About the book: The greater the risk, the hotter the reward…
Homicide cop Troy Bennett had a reputation on the Chicago PD for being fearless and in control—until the night his daredevil partner is killed during a raid. From that moment on, he swears he’ll never again be responsible for the loss of a loved one. To escape his demons, Troy transfers to the NYPD, bringing him up close and personal with Ruby Elliott, a beautiful, street-savvy pool hustler.
Reckless and stubbornly independent, Ruby embodies everything Troy’s avoiding, but when she walks into O’Hanlon’s Pub and blows his carefully laid plans to hell, Troy knows he has to have her—risks be damned. But there’s a connection between Ruby’s shadowed past and a case Troy’s working involving a notorious Brooklyn felon, throwing her safety into jeopardy. Confronted with his biggest fear, will Troy push Ruby away to keep her safe or fight to keep her in his arms where she belongs?
But Ruby doesn’t plan on losing her head. She’s even more reluctant when she finds out Troy is a cop. However, Troy isn’t about to take any brush off from Ruby, and if she thinks so, she has another thing coming! Her heart secretly soars at his persistence. But when Troy finds out that Ruby is connected to a dangerous case he’s working on, he’s not sure being involved with him won’t get her killed. He’s torn between letting her go to keep her safe, or locking her away in his protective custody. (I know which I vote for!)