In New York Times bestselling author Rachel Lee's newest Conard County romance, a killer stalks a wounded warrior and the woman he's vowed to protect
I found you. The game begins. The note wasn't a threat exactly. But Jess McGregor senses danger. The wounded ex-soldier offers Lacy Devane a place to feel safe after her stint in witness protection. But someone is after her… Or is Jess the intended target?
Jess and Lacy are practically strangers. And the powerful attraction stirring between them may feel like a betrayal to Jess's late wife—Lacy's closest friend. But as a big freeze envelops Conard County, the warmth and healing they find in their growing friendship will be put to the ultimate test by a deranged killer.
I liked the chemistry and connection, the long time friendship Jess and Lacey have. The years of phone calls after Sara's death have formed a new type of friendship, that took them facing each other again, to realize. And now, face to face again after five years, the friendship is slowly blooming into something more, something either of the didn't expect, but are willing to explore.
The story is mostly about the new kind of relationship forming between Jess and Lacey. They have long conversations, getting to know each other in a new level, going through the drama of their past, the relationship with Sara, and the possibilities of the future.
The danger is constant in the background, the fear of the unknown threat. Lots of theories of conspiracy, but no actual action until right at the end.
I liked the story, there are many amazing points to the relationship developing, while stuck in the house because of the weather. I usually like when the story has a lot of conversation, it makes its move on faster. But since this story is mostly memories of the past, conversations about them, and what could have been, what could happen and why, I felt at times the story could have used more action, or building up the danger and fear. The lack of the intensity and action, is the reason why the score is
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me