HOT ON HER TAIL
RUTH D. KERCE
ISBN #: 978-1-41992-738-6
contemporary / erotic / romantic suspense
Rating: 4 Cups
Aaron "Ace" Trainer is a solitary soldier, even after an injury ends his military career. He uses his training and expertise to work in the private field. He is a love 'em and leave 'em man with no urges beyond walking away in the morning barely knowing a woman's name and with a few fond memories. Now he is assigned to protect a woman he has known for years and still lusts after even after their one explosive night.
She was at the wrong place at the wrong time and now college professor Rachel North is in serious trouble for trying to do the right thing. She is under law enforcement protection after stumbling onto a ring of drug dealers and the bad guys will do whatever it takes to stop her from testifying against them. The icing on the cake -- the man hired to protect her hurt her years ago after a one-night stand.
Rachel stumbles onto a notebook of drug contacts owned by not just a small time street peddler but an international drug ring and they want to silence her. So she has been placed in protective custody in a wilderness program under a ridiculous assumed name. Now she and her bodyguard are running for their lives, trying to avoid assassins, past hurts and new emotional entanglements. They are trying not to set the forest on fire from the heat of their fiery passion.
Ruth D. Kerce evokes strong passion in this thrilling quick read. Everything about this story is hard and quick, especially the hero. Ace is not a moonlight and roses man, he is a hard-edged military man who usually thinks with two parts of his body depending on the occasion, I'm not sure if he is my Mr. Right but he certainly makes for a fantastic Mr. Right Now. For such a short story, the suspense is well plotted and intricate. The heroine is easy to relate to and the couple's chemistry is incendiary. This is one hot, hot, hot adventure.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More