Fantastic Romantic Suspense,
This review is from: When the Smoke Clears: A Novel (Deadly Reunions) (Volume 1) (Paperback)
Lynette Eason is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors. This book continues to build on the strength of her prior books.
This book has all the elements to be a book you can't put down. Alexia Allen is a heroine with a past filled with pain and a present filled with questions and danger. Hunter Graham is a detective who wanted to catch Alexia's eye in high school, but didn't. Now they are thrust together when Alexia reluctantly comes home in time to try to save a man who's been attacked in her mother's basement.
Everything is stacked against them...from any hope of a relationship to trying to prove Alexia isn't the murderer. This books shows such growth in characterization from the author's first full length novel, that I literally couldn't put it down. I had to see how Alexia would overcome the intense pain of her past and whether she would risk hurt in the present or remain walled-off.
One comment: this book is clearly the first in a series. Not all threads are wrapped up neatly in the end. I can't wait for the next book!