Nicki is becoming a better reporter, so much so that her boss Neal leans on her more and more to get the good stuff. So when a rash of robberies hits the downtown Winchester area, Nicki is reporting the damage…and probably getting a little too close for the bad guys’ comfort. As if that weren’t enough, Nicki finds herself in a full-fledged love triangle between Jesse and Sean…and she can’t bear to choose between them.
Warning: Not for the faint of heart! This book contains explicit sex and naughty language. Proceed with caution…if you dare.
Nicki is climbing the ranks at the Winchester Tribune and Neal has given her the story of a number of robberies downtown. Nothing of importance has been stolen but it’s her job to report the damage and find out what is going on.
It doesn’t help that her love life has broken down and a fully fledged triangle between Sean, Jesse and herself has blown up. Jesse has dumped Nicki, Sean seems to be leading her on and Nicki is confused and hurt over both of them.
Nicki has matured so much over ditching the one night stands for a relationship and she actually pours her heart out crying when she and Jesse break up as she actually was falling for him. The only mistake is going to Sean’s to try and see what his feelings are, which then made everything so much more awkward again. With a broken heart, she seems to want to retreat back to her old self of picking up guys, if only to try and make Jesse jealous.
Jesse seems to have some trust and self-esteem issues with Sean and Nicki’s relationship. I could understand his reservation since he found out about their one night stand 8 years ago, but I couldn’t exactly sympathize with him, since Nicki was adamant nothing would ever happen again (even though she’s been wanting it to in book one and two) but Sean annoyed me when he wouldn’t back Nicki up. It only made Jesse that much stingier about them, making himself become detached from Nicki because he just couldn’t bare to see her and Sean hang out, no matter how long they have known each other.
Sean annoyed me. As much as I like his character, it seems he doesn’t know what the hell is going on with his feelings and that way, he’s hurting Nicki, which is completely unfair. He seems to know Nicki’s feelings for him, yet when he reels her in, he throws her back out asap. You do see his conflictions about them being together throughout the book, when he’s talking to Nicki and in some ways I could empathize with him not wanting to – not because he doesn’t want to, but because he would fuck it all up and their friendship. It’s obvious they have chemistry and this energy attracting them to each other that Jesse can see and even Will, Nicki’s brother, but we’ll just have to see what happens in the next few books regarding these two. I have no idea who I want Nicki to be with now. I love both Jesse and Sean – that is one hard decision to make.
I loved the storyline with Matt, the boy toy. It was a nice touch to kind of see Nicki teach him about sex and how to make him better at it. It did keep her mind off her heartbreak and it made Matt that much more confident in pursuing and conducting sex.
We did get to find out who the rapist was from No Place To Hide, and it was definitely who Nicki and I thought it was!
I really liked this book. Nicki didn’t end up trying to save her life this time, the only thing she was trying to protect was her breaking heart and in the end, her love life returns, but which guy is it? You’ll have to read and find out!