Better with You (Outback Skies #4)
Charlie Baynard is an average Outback cop. Protecting the people in his small town and flying through the Outback skies in his police chopper suits him just fine. But there s a side to him that no one knows about. Like the fact he used to be one of the Australian government s best assets, and his name isn t really Charlie.
A dangerous past conditioned Charlie to be afraid of nothing and no one. Except for the woman who knows "exactly" who he really is. His wife. And if the reports that she s headed for Wallaby Ridge are true, he s got two choices arrest her or kill her. Before she kills him.
Dani De Vries never questioned orders and was paid to do things that put her on a lot of most-wanted lists. Then Charlie entered her life and things shifted. Now Dani is on the run, hunted by dangerous people. But not as dangerous as the man she never meant to fall in love with her husband.
If only she can find him in time. And convince him not to put a bullet between her eyes.
Rating: 3.25 stars
Ok let’s be honest, sometimes you just need a short and somewhat raunchy love story to give you a break from a lot of the emotionally heavy and tragic romance novels on the market these days. And this story will give you just that. Charlie has been a favorite character of mine throughout this entire series and it was nice to see him in action and finding his HEA. His relationship with the heroine has certainly been an interesting one and seeing them finally admit their love—after almost killing each other—was beyond wonderful. Dani was an odd duck to be sure, but in the end I liked her loyalty and willingness to do just about anything for her man. That being said, the plot of this story was good, but the best part was the intense and sensual love scenes between these two. Just enough emotion thrown in to keep it from being too far the other way, but overall a sexy and passionate novella about two characters that have earned the chance for a nice normal life. If you are a fun of Lexxie Couper you will not be disappointed and we also get to see some of the previous heroes and learn a few choice bits about them. All in all another great addition to my shelves and one I can see myself reading again in the future.
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