Cooper finally made it to us and put his arm around Claire’s shoulders, pulling her into his side. “Everything okay?” he asked, gazing down at her before turning a lethal glare my way.
Claire wrapped her arms around his waist and nodded, smiling up at him. “Yes, everything’s fine.” Her smile disappeared when she glanced back at me. “I was just telling Mason good-bye.”
With those last words she turned her back on me for the second time today while Cooper stayed behind. We both watched her climb into his truck and shut the door, keeping her gaze on anything but us.
“What are you doing here?” Cooper asked angrily, crossing his arms over his chest. He was a couple of inches taller than me, but height never mattered anyway. We were almost identical as far as body size, but I knew without a doubt I could take him in a fight.
“Not that it’s any of your business,” I replied with a sly grin on my face, “but if you must know I came to visit my cousin.”
Cooper scoffed. “Well, whatever the reasons are you better stay away from Claire. I know who you are and what you did to her. However, I guess I should be happy that you were such an idiot because now I have her and you don’t. So thank you for that.”
“I don’t think you’ll be thanking me when I get her back,” I warned with a smirk on my face. “I let her go once, but it was a mistake I’ll never make again. I’ll fight for her no matter what it takes. You can count on that.”
I was determined to get her back and of that I was certain.
I was super excited to learn that this was Mason and Claire's story. I loved meeting Mason in Trusting You, and it was quite obvious that there was chemistry between these two characters.
This book was extremely exciting, well-paced and quite different from the first two books in this series. The romance and passion was still there, but this book was darker than the others with the murder investigation and all the risks that went along with it. I was on the edge of my seat as Mason delved deeper and deeper into what could very quickly turn into a life-threatening situation. Claire's involvement, although helpful, also complicated matters and increased the risk of things ending badly.
Mason has to be my favorite character from this series so far. I loved how direct and honest he was, and his and Claire's relationship felt real. It was refreshing to have someone say it like it was, in and out of the bedroom, without trying too hard to make it seem romantic. ( LOL does that even make sense!! Ha ha! It does in my mind!!) I guess what I'm saying is he was direct, without saying cheesy lines that would probably make me gag if I was in bed with someone and they said something like that to me. But that doesn't mean Mason wasn't romantic. He was, and he wasn't afraid to show Claire how much she meant to him. He was really just perfect in so many ways.
This book was a thrilling mix of intrigue, romance and nail-biting suspense. My favorite in this series and a definite must read.
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