Return to Me Author:Shannon McKenna THE MIDNIGHT MAN — It's been seventeen years since bad boy Simon Riley hopped a freight train out of town and Ellen Kent's given up wondering what happened to him. Running a successful bed and breakfast in Oregon's LaRue River Valley hasn't left her a lot of time for fantasizing about the one who got away. She's put aside her ... more »dreams of midnight kisses and secret passion...until an unexpected visitor knocks on her door. Simon is back. She had no idea that he was a famous photojournalist, working in war zones around the world. But the man is everything she wants in a lover -- and more...
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
Dogged by trouble, Simon swore he'd never return to this backwater town, even to see El Kent. But he had to come back to investigate his uncle's sudden death -- and he must face the demons of his past. El's lush beauty still tempts him beyond belief. He knows he can satisfy her most hidden desire, to the point of complete abandonment and total ecstasy. And he's hungry for the sensual tenderness that only she can give -- hungry for her.
The last thing Simon would ever do is hurt El, but someone is forcing his hand. Someone who will stop at nothing to keep the past dead and buried -- even if means silencing the woman Simon loves...« less
Return To Me by Shannon McKenna has all the hallmarks you love in her books' passion, laughter and suspense.
Simon Riley is returning home to tend to his late uncles estate. When he was just a young man, he couldn't get out of town fast enough. Everyone had labeled him a bad seed, all but Ellen Kent.
Ellen thought she had put her young love for Simon behind her. She is engaged to another man and running a successful inn. But seeing Simon again has made her question her true feelings.
As Simon works his way back into her life, danger is lurking in the wings. Simon's uncles death was ruled a suicide but things are not adding up and someone wants to keep the truth quiet.
Ellen and Simon have an attraction that is incredible. Each time they connect is more erotic and passionate then the last.
Shannon McKenna tells a tale that will make you reach for the fan to cool off. She is an auto-buy for me and will be looking forward to her next book.
I've read a couple of Shannon McKennna's books and I have always thought most of them were okay but nothing great. This one exceeded my expectations. It was fun, intriguing with great secondary characters as well. The plot moved along nicely and it was kind of cool to get the story from different points of view. Simon and El worked well together. And I loved Cora, Missy, and El's mother. I even learned to like Brad, the self-centered ex-fiance. I wasn't sure I would like El at first because she was such a pushover, but that fades really soon and she became a rock for everyone around her again. A lot of this book was about perception and reality when it comes to who people are.
Well worth the read. The sex is explicit so if you are not into that, you wouldn't like it.