I think this was the longest read of my life. Took forever to get through (it seems like, anyhow) and the story was looooooong and drawn out. That's not to say it was bad, it really was a good story, but the author's style had me setting the book down way too much to go off and do other things. Multiple breaks in every chapter and the ball didn't really start to roll until about page 220. However, an enjoyable story for any reader who really wants to be in-depth with the characters. I don't continue to read books that bore me--and I made it through this one. :-)
Maggie Chantel had been running from her pain-filled past for a year when she finally decided to stop. She chose a small Lake Michigan tourist community called Blanchefleur to settle. It was the perfect spot to overcome her fear of water, begin a new career, and start her life anew. All she needed for love and company was Scout, her Labrador Retriever.
But the small town was filled with a large, Italian family named the Alessandros. Almost everyone was related and they looked out for each other. Noticing Maggie vulnerability, though she would hit anyone who dared call her vulnerable or weak, they took her under their wings. No matter how wary Maggie felt or how much she resisted, Maggie came to care for the huge family and several of the locals.
Nick Alessandro was a survivor of tragedy and felt indifferent toward women until Maggie entered his life. He could not help but be drawn to her though. He had no idea what she was hiding in her past, but wanted to help her through it. But Maggie's past was catching up to her. Someone had been hunting her for a year and people in her small town were beginning to die.
***** Romance and suspense blend together to give you this exciting story guaranteed to make your pulse race, one way or another. It grabs you on page one and never lets go. I recommend this title highly! *****
maggie is running from memories too painful and frightening to remember.but someone in the shadows is determened that maggie will not live to love anyone else
Great suspense/romance book!
Great book! The author makes the people come alive for you! Will be looking for another one by her.
Good mystery/romance from author of WHEN NIGHT FALLS, which was a USA Today best seller.
From back cover:
Maggie Chantel is running from memories too painful -- and frightening -- to acknowledge. And the small, peaceful town of Blanchefleur on the shores of Lake Michigan is where her running stops. Maggie just wants to be left alone to forget, but her new neighbor Nick Alessandro is paying her far too much attention. A survivor of soul-shattering tragedy, Nick is fascinated by this beautiful, secretive woman -- an interest that is slowly turning from attraction to love.
But someone waiting in the shadows is determined that Maggie will love no one ever again. The nightmare she was escaping has found her hiding place, and people in the sleepy Michigan community are starting to die. Maggie knows what her hunter is capable of, and now she must leave behind the man who was bringing her back to life, for his own safety. Nick is determined never to lose the only person who can make his world whole again. And he knows he has to find the killer -- before the killer gets to Maggie.