Someone is killing high end realtors.
Ronan McGuire and his bloodhound Bowser are members of the NYPD’s K-9 unit. It is their job to find the missing. Ronan loves his job and his dog.
Maddy Morgan is a high end real estate broker who moved to Manhattan to forget the tragic death of Rick, a fireman and her boyfriend for a decade.
Ronan has had a “thing” for Maddy since elementary school when she punched a bully in the face for harassing her. Unfortunately for Ronan, it was never the right time to ask her out. Now Maddy lives in the same city he does, but she was still grieving for Rick. The best he could do was just be a friend, this included jogging in Central Park and going for coffee, no dates. Maddy is going to be the maid of honor at her best friend Jordan’s wedding to Ronan’s brother Gavin, while he will be the best man and agree to be each other’s date. They are soon thrown together because someone is killing high end realtors in the city. Ronan is concerned for Maddy’s safety and soon they begin to spend more time together. As a result, they begin to develop stronger feelings for each other. Unfortunately for Ronan, Maddy feels guilty about her feelings for him, feels that she is betraying Rick’s memory. Ronan asks his brother and future sister in law for advice. They tell him to take is slow and that if he does, Maddy should eventually come around. Soon they begin to date. Maddy is happy, but the murders continue. They return for the wedding and realize their feeling for each other. Maddy spends Christmas with the McGuires and realizes this is what she wants, a family and all the love that comes with it. She returns to Manhattan because she is hosting a New Years Eve party for her clients and asks Ronan to attend. He is antsy because he intends to ask her to marry him that night. They end up having an argument and Ronan leaves. After the guests all leave, Maddy lays down. Someone enters her apartment. She thinks it is Ronan, unfortunately, it is the killer who has been murdering the female realtors and he takes Maddy next. The clock is now ticking for Ronan and Bowser to find Maddy before it is too late.
Once again, Sara Humphreys has written a story that pulls you in and doesn’t let you go until the end. Throughout this story we see Maddy coping with her isolation after Rick’s death to realizing how empty her life really will be if she doesn’t give Ronan a chance. Ronan, the ladies’ man, must figure out a way to change his approach with Maddy by using patience and not pressure to get her to date him. Maddy soon works through her fear and realizes that she is in love with Ronan and takes a chance. Ronan realizes that it is Maddy he wants forever. We also get a glimpse in the relationship between dog and man as Ronan searches for the killer. I love this series about the McGuire brothers. We see how family plays an important role in each story. There is suspense, and a second chance at love for Ronan and Maddy. I look forward to the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book.