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Gabriel by Naima Simone
Series: Secrets and Sins #1
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC Genres: Suspense
Regardless of how many years have passed, the truth always comes to light.
Ex-police officer now Private Investigator Leah Bannon receives an anonymous envelope with a twenty-year old flyer of her beloved uncle, Richard Pierce, whom had vanished without a trace years ago. His disappearance had always left a sore spot with Leah and she is determined to discover what happened to him.
Since the moment he witnessed his wife and two-year-old son’s death two years ago, Gabriel “Gabe” Devlin has only been half living. The only thing that has kept him going was his writing career and Leah’s nurturing nature. That is until Leah announces that she will be investigating the disappearance of her Uncle Richard. Determined to keep Leah from discovering the real secret behind Richard’s vanishing act, Gabe volunteers to assist her in her search.
When the secrets are revealed, will Leah and Gabe’s friendship suffer the consequences or will their love for one another conquer all?
Wow! I was totally stunned by Naima Simone’s Gabriel. From the very beginning, I was hooked. I was absolutely astonished when the secrets were finally exposed. I admired Leah’s determination to pursue the mystery until the very end, regardless of the fact that her uncle turned out to be not the man that she thought him to be. I also loved her persistence and unconditional love in helping Gabe deal with his guilt over his family’s death.
Filled with thrilling suspense, the plot kept me guessing until the very end. Just when I thought I had figured things out, Ms. Simone lobbed in a twister that threw me for a loop. In addition to the spine-tingling uncertainty, the plot contains a blazing hot romance that had me shivering with heated desire. The passion brewing between Leah and Gabe is intense and long overdue. Gabriel is an incredible read and I look forward to the next installment in Secrets and Sins series.