It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.
First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.
But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.
I loved you ten years ago, Sasha. I loved you the entire time you were gone. And I loved you since the moment I walked into the dining room and saw you standing there.
Physical or Ebook?
Have you ever read a book by this author before?
This is my second read through of this and I could definitely reread it.
If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
Omg. Yes. Please. More Cole? Dreamy.
Is this a part of a challenge?
Who would you recommend this for?
Honestly, anyone who likes JLA’s writing. Suspense/Murder mysteries are nearly the farthest from my thing, but I somehow loved it with JLA.
I think it takes either great skill from an author or a great love for an author to adore a book that you generally would never read. I love true crime shows, but reading a murder novel is not my thing. Would honestly rather read historical fiction and if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how much I hate those.
This novel is actually pretty intense. It’s gruesome, but not overly graphic, it’s absolutely fascinating, it’s sweet and heartwarming and adorable. It’s actually all the things.
I loved Sasha and Cole’s relationship. Second chance romance are 100% my thing. There’s always something so pure about seeing that type of relationship come to life on a page. It helps that it’s steamy AF though.
The serial killer was fucking creepy as hell. And I definitely wasn’t expecting the twist at the end. That was an absolutely perfect ending to this novel. Don’t trust anyone. Clearly.
Until next time,