Barely escaping with her life, Wren Brooks finds refuge in the riverside town of Cypress Falls. All she wants is a safe place to start over and find herself again. Her scarred heart is fragile and the last thing she’s looking for is the handsome, devastatingly broody town cop.
Atlas Ranes feels the weight of the world on his shoulders. No matter how hard he tries to keep his little brother out of trouble and advance in his career, it’s never quite enough. When a wild, curly-haired woman literally falls into his arms, his life is sent into a frenzied spiral as he finds himself desperately wanting what he doesn’t believe he deserves: Love. Happiness. A family of his own.
But they are both keeping secrets and when their pasts come back to haunt them, Wren and Atlas have to face all the broken pieces of themselves and their lives before old threats become deadly.
I was lucky enough to receive this book from BookSirens. I hope the prospective reader will read this review fully before making any prejudgments on the book. I will give the book my thoughts. These thoughts are completely my own and not swayed in any way by anyone else’s reviews or opinions.
The first thing that I noticed was the natural relationship between Atlas and Wren. There was something magical about watching them grow as individuals and then sore as a couple. There wasn’t an instantaneous relationship, but a build. The reader knows that they are perfect for each other and so do they, but they needed to fight their inner demons first. There was a special moment where Wren became Atlas’ strength, but Atlas turned around and became Wren’s strength as well. This is a good interpretation of past traumas leading to happiness that the main characters deserve.
Now while I loved the couple and characters, the suspense is another character that was truly integrated in a lovely way. There was a sense of strength in the relationship, but those that are out to get them were lurking around in the darkness. I loved that there was a different way suspense was written. There was more than I was expecting, yet everything was wrapped in a nice and neat bow. I am pleasantly surprised with the turnout of this read.
My Rating: I rate this book 5 out of 5 suspenseful stars. I am excited to move forward with the series and see how this author can write suspense with different characters. I am truly hoping that the suspense is different. I am so happy with the way the author writes the family map of relationships. There is this feeling of imperfectly perfect. I like that the characters do feel human and not overly done. If you enjoy some romance and suspense, this is a different and interesting version and I completely believe in the author’s writing.