(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by HarperCollins on December 27th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance, Suspense
He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.
Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.
Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.
Emery’s job is to find the missing… whether that means reuniting a family or bringing closure, she’s determined and her cousin’s mystery is the case she’s focused on again. A random clue in her uncle’s files leads her to the name “Wren.” So she starts asking around, trying to find this person who could be involved in the disappearance of her cousin and gets more than she bargained for.
No one really knows who Wren is… he’s wealthy, and secretive and he makes problems go away… hence the name “the fixer.” His past and privacy are important to him and when Emery starts digging and asking all the wrong people how to find him, he’s determined to shut her down. He just wasn’t expecting to be drawn to her in ways he never would have predicted.
I loved that there was a bit of a mystery to this story… Emery is searching for clues about the night her cousin disappeared. There are a couple of very apparent suspects but she’s still hoping that she’s alive somewhere, she just needs the lead that will provide the answers. When she finally finds Wren, it’s not the lead she had hoped for, but his connections and talents might provide useful in other ways… getting the answers she needs.
Neither can deny the physical spark between them, but Emery won’t let Wren in if he doesn’t start sharing who he really is, and Wren surprisingly shares more with her than he has with anyone ever.
I really think my favorite parts in this book were when Emery and Wren were getting to know each other… there is a bit of a running joke that Wren is very stoic and unemotional … and not quite human. Mostly because Wren is used to getting his way and not having to ask permission when he makes a decision for someone, and he tends to make a lot of decisions for Emery instead of with Emery, and she doesn’t let him get away with it.
Despite the seriousness it really provided a bit of cute to their budding relationship.
Like I said, the mystery here was an added bonus, and I loved the twists and turns and while I had an inkling of suspicion at who was responsible for her cousin’s disappearance, Dimon really provides some feasible suspects that will have you guessing until the end.
If you like romantic suspense with a strong and determined heroine this is definitely going to be a book for you. Get this on your TBR right away!
Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.