Series: Wicked Lovers #5
Published by Berkley Heat on June 5, 2013
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A friend’s duty.
Tyler Murphy was an LAPD detective, single and happy—until a near-fatal tragedy crippled his friend, fellow detective Eric Catalano. While Tyler supported Eric, he also became a shoulder for Eric’s wife, Delaney, to lean on. But with one naughty suggestion from Eric, a drunken night with Delaney spilled into erotic abandon. Before it was over, Tyler saw his best friend’s wife as a woman and yearned for more. When Eric struggled to deal with the aftermath, Delaney begged Tyler to leave. Crushed, he fled to Louisiana, hoping to escape his longing for the one woman he could never have again…and unaware of what he’d left behind.
A lover’s desire.
After two years of living with regret, Tyler finds Delaney on his doorstep, her husband having abandoned her long ago. She’s protecting a shocking secret and desperately needs refuge from a stalker determined to see her dead. As they fight to stay alive and catch the killer, they struggle to resolve the guilt of their past pleasures. But they can’t deny that what was once a spark is now a flame burning out of control. To possess Delaney—body and soul—Tyler must heal her pain and thwart the evil that’s a mere breath behind her…
When I first started reading this story I found myself shaking my head. Tyler has been portrayed
as a ladies man in the last book or so. When the only woman he has ever had feelings for shows back up in his life with a child that is his that he had no idea existed Tyler immediately wants to be father of the year.
Also I think the way Del became pregnant was a bit much. I don’t know of too many men who would ask their best friend to have sex with their wife. I understand that Eric is unable to due to his accident but still. If you’ve read any of my reviews then you know that I’m all about the story being realistic.
Once I got over the initial negative feelings for this book and got settled in the plot kept my attention till the very end. I won’t say that there weren’t times when a scene would have me doubting the situations the characters were in, but for the most part I was happy with the way things were progressing.
One of secondary characters in this story is Xander. He’s very intriguing and will be the main character in the next book which is entitled Ours to Love. I can’t wait to read it. Ours to Love will be released May 7th, 2013.
Overall I liked Mine to Hold. There are a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming which made it a more enjoyable read. I’d recommend Mine to Hold to my friends. This has been a really enjoyable series to read.