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Criminal Promises (Second Chance Detectives Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nikki Duncan , Catherine Wayne
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

She's been targeted for murder. Is she the one in need of rescuing?

Seasoned, act-first-ask-questions-later Detective BD Harte is assigned to protect Maggie Sullivan when she’s targeted by an escaped serial killer he’d put away a year earlier. Getting up close and personal with the sensuous widow he felt an inappropriate temptation for threatens BD’s emotional distance. Attraction quickly flares into an irresistible passion, forcing him to wage a battle of self-control, while memories rip open an old wound, awakening his longing for the life he almost had…and still covets.

After one too many violent taunts shatter her sense of security, single mother Maggie Sullivan invites Detective Harte to conduct his all-night stakeouts from inside her home. When her home is again broken into and she discovers Harte’s been investigating her late husband, she struggles with her attraction to him. But the comfort she finds in his arms, his understanding and tenderness, and the passion he awakens triggers yearnings she’d long ago given up on…and still desires.

Can two wounded hearts come together as one in time… Or will the killer seeking a powerful key to nuclear weaponry ensure they never have the chance?


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About the Author

Heart stopping puppy chases, childhood melodrama and the aborted hangings of innocent toys are all in a day’s work for Nikki Duncan. This athletic equestrian turned reluctant homemaker turned daring author, is drawn to the siren song of a fresh storyline. Nikki plots murder and mayhem over breakfast, scandalous exposes at lunch and the sensual turn of phrase after dinner. Nevertheless, it is the pleasurable excitement and anticipation of unraveling her character’s motivation that drives her to write long past the witching hour. The only anxiety and apprehension haunting this author comes from pondering the mysterious outcome of her latest twist.

Product Details

  • File Size: 490 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Nikki Duncan (March 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OGTX8S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,968 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By MNix
Format:Kindle Edition
When a convicted murderer escapes prison the Detective that put her away must confront the feelings he has for the widow of the man murdered. Detective BD Harte cannot escape the feelings that pull him toward Maggie Sullivan. Since telling her of her husband's murder and putting away the killer Harte has been unable to stop his continuing feelings for Maggie. Now that her life may be in danger Harte will do anything to keep Maggie and her children safe.

Maggie Sullivan has had a tumultuous year. The death of her husband and the birth of her daughter have left her with a need to control things, unfortunately, her son didn't get the memo. Maggie thinks her current biggest problem is Jared's penchant for pranks involving wild animals, but when she opens the door to Detective Harte Maggie knows her world is about to go topsy turvy once again.

Maggie is willing to let Detective Harte protect her from the madwoman who killed her husband but she wants to do her part in bringing the woman to justice once and for all. If Maggie can get Harte to let her in on the case she might just be able to open up her heart again. Can Harte and Maggie decipher the clues before it's too late?

Nikki Duncan's Criminal Promises is brimming with passion and promise! This thrilling story gives the reader tons of emotion and edge of your seat suspense. Harte and Maggie are both quite complex characters. They are both dealing with the ramifications of her husband's murder. Maggie has been forced to reevaluate her life. She has had to rethink her wants and needs. While Harte struggles with his feelings for Maggie and his involvement in the incidents surrounding her husband's death. They could both heal if they were together but they must first put the past truly behind them.
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2.0 out of 5 stars it was ok.... February 6, 2014
By C. Wall
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I started out really liking it, but it seemed to move really slow for me and I ended up loosing interest about 30% through the book and did not finish it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read January 19, 2013
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This is a good book to read on a cool winters day, sitting by the fire, drinking a glass of wine!
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3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars A nice romance read December 11, 2012
Format:Paperback
I was a First Read Winner of this book and I liked it. I wish we could give half stars because its actually a 3.5 for me. I really wanted to like it more, it had a great premise and I loved the characters but it moved kinda slow for me. It took forever for BD and Maggie to get together even though there was plenty of chemistry and heated looks and some kisses between them, and the villain was kinda predictable. I would still recommend this book to friends since overall I thought it was good.
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By MNix
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When a convicted murderer escapes prison the Detective that put her away must confront the feelings he has for the widow of the man murdered. Detective BD Harte cannot escape the feelings that pull him toward Maggie Sullivan. Since telling her of her husband's murder and putting away the killer Harte has been unable to stop his continuing feelings for Maggie. Now that her life may be in danger Harte will do anything to keep Maggie and her children safe.

Maggie Sullivan has had a tumultuous year. The death of her husband and the birth of her daughter have left her with a need to control things, unfortunately, her son didn't get the memo. Maggie thinks her current biggest problem is Jared's penchant for pranks involving wild animals, but when she opens the door to Detective Harte Maggie knows her world is about to go topsy turvy once again.

Maggie is willing to let Detective Harte protect her from the madwoman who killed her husband but she wants to do her part in bringing the woman to justice once and for all. If Maggie can get Harte to let her in on the case she might just be able to open up her heart again. Can Harte and Maggie decipher the clues before it's too late?

Nikki Duncan's Criminal Promises is brimming with passion and promise! This thrilling story gives the reader tons of emotion and edge of your seat suspense. Harte and Maggie are both quite complex characters. They are both dealing with the ramifications of her husband's murder. Maggie has been forced to reevaluate her life. She has had to rethink her wants and needs. While Harte struggles with his feelings for Maggie and his involvement in the incidents surrounding her husband's death. They could both heal if they were together but they must first put the past truly behind them.
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Heart stopping puppy chases, childhood melodrama and the aborted hangings of innocent toys are all in a day's work for Nikki Duncan. This athletic equestrian turned reluctant homemaker turned daring author, is drawn to the siren song of a fresh storyline.

Nikki plots murder and mayhem over breakfast, scandalous exposes at lunch and the sensual turn of phrase after dinner. Nevertheless, it is the pleasurable excitement and anticipation of unraveling her character's motivation that drives her to write long past the witching hour.

The only anxiety and apprehension haunting this author comes from pondering the mysterious outcome of her latest twist.

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