What a fantastic blend of romance and suspense.The story was a standalone and that had appeal for a first-time encounter.Beginning in the past with a rutal encounter that set things in motion that for eighteen years seemed to lie dormant before forcing their way into the light, the story goe off to an exciting start with th convictio and an attempted murder for Madeline Chase when she is called ack to the old, memory-filled hotel in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.
Jack is nothing like the men she usually goes for and he ruffles her feathers, but when a present murder, a kille who wen after her, and past hreatening to surface again, Jack is the one person she wants by her side to help sort it all out.Jack is attracted to Madeline, but he has his own issues that mak him from tryin to try for anything lasting.
With he elp of Jack and his nephew, the foursome work fast to expose the secrets of the past and how it bares on the present even as danger strikes again and again.As I said, th one was very predictabl and delivered on my need for a gritty, engaging romantic suspense.
his shifting of characters and scenes was not confusing and the main narrators were Madeline and Jack.The pacing was steady with blips of excitement.
I said that Jack 's past was a secondary mystery that kept teasing me and making me wonder whenever hints were given.The main and minor characters were olorful and engaging.
It 's himself that he ca n't see clearly.Jack 's brother, Abe, and Madeline 's childhood friend, Daphne, are very present secondary characters with their own subplot going on.
Madeline and Jack were the main relationship with Abe and Daphne more of something hinted at.
Thi emphasi is on solving the case to save their lives, but as they go Madeline really sees Jack and wants him while Jack has to open up for he new chance.