Also by this author: All of You, There You Stand, Two of Hearts, The Darkest Flame, Touch the Sky, The Deepest Blue, The Hardest Fall, Twelve Truths and a Lie
Series: Golden Arrow #2
Published by Self-Published on January 26, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Character(s): Heroes in Uniform
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From the author of Two of Hearts comes a standalone adult romance about finding love where you least expect it.
Meadow Starr has worked in housekeeping at the Golden Arrow Casino since she was legal. Raising her son, Joaquin, without the support of her parents or the child’s father was not something she had ever envisioned. Neither was pushing a broom, scraping money together to pay the bills, or living in a trailer park on the reservation. Little does she expect her worst nightmare and her best dream to show up in town at the exact same time.
Federal Marshal Alex Flores returns to the reservation where he helped solve a murder investigation last year. He’s never forgotten the mesmerizing woman with the luminous smile and world-weary eyes. Too bad the fugitive on this new case has led him straight to her doorstep. Meadow will never give up Joaquin’s father, not if her wary gaze or her tight set jaw is any indication.
Meadow’s draw to Alex is immediate, but no way she’s going to trade attraction for history, longing for heritage. When the stakes become higher and Alex steps in to protect Meadow and her child from the very man she was willing to defend, he can’t help falling for them both. Who knew something so wrong could feel so right? But as the lines continue to blur, something’s got to give, and Alex isn’t certain he can walk away so easily from love.
Erin: Christina Lee is a favorite of ours and her newest novel, Three Sacred Words, is the reason why. This is the second book in her Golden Arrow series and the stars are Meadow Starr and Alex Flores, both of whom we saw in the first book. If you’re anything like me, you were dying for Alex’s book the moment he appeared on the page. This book did not disappoint. It was sexy and entertaining and full of action and has a setting that is totally captivating.
From the get-go it is apparent that these two are NOT going to have an easy time of it. Alex is a US Marshall and he’s been sent to track down Meadow’s ex-boyfriend Sparrow who is the father of her child—the most adorable and precocious Joaquin. At first Meadow is bound and determined to protect Sparrow no matter the crimes he’s committed, but it doesn’t take long for her to see the error of her ways. The attraction between Alex and Meadow grows with every encounter, and the more danger Meadow finds herself in, the more she needs Alex. Once these two realize they’re falling for one another, the sparks definitely fly.
“You feel better?” she mumbled.
“So much better,” I said in a groggy voice. “Especially with you in my arms.”
I could hear the smile in her voice. “Is that your fever talking again?”
“Maybe,” I said, my lips nuzzling her neck. “So it still doesn’t count.”
She moaned softly as I continued burrowing into her nape, laying kisses on her salty skin.
“If I could have one taste of you,” I said, licking beneath her hairline. “I know I’d want so much more.”
“You must still be delirious,” she said, sighing.
“Believe what you want,” I mumbled. “But to be inside of you, even once, and feel you fall apart in my arms? I’d want that.”
I pulled her tightly against my body and before I fell asleep again, I heard her whisper, “I’d want that too.”
Three Sacred Words sucked me in from the first chapter and did not let go once. The writing is tight, the plot fast paced and engaging, the action had me holding my breath at times, and the sex scenes are steamy and intense. Alex is full-on swoony, and when he and Joaquin are together, prepare to have your heart melt into a giant puddle because there is nothing sexier than a big, tough man being all kinds of sweet and tender to a kid. Nothing. Christina Lee did a fantastic job of bringing to life the Native American culture and getting to experience some of their customs is a pure treat.
If you haven’t checked out any of Lee’s work, I highly recommend you correct that as fast as you can. She’ll become a favorite once you read Three Sacred Words, promise.