Series: Wilde Security Series Book #2
Author: Tonya Burrows
Blurb: Former homicide detective Camden Wilde has been in love with his ex-partner, Eva Cardoso, for longer than he cares to admit. Not that it matters. She’s shoved him into the friend zone, and after living through the hell of his parents’ violent deaths, Cam’s unable to give her the idyllic life she secretly desires. Eva’s never met a person who hasn’t let her down. Cam may be sex personified, but he’s the only man she can trust, and there’s no way she’ll risk their friendship on the off-chance they could be more. Especially not after the one scintillating night she’s trying—and failing—to forget. When a murder-for-hire contract on his head lands Eva on his doorstep, Cam knows it’s time to put up or shut up. He’s done biding his time, and he’ll be damned if he lets the delectable detective ignore what’s between them, no matter the cost.
Thoughts: Now this is a book right up my alley! I am a total sucker for the best-friends-falling-in-love theme in books, and this was a great one. It was made even better by the fact that it had a little suspense thrown in for good measure. I came away wishing I had read the first in this series, but this one is fully capable of standing alone.
Eva is really “one of the boys” and she’s a little rough around the edges – especially in the eyes of her ex. But to Camden she has always been more than that – but Eva is the only one who doesn’t seem to know it! While he really, really wants to push her and get himself out of the ‘friend zone’ – he’s more afraid of losing her. But when they have one short night together – can he really go back – when all he really wants to do is go forward – with Eva in his arms?
The only thing that really bothered me about the book was the fact that Camden has an issue with marriage, yet not with falling in love itself. That didn’t really gel well, but this is really just a minor thing. To be honest, the way it’s written you almost forget that Cam feels that way- there are only a few instances where it irked me. The scene in which they finally cave and fall into bed together more than makes up for it though!
Overall, it was a great book that I’m glad I picked up! It was so good that I’ve already read it more than once….:)