Detective Jackson McKenna walks into a psychologist’s office and finds that the doctor bears a striking resemblance to his first love, Lainie, who disappeared ten years ago after their disastrous first date ended in violence.
Dr. Elizabeth Parker is really Elaine Wilson, Jax’s Lainie. She’s been in hiding since the night that changed both their lives. Jax discovers the truth when the killer lets Lainie know he’s found her. When Jax and Lainie go into hiding to keep Lainie safe, old feelings resurface as the killer threatens their lives. Can Jax save Lainie and help her stay Invisible?
In their last year of high school, Jax was a basketball jock and Lainie was the geek who had to tutor him. As they spent time together, they got to know and like each other and went on a date. Lainie didn't have a happy home life and what happened with Keith, her stepfather, when she got home after the date changed her life forever.
Ten years later, Lainie is a psychologist and has changed her name to Elizabeth Parker. Jax is a cop who needs counselling after a recent shooting and Dr. Parker is recommended to him. When he meets her, he thinks that Dr. Parker reminds him a lot of Lainie. Lainie receives a message that Keith has been released from prison and is looking for her. Jax realizes that Lainie and Dr. Parker are the same person and he does all he can to protect her from Keith until he can be found.
This is the first book I've read by this author. I found it to be a easy quick read and liked it ... despite the subject matter, I didn't find it was too intense. It is written in first person perspective, switching back and forth between Jax and Lainie (there is a indicator when it changes). As a head's up, the language and activity are at times for a mature reader.
I liked Jax and Lainie and thought they were good together. It was a bit of a stretch for me, though, to believe that they'd only had one date in high school (granted they had spent a lot of time together and got to know the "real" Jax and Lainie, beyond the jock and the geek) and didn't see each other again for ten years, yet had pined for each other all those years. Needless to say, they get together pretty quickly.
I'd recommend this book if you are looking for a combination of suspense and romance.