I really enjoyed this multi-layered love story. Leo comes to Philadelphia trying to find his sister Lara who has gone incommunicado with him. Once there, he befriends Officer Aubrey Rawlins who works a beat in the city. The two pair up to try to investigate what has happened to Lara. It was heartwarming to see the deep love Leo had for Lara, so much so that he was willing to leave his career in Cincinnati behind in order to find her and support her once he did. That was one kind of love. There was also the developing relationship between Aubrey and Leo, a kind of love that had to mature because both were wounded in the past. Once I read the book, I understood all the ways that Leo was an “unlikely protector” but he seemed more like a superhero in my book. He was willing to go to any length to find Lara and face any danger necessary in order to protect her from the same. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and more about the plight of the homeless and how some unscrupulous people can take advantage of them. There were characters who were lovable, likable and deplorable. It was a perfect quick read and thoroughly enjoyable.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author via Book Funnel. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”

Mostly clean, with some intense scenes and some street violence. Rated PG

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Many thanks to author Regan Black for the ARC to read and review. What a pleasure to read!

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