Author: Karen Robards
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Book Version: Audio CD, Narrated by Pamela Steele
Source: Public Library
Short Summary: (from author’s webpage)
Carly Linton is hell-bent on starting over. After a bruising divorce, she moves back to her tiny hometown of Benton, Georgia, to start up a bed-and-breakfast in the old house she inherited from her grandmother.
Matt Converse, the town’s former bad boy, is now the local sheriff and a pillar of the community. But he hasn’t forgotten his wild days, or the magical night of the senior prom he shared with Carly years ago. When Carly’s dog unearths a missing woman’s purse on her property, Matt is forced to spend time there, and Carly decides to use her newfound wiles to seduce him.
But when someone breaks into Carly’s house and tries to take her away, Matt is the only person who can protect her from a mysterious enemy who’s making it all too clear that Carly should never have come back to Benton.
Why I Read/Listened To This Book:
As my youngest daughter and I were getting ready for a road trip we picked an author we both like. Karen Robards had been one of our favorites for years. Also, we both like romantic suspense.
What I Liked:
- The bad-guy was a complete mystery. We didn’t know him until the end. It was also a mystery until near the end as to why the bad-guy was after Carly.
- The characters of Carly and Matt were just right and I really liked Carly’s friend Sandra and Matt’s three sisters.
- Carly’s cat was also a great character. Then the little lost dog she found was so sweet. They both fit in well with the story.
- The narrator, Pamela Steele, was perfect. She was just sassy enough that it worked.
What I Didn’t Like:
- Too much detailed sex. If I were reading the paper version I could have skipped all that.
- Too much use of the f-word for my taste.
My Rating: B-
I hope you liked my review in List Format. I’ve enjoyed this format on other blogs, such as Staci’s at Life In The Thumb. I thought I’d give it a try. What do you think?
I borrowed this book from the library but it is also available at Amazon.