The last thing
she expects is to fall in love with a prison guard…
Secret Service Agent, Sarita Cerez is thrown into a medium security prison—for
work. Her job is to protect the daughter
of the president of South Korea. She never envisioned making friends with
illegal immigrants or falling head over heels for one of the guards. Now the
clandestine activity, which is integral to protecting her charge, may destroy
her only chance at love.
He's never fraternized with the inmates—until he met her…
Matthew Carter always plays by the
rules, which includes maintaining a strictly professional relationship with the
inmates in his charge. But when Sarita saunters onto the unit, all bets are
off. Her status as a deportee with a permanent ticket to Columbia means they
can never be together, but try as he might, this doesn’t stop him from risking
his career for her.
He's a man who values honesty above
all else, and she lies for a living. Can two people from such different worlds
find any common ground?
Here's my review
This for me is a story of two sides.
On the one hand you had the story of the developing relationship between Sarita who is a Secret Service agent that was sent undercover to a prison and Matthew, a prison guard in charge of her as an inmate. How can true love grow between two of them when she is there under false pretences and there are rules that forbid them from being together. The conflict was very spot on and I loved the way the author paced this out.
On the other hand there is a story about prison life for female immigrants. We as readers get to take a peek into their lives and the reasons they became incarcerated. This brings a very strong human element to this romance as we witness Sarita's interactions with her fellow inmates. The friendships that develop are very moving.
Overall, this is a well-written book and balances, life, humor and romance well. I think this story works well as women's fiction as well as romance. Fans of sweet romance will love it. A solid 5-Lovebites read.
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About the Book:
A king's duty never ends, even when his kingdom changes. Vladimir Dracula is one of the most famous and misunderstood figures in all of history. One thing is true, he is a king, and he is a vampire. He is the true king and enforcer of the vampire race. Feared by all of his own kind, he is perhaps the most lethal of the Black Dragon God's mortal born servants. At the same time, he personifies sex. None can resist his charms, save one.
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