My rating: 4 of 5 stars
We return to the small town of Fields and this time we get to see Lee (formerly Huy, our bitchy young witness of book one) find his happy.
This was, for me, an enjoyable read in which Lee’s past wasn’t ever excused but also wasn’t overplayed and made into a weight with which to drown him.
He felt guilt for his actions, but he was determined to make a fresh start and he wanted that to be with Miguel, the real estate agent he’d felt a connection to three years previous.
The relationship was given time to breathe, even though Miguel did jump into a sexy encounter with Lee not long after he discovered he’d returned to town. But it wasn’t rushed and there were hiccups along the way – not least when Miguel found out about Lee’s past from a detective who seemed to have a grudge.
Camden and Reid are here and, I have to say, I found them to be rather irritating in this book, Reid, in particular, coming across as a jerk with their behaviour towards Lee. Now, there are reasons – which you can understand having read Full Disclosure but I still felt he was overly dickish.
Overall though, this is a thoroughly engaging mystery romance in which both elements are perfectly matched so that neither takes over.
I have to say I had no clue who the ultimate bad guy was going to be and it came a bit out of left field though!
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.