Author: Clarissa Yip
Genre: Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery/Thrillers
Blurb: First comes marriage. Then comes murder…
Lauren Burke waited fifteen months and twenty-three days for her divorce to be finalized. Instead, her ex-husband went one step further—he turned up dead. And the detective working on the case is none other than Kane Hollister—the man who ran off over three years ago and shattered Lauren’s heart into a zillion pieces.
It looks like Lauren, but she’s no longer the carefree girl Kane once knew. And yet he can’t deny the awareness that heats his blood at the sight of her. But when the death threats begin, Kane realizes that the killer has a new target… and it’s Lauren. Now he must protect the woman he’s always loved—and always hurt— from a vicious murderer. And when the sparks between them ignite, Lauren will have to make a choice between her life…or her heart.
Thoughts: I was a little surprised at how good this ‘who-done-it’, suspenseful romance actually was. The story was good, the characters were likeable, and while I figured out who the killer was fairly quickly – I’m sure many of you are like me – and you still can’t stop reading because you have to know if you were right…and see if things play out the way you thought they would! The fact that I knew who the killer was already did not detract from the story, or have me complaining about it being too predictable….the author’s writing kept your interest and made reading it a joy. The writing style reminded me slightly of Katie Reus and her Red Stone Security series….I think because of the characters and the way the author portrayed them. A great romantic suspense book!