The arsonist got away once.
Now he’s back and ready to burn everything down.
Once ruined by his obsession to capture a fugitive, Marshal Ryder Garrett must now save his former fiancée—and her baby—from the same arsonist.
Though their reunion makes him realize he never stopped loving Kara Noble, Ryder doubts she’ll give him a second chance.
Before, his pursuit left him heartbroken. This time, it could get him, Kara and her daughter killed.
A heartbreakingly beautiful love story in the midst of the hunt for an eerily creepy killer arsonist who loves to torment his victims in an attempt to ease the pain in his own wicked soul.
This engaging, fast-paced tale, that pulled all the feels to the surface and scared the daylights out of me at times, turned out to be unputdownable with the detailed scenes, an intriguing villain, lovable protagonists, as well as the whole supporting cast and crew of the always there for each other Garrett family.
Yes, I love, admire, and am in awe of the Garrett's and their big, loyal hearts, that has so much room for love, always ready to aid and assist where needed. And Ryder, the heartbreak and hurt that he has gone through, the way he admits his own mistakes, owns them, works on them, and has been able to heal from it all, he just won me over from the start. His feelings for Kara are a tangible force and his willingness to work on Kara being able to trust his word again, giving her the space she needs, proving her that he has changed his ways and has his priorities straight made them feel so real, so actual and life-like with their issues, it was easy to relate to them, like them, and cheer for them.
Forgiveness and acceptance are beautiful things, as Kara and the whole Garrett family demonstrate this and subtly teach valuable life lessons while hunting for the creepy criminal who moves like a shadow on the mountains.
The arsonist and the scenes with the fire burning and danger all around are so well done with the palpable fear and dread in the details - if the killer does not catch you the fire might - trepidation and anxiety for survival, to catch the killer before he catches them, just shook me to my core and steeped into my dreams. Ah, I love it when the suspense is so strong and tight it keeps hold of your mind even after the story has come to a conclusion.
Ms. Lindsey masterfully plays with the elements of the tale, mixing the intense romance with the harsh and frantic suspense so that the reader will fervently get involved with the story, wanting to rush to the end to find out what happens while savoring the moments of the adventure of two hearts finding each other while trying to survive the dire straits.
A must read series for all romantic suspense fans!
~ Five Spoons!