3rd place Best RS--2002 Laurel Wreath Award!
A serial killer is loose in Orlando, Florida, and Hazel Crenshaw can identify him. Guardian to a five-year-old, her life is turned upside down when the killer finds out who she is and where to find her. Hazel, a headstrong, independent woman, is now forced into protective custody with the handsome, but overbearing, investigating officer.
Hazel lands herself in the middle of a stakeout to catch a serial killer and becomes his next target!
Detective Lee Wade is after a killer, and he's willing to use any means to catch him. However, when an innocent young mother who can identify the Trail Strangler falls into his lap, he's torn between using her to lure the killer and fighting his attraction to her. At all costs, though, he must protect her and the child from becoming the Strangler's next victims.
"Four Stars! This must-read is a thrill a minute." Romantic Times Magazine
"Goldl! Irene Estep keeps suspense rippling through the pages in numerous plot twists and character development. Romances bud from unlikely sources, but make for appropriate diversions. I enjoyed the novel [OVERPROTECTED] immensely ...." Bridges Magazine
"Five Stars! Irene Estep's writing is warm and erotic but the descriptions are beautifully and gently penned in a way that will leave an after glow. The Trail Strangler supplies the suspense and the characters create conflict that flows naturally from their reactions to the different situations. Overprotected is one book you will definitely want on the beach this summer. It satisfies both romance and mystery readers. This is one author I'll be reading in the future." ...Simegen Reviews