Written by Susan Craig
Jim Donovan… A patient man, he can out wait a slow-foaling mare and survive camping out with a dozen fifth grade boys.
Self-control hides the warrior persona he’s chosen to set aside. But when a stalker targets the woman he wants, and his new partner comes on to her, Jim’s patience runs out. How much of a saint can an ex-black ops Marine be?
Sally Johnston has been on her own since her husband’s death and is used to taking care of herself. She intends to ignore the anonymous messages she’s getting and doesn’t want or need anyone’s protection. But every time she turns around Jim is there, keeping her safe, yes—but also driving her crazy.
Just being near him stokes Sally’s desire, but will she let him thaw her frozen heart?
Cedar Hill Romance
Book 1 – Something Blue
Book 2 – Stubborn Love
Exciting & Romantic!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the first in this series, so was absolutely delighted when the author was kind enough to send me a copy of this second novel.
Sally Johnson is a widow, raising her young son on her own whilst holding down a full-time job and studying for qualifications. As the manager of kennels, she is well acquainted with Jim Donovan, the local vet, who is a good friend – and would like to be much more. When Sally is on the receiving end of some anonymous notes, Jim is the one she turns to – eventually. As a very self-sufficient woman, she doesn’t take well to being offered protection . . .
This is an excellent second novel! With a very different scenario to the first, this is a suspenseful tale comprising of both romance and mystery. There is a real connection between the characters, and the author creates a terrific tale which kept my attention all the way through. Beautifully written, I only worked out who the stalker was just before it was revealed and there were plenty of possibilities! Exciting and romantic, this is a great read, and one I’m happy to recommend to lovers of romantic suspense. Four stars from me!
My thanks to Susan Craig for the advanced copy of her novel. All stated opinions are entirely honest and completely my own.
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 264 pages
- Publication Date: 30 September 2019
- Purchase Links: amazon
Susan Craig’s life as an author grew out of a desire to do something completely new. With a doctorate in neuroscience, her day job was complex, busy and interesting, but mostly factual. So she enjoyed using her imagination to create stories of love and romance.
About her writing, she says, “Exploring the brain is fascinating, but so is exploring the human heart. I love writing about contemporary women—women I would like to have as friends—and the men who are smart enough and strong enough to love them.”
Susan lives in Southeast Texas with her husband and their two mixed breed dogs, Tanner and Lady.
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