Thrill Me features two very memorable characters with flaws and charm galore. Sophie Winchester lives in a small town – a very small town – where she works for the local pastor. One of the newest generation of a family who has lived in the town forever, all the local residents think of Sophie as a “sweet girl,” an epithet she tries hard to maintain. At night, though, she writes lurid horror stories under a pen-name, and her alter-ego has achieved considerable success. But since Sophie enjoys her small-town existence, her identity as a successful novelist is a secret she carefully maintains. However, when the notes from her latest book end up in the hands of the new police chief, she finds herself in a bit of trouble that may wind up blowing her cover.
New chief Daniel Fletcher isn’t sure if he likes living in a small town. Everyone knows his business, down to what kind of underwear he prefers, but he thinks he could get used to it. Though he hasn’t made friends with any of the town’s residents yet, he has, however, spied an extremely cute woman who darted away when he met her eyes. When the lady in question ends up flat on her butt in a patch of ice, he is immediately interested and, when evidence suggests that someone is stalking her, he takes it upon himself to protect her – even as he tries to worm his way under her defenses.
Sophie and Daniel’s romance is super-fun and super-sexy, with Sophie thinking and reacting exactly as most women would when confronted with an attractive man who shows up at the wrong time in one’s life. Daniel’s growing infatuation is also cute, as is his realization that small-town life – if this woman would share it with him – is exactly what he wants.