She's in love with her sister's killer...
Lauren has loved Luke since first grade. They planned to marry—until he murdered her sister. The moment he was sentenced to prison, Lauren fled with her secret baby and made a new life. Now she'll do anything to keep their daughter safe. But her hard won peace shatters when Luke is exonerated, and it sets her on a path of mixed emotions to discover the truth. Letting a killer into their tightly knit family is out of the question. Or is it?
She almost destroys her life by threatening his…
Prison stole his future with Lauren and twelve years of Luke's life, so the last thing he needs from her is a knife in the back or a gun in his face. Lauren believes he killed her sister, and he has no plans to pick up where they left off. Luke can't afford to trust her, but he wants nothing more than to convince her he's worth fighting for.
Their daughter is in danger…
Luke is heartbroken when he learns they had a child together. Now his daughter is in danger. Lauren trusted the wrong person for far too long, but he hopes she'll now trust him. Luke will risk everything to keep them safe. And Lauren will risk everything if she lets him into her heart.
I really enjoyed reading this book! I kinda wish that I'd read Dark Ride first, since it's his sister's story, and came out first, but I didn't need to, I just would've preferred it. I really enjoyed Luke and Lauren's story!
It's told alternating between 3rd person in the present, and 1st in the past, 12 years go when her sister was murdered, and he was charged and convicted with it. Not a good situation to be in! Add in that she found out she was pregnant at the time and so he didn't know, yeah. So much conflict!
I'm wondering if this technically counts as a mystery book, since they know who the bad guy is. They just haven't caught him yet. Because his guilt was shown, proving Luke's innocence. It is a romance book, and I really enjoyed them together, with their complicated past and all!
One thing that I really enjoyed, was their relationship with their daughter. Everybody's been told that he was someone she met in California. And yeah, it's understandable why she wouldn't put her sister's murderer as her child's father, and then when he was proven innocent, well, trust is hard. But I'm glad that they worked it out!
Yeah, really enjoyed this book, it was a great read!
Author: Angela Smith
Read: October 15th, 2019
Source: Pump Up Your Book Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2019 Book!
Published: September 17th 2019
Angela Smith is a Texas native who, years ago, was dubbed most likely to write a novel during her senior year in high school. She always had her nose stuck in a book, even hiding them behind her textbooks during school study time. Her dream began at a young age when her sister started reciting ‘Brer Rabbit’ after their mom read it to them so often. She told her mom she’d write a story one day and never gave up on that dream even though her mom was never able to see it come to fruition. By day, she works as a certified paralegal and office manager at her local District Attorney’s office and spends her free time with her husband, their pets, and their many hobbies. Although life in general keeps her very busy, her passion for writing and getting the stories out of her head tends to make her restless if she isn’t following what some people call her destiny.
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