Owen Walker, family friend and new employee of the Donovans, is assigned the task of being Faith Donovan’s bodyguard and protector of an extremely valuable ruby necklace as she travels to a trade show in South Carolina, followed by the wedding of her best friend in a mansion along swampland in the Low Country where Owen himself grew up. The unique jewelry pieces she designs are well received, but unfortunately they have also drawn the attention of members of a Russian mob, as well as the F.B.I.
Good chemistry, complex plot, good mystery surrounding an old southern family thrown in.
Every time I look at this cover I think it should be a paranormal book. It looks like he’s going to eat her face off. Maybe that’s just me.
Midnight in Ruby Bayou by Elizabeth Lowell
#4 Donovan series
Narrated by Robin Rowan