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Author: Melissa Kate
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC
Published: May 24, 2016
Audrey Kelly finds her way back home to Crystal Valley with her bruised pride and a shattered dangerous past mocking her rear view mirror. What she didn’t expect was to be face-to-face with Adam Parker, resident bad boy, sexy Navy SEAL and one of the reasons that Audrey ran all those years ago.
Audrey was the last person Adam had ever expected to see back in Crystal Valley. Over a decade ago, they shared a sizzling night together before he received the worst news of his life and he hasn’t seen her since…until she’d moved back unexpectedly. She was no longer the sweet innocent girl he once remembered, but Adam has his own problems without having to deal with Audrey’s ice princess recital, no matter how tempting the auburn haired seductress may be.
Sparks begin to ignite between them but can they accept Audrey’s past when it threatens to engage them in a dangerous twist? Can they save each other from themselves and stop running once and for all?
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This is a suspense filled second chance military romance with great, well developed characters, an enthralling plot and is action packed.
Audrey Kelly couldn’t wait to leave her home town as a teenager. Now she’s returning home again, having helped give evidence to convict her abusive husband. She’s not told anyone about her imminent divorce or what he did but coming back to the home of her grandparents, where she grew up, really does feel like coming back to reality and home.
The boy next door when she was growing up was Adam Parker. She had a crush on him and she enticed him to take her virginity before she left to go to College. They haven’t spoken since then but he’s definitely changed, too. He left to become a Navy SEAL, had experiences he’d rather not remember, then returned home to nurse his father until his death. When the two ex lovers meet up again, the attraction is still there but they have to get over the past and there are other dangers ahead to keep them apart . . . .
The story is brilliantly told from the perspectives of both main characters and it is so easy to relate to them because of the superb, emotive writing by this highly talented author. The secondary characters are also well developed – I love the ‘Book Club’ ladies and the Chief of Police. The action is so well described, it feels like you have a ringside seat to view all the interactions and events. It was a real page turner, a story that I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys their suspense with plenty of twists, turns and turmoil skilfully interwoven with romance.
Many thanks to the author, publishers and Bewitching Book Tours for gifting me an ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
Melissa Kate is a new author who lives in a small town along the coast in sunny South Africa. She writes for the pleasure of living in a new story and all the quirks and crazies that go with each character. A true romantic at heart, she loves the moment of falling in love. Her pet Beagle and maniacal lovebird keep her company while writing and often inspire senseless moments in her stories.
When she’s not furiously typing away on her laptop, Melissa can be found cooking or baking up a storm. Even she has to admit, she’s a pretty awesome chef. She has a small addiction with shoes which she attributes to her petite stature or as she likes to call it “Short girl problems”.
She balances her day job and conjuring up new romantic tales with a local personal blog with arb ramblings about her life in Durban. She’s been writing for years now, any bits that she can and she can’t wait to share that with you!
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