At thirty-two Dev is "mostly retired" from Raines Investigations, content to run operations from his sprawling Arizona home. But Dev has never been able to say no to a beautiful woman, so when Lark Delaney comes to him for help, the former U.S. Army Ranger from Wind Canyon gets back in the game.
Lark is sexy, successful and dedicated to tracking down the baby girl her sister gave up for adoption. It should be a straightforward case, but it's not long before Dev uncovers a shady adoption ring and worse—the child's parents have been murdered and the little girl has been taken.
As the case grows dangerous and Lark needs him more than ever, Dev can't ignore his growing attraction for her. He also can't trust his judgment with women or the emotions he's long-since buried. But there's a chance, if he gets this right and saves Lark's niece, that he'll end up saving himself, too.
Against the Law is the 3rd book in the Raines of Wind Canyon and my favorite of the bunch. I loved the first two immensely, but there was just something about Dev's dangerous yet compassionate side that I fell in love with even from the beginning of this series. Dev is a man that knows how to get things done and has the money to back him up. Lark is a woman that has to change her life radically when she finds out that the child her sister gave away for adoption 5 years ago, will now be her responsibility since the adoption wasn't legal PLUS the adoptive parents were slaughtered for a drug ring gone bad. Once they find the little girl, Lark is no longer Dev's client and they both give in to the lust they have been feeling. Lark knows she has given Dev her heart but how can it work for them with her a new mother, plus her business is in LA and he resides in Arizona, thinking there can't be a future, she goes back to LA with her new daughter only to have the little girl kidnapped. Needing Dev's help again and finding comfort in his arms she makes the only choice she can, she calls Dev for help....again. Lots of twists and turns make this story interesting and you are routing for the good guy and love the whole time.
"Sassy's the name of your Jeep?" Riggs said, his dark eyebrows climbing. Jake shrugged his massive shoulders. "She can be damned cantankerous at times".
I would recommend this entire series to anyone, but this third book had it all, love, heartache, a hero that was delicious and a heroine that wasn't one to sit on the sidelines while she was rescued. I heard that there will be 3 more books in this series highlighting some of Dev's counterparts and I can't wait!!!