Divorced, Desperate and Dating by Christie Craig. Publisher: Love Spell, November 2008
Sue Finley murdered people…on paper. As a mystery writer, she knew all the angles, who did what and why. The only thing she couldn’t explain was…well, men. Dating was like diving into a box of chocolates: sometimes the sweetest-looking specimens were candy coated poison. After a breakup with a bank robber and a divorce from a cross dresser, she gave it up for good. Then came Detective Jason Dodd.
Raised in foster homes, Jason swore never to need anyone as much as the parent who abandoned him. That was why he failed to follow up after experiencing the best kiss of his life: real passion was addictive. But when Sue Finley started getting death threats, all bets were off. The blonde spitfire was everything he’d ever wanted—and she needed him. And though this novel situation had a quirky cast of characters and an unquestionable bad guy, he was going to make sure it had a happy ending.
It was just a kiss four months ago that Sue Finley and Jason Dodd can’t forget. He comes back into Sue’s life when her life is threatened. While trying to solve this caper, they learn to trust and love each other with humor, excitement and tears. I really enjoyed this story and had to pause when I swelled up with emotion at the conclusion of this story.