Nicole Dyer is a widowed single mom who has been dating a policeman. When he becomes abusive she breaks it off. Now strange things are happening. Things that are scaring her. Calling the police has never been fruitful since her ex in on the force. When she returns home one evening she finds a butcher knife stabbed into her picture on the kitchen counter. Fearing for her life and the life of her daughter she throws some things in the car and takes off. Lost Creek is where her car chooses to breakdown. Knowing because of the cold they can’t stay in the car, they take refuge in a cabin. Sheriff Matt McKade finds them when checking the property. Nicole explains what happened. Not sure if he really believes her or not, he decides to take them home to his family’s ranch to offer her the safety and protection while he checks out her story further. But trouble just seems to continue to pop up at every turn. Will Nicole’s story check out and will they figure everything out before it’s too late?
This was my first Susan Sleeman book but I can tell you it won’t be my last. The story held my attention from beginning to end. The characters were well developed and I fell in love with the McKade family. The interaction between them is great. It makes me want to go back and read the others in the series. Although this is a Christmas theme it’s really a story you can enjoy anytime. I loved the chemistry between Nicole and Matt. You really felt the romantic pull that makes a good story even better. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense.
This complimentary copy was provided by Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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