I received this copy of the book as an ARC from NetGalley. It has been a while since I’d read any Kat Martin and her last few books just hadn’t interested me (in fact, her last trilogy is still sitting on my TBR pile). But with a new contemporary series, I figured I would give her a try again. It wasn’t a hard read and was mildly entertaining, but everything in it just seemed so cliqued – Sarah is returning home after her abusive ex-husband is murdered and falls for her high school love (Jackson) – but there are bad guys still after her trying to get her back for stuff her husband did…
However, it was an entertaining read – I loved seeing the interactions between Jackson and Holly (her daughter), as well as the supporting characters (Nan, Jimmy and his sons, as well as Jackson’s brothers). The mystery/suspense part sort of just fizzled out for me – it was like it kept going and going with no solution until miraculously it was solved with about 15 pages to spare.
I’m ambivalent as to whether i’ll read the next 2 books in the trilogy, the only brother to sort of interest me is Dev, but the former spec ops guy is also an overdone story arc, so it will be interesting to see if Ms. Martin can come up with something unique.
Overall, i’d give the story a 3 (so it is inline with the goodreads stars) and would probably recommend to people who like lite suspense with their romance, but not the other way around.