This was my first Ellen James but it won't be my last. Category romances aren't rocket science but sometimes an author rises to the top. Plot revolves around the heroine's MIL hiring the hero (the man next door) to watch our heroine and prove that she murdered her husband. As the story unfolds Michael comes to realize Kim didn't kill her husband and there is more than meets the eye with the dead man's wealthy family. The plot is basically average, has been done before, but Ellen James is such a good writer that she makes it work and work well. The sure sign of a book I know I'm going to really, really like is when I start it and can't put it down and before I know it I can't believe I've read so much in so little time. I have a slew of James's books TBR - can't wait to get started on them. Do give this author a try.
Michael Turner is the man next door and he's got problems! Hes as ex-cop turned P.I. who's pretending to be a writer.
His partner normally the most rational of women is pretending she is pregnant.
His eveven year old son whom he loves isn't pretending anything, buit then, the boy's barely talking to him.
The father whom he loathes is back in town.
And to top it all off, he is becoming dangerously attracted to the woman next door, a woman he's been paid to investigate, a woman who just might be pretending that she hasn't murdered her husband.