A winner on pretty much all counts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This one was, in the vast majority, a total winner for me and I thought it worked very well as the second book in this spin-off series.
It’s only not five stars because I was personally disappointed with the way the stalker plot played out.
That’s totally on me and not in any way a criticism of how Jaclyn wrote it.
It works well and came out of left field so that was a positive and it completely fits within the plot narrative.
***Note, if you don’t want any clues as to the villain of the piece, avoid this spoiler. It doesn’t identify them but it may be more of a hint to some readers.***
My disappointment is more with the “who” as it felt like the trope of fridging the (insert obstacle here) because ABC is in the way of a future relationship.
But it is an utterly personal niggle and has no bearing on the pacing and clever plotting of the suspense element.
The romance side of things is excellent and I loved Drew’s unshakable feelings for Zach, even if the older man took a bit more warming up.
I love this setting, and I’m seriously stoked for the next couple of books which look likely to be on the cards from the clues given here.
It was nice to catch up with some of the Haven’s Cove crew too and made me remember how much I enjoyed that series.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.