The Past Between Us
Kimberly Van Meter
Harlequin SuperRomance, Mar 1 2011, $5.50
FBI agent Tommy Bristol catches Cassi Nolan, the woman he loved when he was a foster child and she was the prom queen. Now he is a Fed while she is on the lam from the law charged with theft though she swears she is being framed by her stepfather, Lionel Vissher. Cassi insists Lionel killed her mother and set her up with the felony in order to control her family fortune. Tommy scoffs at Cassi’s insistence she is innocent as he knew her as an out of control party girl who would dare to do anything.
However, Tommy soon realizes the Cassi he loved is the woman with him frightened by how far her stepfather has gone. He vows to protect her at the risk of his job and will work with her to prove Vissher is a dangerous psychopath.
Mindful of the Bounty Hunter starring Butler and Anniston, but much more serious in tone, the first “Momma Jo” foster mother tale is a fast-paced romantic suspense. Readers will root for the lead couple as each possesses resolve, energy and love while hissing at the vile clever villain.