Series: Conard County #39
Published by Harlequin Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Revenge, Romance, Second Chances, Small Town Romance, Suspense
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Return to Conard County…where reunited spouses face a dangerous obsession
The last man that Nurse Brianna Cole expects to bring home is the one she remembers all too well—her ex-husband Luke Masters. But when he needs to recuperate from serious injury, her Wyoming cabin becomes his refuge. Though concussed and hazy, Luke is convinced someone pushed him off the snowy mountain he was evaluating for a ski resort. And though he can't remember why, he knows Bri is next.
Snowed in with her ex, Bri is blinded by old feelings, an attraction that never died. But the closer she gets to Luke, the closer she gets to murder. Because someone is watching her…stalking her…and if he can't have her, no one can!
I do like a good romantic suspense story, and I think we all know I love a good second chance romance a lot as well, so this was a book that was right up my alley. I loved the idea of a previously married couple coming back into each others lives and trying to figure out where it all went wrong. Plus who does love a good snow storm.
One of the things that was really interesting about this book to me is that you got more than one POV, and you got the POV of the bad guy, Jack. You could really tell right from the start that something was seriously off about this guy, and being able to get a glimpse into his mind made him all the more creepy. I mean seriously dude man has drilled holes into the ceiling of every room in Bri’s house so he can watch her to learn about her so he can make her fall in love with him. Creepy. Seriously creepy.
So onto the couple in question. Bri and Luke used to be married, and after the divorce, Bri moved back home and go a job at the local hospital as a nurse, and Luke kept up with his job that keeps him on the road for most of the year. When Luke’s job brings him to Bri’s neck of the woods, he wants to make it clear to her that she was wrong about him, that he was never unfaithful to her. Bri isn’t exactly comfortable with the conversation, or digging up all the problems in their relationship.
And then the unthinkable happens, Luke is pushed down the mountain and breaks a significant amount of bones and having a serious head wound. With no one to care for him and a snowstorm on the horizon, Bri does what any good ex-wife would do, take him in. I liked Luke, a lot actually, more than I liked Bri. You can tell he is a good guy, and he cares a lot about Bri. I also really liked that he was willing to admit his faults, which lets face it is not something a lot of people are good at.
Bri on the other hand kind of annoyed me. She was very whiny without being overtly whiny, which was weird to me. She’s so insecure in everything, including her feelings. And all of her problems seemed to stem from her past, which is fine, except she seems to be oblivious to it, but then has no problem throwing all her eggs in the “it’s my parents fault” basket. I also don’t really think that she gave that much to making the compromise with Luke, Luke was the one who was willing to make the changes, which made me like him more and her less.
All in all I did like the book. I liked the suspense and the build up to waiting to see what Jack was going to do next. And even though I wasn’t really a fan of Bri, I did want her and Luke to get back together. If you like romantic suspense books, then this might be a book you might want to check out.