A MAN WITHOUT A FAMILY IS NO MAN AT ALL
As soon as he was old enough, Ray McCullen left Horseshoe Creek and never looked back. It took his father's funeral to return, though his anger hadn't quite subsided. That's where he met Scarlet Lovett, who seemed to know more about his family's secrets than he did.
Secrets ready to explode.
Suddenly, Ray was at the center of a dangerous inheritance battle, with Scarlet caught in the middle. She'd only known kindness from the McCullens, but had enough pluck to stand her ground. And if Ray was to truly belong back home, he sure had to live up to the family name.
Action, mysteries, palpable attraction, and life threatening family drama are the key elements of this marvellous romantic suspense story, that kept me up at night.
The secrets start to pile up, as the brothers have buried their father, and the will is coming to the light of the day. Secrets that they never expected to be dealing with, things that could take apart that fragile treaty of peace between the brothers.
I loved how the story was built, how the flow of it kept me glued to my Kindle, my interest high on the story and its development.
Even though there's danger, threats, vandalism, attacks, and malicious action galore, the tension in the family, in between the characters, is what builds up, and turns to be explosive. Really well built momentums, that burst on a least expected moments.
Ray and Scarlet's connection is immediate, but their past, and the connection to Ray's father, is on the way, the dangerous events at the same time, pulling them apart, and pushing them together. Ray has an intense desire to protect and cherish Scarlet, but their whole lifetimes, and the history, is in between them, preventing and forestalling their connection. Not to mention the reaction of Ray's brothers, when they are clued in, to the recent events, and crimes...
I indulged in this tale, I wanted to savour it, yet at the same time inhale it. I love when that happens!
~ Five Spoons