She lost everything once…
Autumn Perez was just twenty-two when she witnessed a brutal murder and gave up her entire life to put the killer behind bars. A decade later, witness protection has her settled in picturesque Verona Bay, teaching art at the local high school. It’s a quiet life…until she’s caught up in another harrowing event and she worries that the US Marshals will try to move her again. But Autumn is done running—she’s built a life, has friends. And now she’s pregnant after an intense one-night stand with her sexy neighbor.
This time she’s not running…
Lincoln Jordan has been biding his time with Autumn, his talented, gorgeous neighbor. The attraction between them is undeniable, and after their one incredible night together he wants more. But she’s determined to keep him at arm’s length. When it becomes clear that someone wants her dead, he steps up to protect her. He needs to earn her trust, and fast. Because the enemy is closer than they ever imagined.
Author note: This may be read as a stand-alone novel.
Loved this couple!
I just love books that are set in a small town setting. The more the characters to get to know and loves always seem to bring me into their lives more. That's one of the perks of the Verona Bay series.
Lincoln is also a huge reason why I enjoyed Deadly Past. He's the town's sheriff and has had a thing for his neighbor ever since she moved in. As we get to know Lincoln, he proves to be a true gentleman who is also very protective. He hinted at being a pretty possessive guy but unfortunately we don't get to see that side of him, only because he was holding back due to Autumn.
Autumn has had some pretty crazy and scary experiences in her life that has shaped her into being a cautious heroine. This is the big reason Lincoln had to tread a bit lightly around her. While I would have loved to see him more Alpha in this, it was a big reason we got to see how much of a gentleman he was. I'm just as drawn to that characteristic that seems to be rare in books these days.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read. As Lincoln courts Autumn, we have her past catching up to her and a few mysterious things that creep in that keeps us on our feet. We've already got hints for the next couple in the book and I'm very curious about a few of those hints left behind.
DEADLY PAST..Kathie Reus..
Autumn gave up her life and dreams as she had known at twenty three, now once again, in this small town of Verona Bay, she is saying no. A life here with friends, and a baby coming. A sexy neighbor is who she called after the incident, why not 911, and then that look of concern when he came, puzzled her. She had boundaries around her, and never called him by his first name. Checking on her later, a glass of wine, she was cold, and now wondering what she had done, no way, he was law enforcement. He had been wanting to get to know her better, and hope this would continue.
Her past comes back and threaten Lincoln and her, would she realize she needed him in her life. Good story of excepting love and protection from Lincoln. Given ARC from Net Galley and KR Press for my voluntary review and my honest opinion