite of his connections. When they land in Peru, all hell breaks loose and Nigel’s daughter, Piper, and her nanny are kidnapped. Desperate to find his daughter, Nigel finds himself leaning on Justine’s strength, as well as giving into his strong attraction to the woman his daughter refers to as a “warrior fairy.” An already tense situation is made even worse by their strong attraction, and Justine’s fears of allowing any man close. Will they be able to get to Piper in time? Will Justine be able to lay the past to rest and accept what Nigel is offering?
Bare Witness is one of those books you sit down to read and then find yourself reading through the night! I absolutely loved this book! I enjoyed reading about Justine and how she overcomes her past to become an advocate for others. While the reader gets the sense that she has allowed her emotions to become frozen, you can still tell she deeply cares about others and will do whatever she has to do to protect them. I liked Nigel’s gentleness with Justine and his willingness to accept her for who she was, flaws and all. I also really loved how his relationship with Piper is portrayed, and his love for his daughter is palpable throughout the book. The relationship between Justine and Nigel is drawn out in such a way as to keep the reader guessing, but still hoping for a happy ending. I highly recommend Bare Witness!
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