A roll-a-coaster ride of emotions and action in a twisted tale of murder and mayhem.
The Nash siblings series continues with Madeline's story, the only girl in the family and one of the triplets. Someone is determined to make Madeline look guilty of the recent brutal crimes. With mounting evidence, even she would blame herself if she didn't know better.
Just when she is in dire straits, in rides her former fling, Julian Mercer, the one man she let her guard down with seven months ago with life-changing results. Despite the fact that Madeline let him go once, Julian believes in her, wants to protect her, and is willing to do anything, even break the law, to keep her safe.
That journey turns out to be more twisted and dangerous than any of them believed to be at the scene of the first murder. And boy, do things get convoluted as the story goes on.
There is so much story to be told in the shorter length of the category romance book, that the timeline seems to be squeezed together at several points. And that was the thing for me with this book - the somewhat messy, and jumping around, timeline.
I liked the characters. I was impressed with the daring move to cast a former 'mean girl' as the heroine. The character development there, all the drama and PTSD Madeline suffered could have been one full-length novel in itself.
The romance between Julian and Madeline was all kinds of adorable. I loved how he reacted at his return to the scene. I admired how maturely they dealt with the issues they faced, both the suspense as well as the relationship drama.
The Nash family tightness, the way they simply are there for each other at every turn, no matter what was as evident as always.
The savage action, the up close and personal fights, the threats, the crimes, it kept me on the edge.
I enjoy the way the author manages to insert humor in the most intense moments. Her style to tell a story is engaging and even charming, no matter if she is talking about blood and gore on the walls in a crime scene or the troubled times the protagonist lived through in their childhood.
The Winding Road Redemption series is definitely something I can recommend, and I am looking forward to the future stories in the series.
~ Four Spoons