This series is quite a departure from my usual reads. I couldn't quite tear myself away from it until I reached the very end of this trilogy. This had one of the best mix of mystery, thrilling-tense drama, and romance I've ever read, well, at least for quite some time. I think what made it extra easy to read was the genre mix, and not some saccharinely sweet romance that took center stage. I can't say the mystery is all that unpredictable, but the drama surrounding it was definitely enjoyable throughout. Even with the early prediction, the ending turned out to be even more twisted and tense filled than I could have anticipated.
An extremely well played out who-done-it overall. I give the romance in these books a solid B+ and the mystery an A-, even though I guessed who the killer was about halfway through the first book. This one is definitely an easy and fast read that will keep you peeled 'till the end. A good way to pass the time, if I do say so myself. I solid recommendation for a solid series.
*****The scream Lena Riddle hears in the woods behind her house is enough to curdle her blood-she has no doubt that a woman is in real danger. Unfortunately, with no physical evidence, the local law officers in small-town Ash, Kentucky, dismiss her claim. But Lena knows what she heard-and it leaves her filled with fear and frustration.
Ezra King is on leave from the state police, but he can't escape the guilty memories that haunt his dreams. When he sees Lena, he is immediately drawn to her. He aches to touch her-to be touched by her-but is he too burdened by his tragic past to get close? When Ezra hears her story of an unknown woman's screams, his instincts tell him that Lena's life is also at risk-and his desire to protect her is as fierce as his need to possess her.
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