Bounty hunter Jack Dakota and M.J. are being pursued by criminals who will not stop at anything to get their hands on the Stars of Mithra. In this second book in the Stars of Mithra trilogy, bounty hunter Jack Dakota is asked by a bond bailsman Ralph to capture M.J. for allegedly shooting her boyfriend. Jack is attracted to the long-legged beauty at first sight. M.J. convinces Jack that Ralph had lied to him, but by this time, two thugs land up and try to kidnap the woman. Jack and M.J. fight back and the two manage to escape.
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Jack finds out that M.J. has a huge diamond in her back and asks her to come clean about why there are people looking for her. She tells him that her friend, Bailey, had given it to her for safekeeping. Jack mistakenly assumes that the friend is a male. M.J. does not want to go to the police because she does not know whether Bailey is in legal trouble. When they go to Ralph's office to find out who had hired him, they find that he is already dead. But they get a key to a locker which contains a record of people Ralph had blackmailed. One of the names in the book is that of Timothy Salvini, Bailey's step-brother.
Jack saves M.J's life when the criminals track her down after she places a call to Bailey's phone, in spite of Jack warning her not to use the phone. When they go to Bailey's house, they find the place ransacked. They are followed by a waiting van when they leave Bailey's home, but Jack manages to evade them.
Both Jack and M.J. are hugely attracted to each other. But while M.J. comes from a large, loving Irish family with plenty of people who care for her, Jack does not have a single place to call home.
M.J. thinks that Bailey may have sent the third stone to their friend Grace and they go to her place in the woods, but does not find her. Jack is troubled that M.J. will leave him once the current problems are over. M.J., who has also fallen in love with him, assures him that she will never leave him.
When they go back to town, Jack decides that they have to flush the criminals out in the open and asks M.J. to place a call to Bailey's phone. The criminals soon arrive at the location from where the call was made, but the hired thugs end up getting killed in a car chase. Jack and M.J. are distressed thinking that their only link to finding out what happened has come to an end when M.J. gets a call on her cellphone from Bailey. M.J. and Jack rush to Cade's house and the two friends are overjoyed to see each other. Cade and Jack bring each other up-to-date on what has happened till now. M.J. proposes to Jack and they decide to get married.
Best part of story, including ending:
The chemistry between Jack and M.J. is sizzling. M.J. has never lost her hear over a man and she finds it difficult to understand why she has fallen head over heels in love with a man who she has met only hours before. Jack is scared to fall in love, thinking that she may leave him in the end, just like his mother.
Best scene in story:
M.J. wakes up in the morning alone in the bed and Jack is in the shower. She puts on his T-shirt and climbs out of the bed. At the same time, Jack comes out of the bathroom, wrapped in a hotel towel. It strikes them both at the same time that they have fallen in love with each other. Jack is irritated and says that he had not been planning for it. M.J. forces him to say first that he loves her.
Opinion about the main character:
M.J. is a strong woman who won't take any nonsense from a man. Her friends come first for her, no matter what, and she even tells Jack that she is ready to have a physical relationship with him, if he will help her find her friends.