A few months ago we left the Mackay brothers of Somerset finalizing the capture of the local terrorist Dayle Mackay, father to Natches, uncle to Rowdy and Dawg, and brother to Ray Mackay. Aside from Dayle's incestuous sister Nadine who falls to a sniper shot, the only casualty was 23-year-old Janey Mackay, Natches' baby sister, who had been drugged by her father and assaulted by her nasty Aunt Nadine and held hostage to prevent Natches from delivering the capture of Dayle, whom no one ever calls father, uncle or brother.
Now, Janey is healed, physically, and is running the local restaurant that Dayle, a surprisingly good cook for a really, really bad guy, ran as a money-laundering ploy for his now-defunct terrorist group. A target for mysterious poison pen attacks, Janey finds Alex Jansen her personal guard dog and wanna-be lover. Jansen, an older man, the sniper who did for nasty aunty, has craved the young woman since she was an off-limits tease at 17. Alex must to protect her from both the hidden attacks and the plot-required frequently unpleasant attitude of some of the townsfolk.
If you have read the previous Nauti books, the usual male heroes are all back, all testosterone-laden, and the previously-encountered peripheral folks also make, sometimes surprising, appearances. The three younger Mackay men are all married now and expectant fathers, which ups their control issues, natch.
The romance starts early, continues along predictable, yet enjoyable, paths, and the denouement, while not totally unexpected, does have some element of surprise. The book is another winner for Lora Leigh, an author who has several very different book concepts running concurrently, producing very well-plotted and hot novels, all of which are on my 'must buy immediately' lists.