Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Deadly Affair – A SCVC Taskforce Worlds Novella by Misty Evans and Amy Manemann

Deadly Affair – A SCVC Taskforce Worlds Novella by Misty Evans and Amy Manemann

Cooper Harris, head of the SCVC Taskforce and nicknamed The Beast, isn’t afraid of anything…except that the woman who rocks his world may be about to dump him.  Celina is acting distant and secretive while an engagement ring burns a hole in Cooper’s pocket. Whisking her away for a romantic weekend at a Northern California vineyard, he hopes to reignite the spark between them and get up the nerve to finally ask her to marry him.
Feisty crime scene photographer Celina Davenport hates keeping secrets. The baby growing inside her is cause for celebration, but Cooper has a son from a previous marriage and claims he doesn’t want more children because of his dangerous job. Celina understands what makes The Beast tick, and she also knows he’ll be a great dad to their child. She only needs the perfect moment to break the news.
Before either can come clean, Cooper and Celina stumble upon human bones and realize the beautiful vineyard hides a dark and haunting past filled with love, betrayal and murder. Can they unravel the mystery buried in the Northern California hills and bring a killer to justice? Or will the secrets they’re keeping from each other put them in deeper danger than they could ever imagine? 

My review:
We met Cooper Harris and Celina Davenport in Deadly Pursuit (A SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Book 1) and if you haven’t read that you should but it isn’t necessary to have read it to enjoy this. Cooper and Celina have been through hell and now they are taking a chance on happiness together. Cooper is trying to find the perfect moment to propose and Celina is trying to find the perfect time to let Cooper know she is carrying his child. A weekend getaway seems like the perfect solution except for the body exposed in the vineyard leading to a 20 year old cold case.  Told with love for the characters and humor at the situation and with all due respect to the case this is a fantastic addition to the series. 

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