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Title: Out of the Storm
Series: Buckhorn, Montana #1
Author: B.J. Daniels
She can’t lose him again…
One look at his warm brown eyes and Kate Jackson knows she’s found her husband. It’s been twenty years since Daniel was declared dead in a refinery explosion, but Kate never gave up hope, convinced he was somewhere out there, suffering from amnesia. Then, on a trip to Buckhorn, Montana, she sees him—working as a carpenter, scarred, but still her Danny. Yet Jon Harper, as he calls himself, insists he’s a stranger.
Jon is certain he’s not the man Kate’s looking for. Though some of his memories are lost in shadow, how could he ever forget a woman like that? One thing Jon’s instinct does tell him is that she’s in danger from the very person she should trust most. Helping loyal, lovely Kate will mean exposing his own perilous past…but it’s the only way to protect her and this new chance at forever…
This is a contemporary romantic suspense in which Kate Jackson has finally agreed to marry her persistent ‘boyfriend’, Collin, deciding that, after twenty years of waiting for her beloved husband, Daniel, to return. Daniel was declared dead after being involved in a huge refinery explosion but she’s never believed it. Collin takes her on a special engagement trip to let her see and feel snow for the first time but their vehicle breaks down and they end up staying in Buckhorn, Montana. Whilst there she meets Jon Harper and she’s convinced this quiet, reticent carpenter is her Danny. Jon isn’t convinced by her – and neither is Collin. However, the situation dramatically changes Collin’s attitudes and actions . . . Should she stay with Collin or take a chance on Jon?
This is a suspense filled story, packed with mystery, intrigue, secrets and lies. It is fraught with double dealing and danger skilfully mixed with a heartwarming romance. The story is a roller coaster ride, full of twists and turns to keep you guessing. The main setting of Buckhorn is brilliantly portrayed and there are some superb secondary characters, other potential romances and a real sense of community. This is the first story in a new series set in Buckthorn and I can’t wait to return there again.
Thanks to Harlequin and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I voluntarily read and have honestly reviewed.