My first Catherine Cowles novel and definitely not my last. I loved the suspense element because it had me guessing all along and I never got it right. That plot twist was crazy. I loved Walker so much. Taylor pissed me off at times but I still liked her. Can’t wait for Liams story next.
A woman who's lost everything.
Taylor is looking for peace and quiet away from the memories of all she's lost. A small mountain town where no one knows her seems like the perfect escape.
A man battling the ghosts of his past.
Walker loves his life just the way it is. His town, his family, his brothers in blue. Everything simple and easy--until a chance encounter changes it all.
When Taylor's solitude is interrupted by the rugged cop, they find that the very thing they were avoiding might be just what they both need. As their iron wills clash and passion flares...a killer lurks.
And you never know who might be caught in the crosshairs.
It wouldn’t surprise me if one were to count all the “f” words there’d average one per page. I wound up highlighting each of them on the pages I actually read, or scanned to understand the plot...skipped those with explicit sex scenes.
I don’t plan to read any more books by this author...wondered if that’s how she normally talks with people.
A couple months after loosing her mother to years long battle with cancer, Taylor's friends force her to take a vacation to Sutter Lake. While in Sutter Lake she finds a peace that calls to her so she decides to move there for a year much to her friend's dismay. The place that she finds to rent is on the family property of the local sheriff, Walker. Taylor's friends have asked Walker to look out for her and while he agrees he can't help but also be drawn to her. But neither one of them want to start anything - Walker can't do forever and Taylor is only staying for a year.
I avoid grief or love after loss books as much as I can. I have said this before, all of the anguish/guilt they feel over moving on to someone knew makes it hard for me to enjoy the book and it makes me feel like the are settling for second best - it just isn't my favorite. So during my week long binge of all things by this author, this one was hard for me to get into. I was really worried that I wasn't going to like it but I was very very pleasantly surprised. Grief was still a very prevalent issue in this story but not in the way that I am used to seeing so it wasn't as much of an issue for me. This story had all of the things that I have come to love from this author - the swooning, the tears, the laughter, the chemistry, the suspense - it was all there and I loved all of it.
Catherine Cowles has told an amazing story of love and the power it has to heal grief. Taylor and Walker will take you on a journey of how letting new love will heal your grief. Sutter Lake is a beautiful place to loose yourself to the characters and story. Do not miss out on this amazing journey.
This was an audible for me and sadly for only the 2nd time ever I could not finish this book. The author has her heroine Taylor, grieving the loss of her mother to the point that dominates everything in her life. At first you are empathetic for her, but then it got to where you were rolling your eyes because it got waaayyyyy over the top and I didn't even want to know what happened to anyone at all, and gave up. I understand loss, but I thought this was ridiculously overboard and had me disengaged and I won't be trying anything else in this series.
I absolutely loved this story! It grabs you at the first page and holds you until the end.
This was my first book from Catherine and I loved it.
Both Walker and Taylor are damaged souls and with their love they comfort and heal each other. Love the small town and close family and friends this story has. The suspense is nail biting and will keep you turning the pages. Can’t wait to read the rest of this series. Highly recommended.
Fabulous story! I enjoyed the beautiful romance and how it was so emotional and felt real. I didn’t always agree with the characters decisions but it made for an interesting story. Twists and turns and a really suspenseful last 20% of the book!