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on May 6, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
About one year ago, Dr. Rafe Black did something totally out of character. He had a one-night-stand with Abby Michaels. Three months ago, a terrified Abby called Rafe. Abby informed Rafe that she had recently given birth to his son, Devin, and they were both in danger. Rafe wired Abby money and set up a time and place for them to meet. Abby failed to show up at their meeting spot. Soon afterward, Rafe found out why. Abby was dead and there was no sign of Devin.
Rafe leaves his huge, successful career and moves to Cold Pains, Wyoming, to practice medicine. Rafe knows Samuel Grayson has Devin somewhere in the town and he must search carefully. Grayson has become very influential and runs the town. Rafe has the help of Hawk Bledsoe, an undercover FBI agent who had grown up in Cold Plains before it became Grayson's stomping ground. The FBI has been after the cult leader for quite some time, but Grayson always manages to get away. This time Bledsoe is determined to have a lot more hard evidence of Grayson's various crimes before taking him into custody. Rafe understands the need to take Grayson down permanently, but the waiting and pretending to admire Grayson is torture. There is no one else in town that Rafe can trust or ask for help. Even (model-perfect) person in town seems to worship the con man.
Darcy Craven did not know she was adopted until her mom, Louise, revealed the secret from her deathbed. Her biological mother, Catherine, had given Darcy to Louise so her daughter would be safe. Catherine would occasionally send Louise a postcard, just to let her know that she was still alive. But the cards stopped coming a few years ago. After Louise's funeral, Darcy goes to Cold Plains armed only with a photograph of Catherine buried deeply in her purse. Darcy is still shocked from learning that her biological father is the sleazy, but very powerful, Samuel Grayson and that he (more than likely) is the cause of Catherine's disappearance. But there is a slim chance that Catherine is still alive.
Cold Plains was the Bermuda Triangle of the Midwest. People came in, but did not always leave alive. Grayson runs the town with an iron fist. Every local resident is beautiful. No one is ugly. No one is overweight. Everyone is totally devoted to Grayson and attends nightly lectures at the town's community center. Darcy must keep a low profile and try to blend in with all the sheep around her. The only person in town who does not seem to be totally under Grayson's thumb is her boss, Dr. Rafe Black. But the doctor seems to like Grayson and is slowly becoming a Devotee. No matter how attracted she is to Rafe, Darcy cannot trust him. Should Grayson ever learn that his daughter was in town, Darcy would never learn what happened to Catherine. And Darcy's life would be in danger.
***** FIVE STARS! This is the third title (out of six) in the "Perfect, Wyoming Series". From the first page, until the last, I could not tear myself away. Both main characters, Rafe and Darcy, have a lot at stake. Danger surrounds them constantly. Trust is not easy to come by. Grayson is stepping up his game and the suspense is intense! If you have not read the previous titles of this series, you will not find yourself lost or confused. This story stands alone. If you have read them, then chances are you are already aware of Rafe's situation from the cameos he had in each. A few of the characters from the earlier stories make brief appearances, but the main focus is on Rafe and Darcy. My advice is to order out dinner before you begin reading this "Perfect, Wyoming" episode. Awesome! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
on September 21, 2012
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Easy read. Entertaining but not a book that one would remember in the future. It's a boy-meets-girl, boy-gets-girl book. Good filler between novels.