No matter where you run to…
Connor Rye seeks solace on remote Whitaker Island. When his first quiet evening ends with a blow to the head, it’s clear that nothing—and no one—is as it seems. Still haunted by his sister’s murder, he’s buried himself in work while trying to hold his family together. Now, when he has a minute to breathe, he knows better than to get involved with a stranger, but it might be too late to keep his distance.
Desire will find you...
For years she’s pretended to be someone else, but Maddie Rhine is done living in the shadows. Old habits are hard to kick however, and when her past follows her to Whitaker she’s forced to hide once more. Except with Connor. Effortlessly sexy Connor makes it difficult to ignore him. He sees right through her…and senses her fear.
Someone is watching her. And waiting for the right moment to strike. This time Connor vows to be ready.
The suspenseful second romance in Dimon's Whitaker Island series (after Her Other Secret) returns readers to the idyllic setting while introducing new threats. Reclusive Maddie Rhine has isolated herself on Whitaker Island for the past two years, hiding from her dark past. But just as she's finally ready to reclaim her life and face the world, threatening notes start showing up on her porch, making her rethink her decision. When vacationer Connor Rye takes up residency in his family's empty cabin near Maddie's house, paranoid Maddie mistakes him for an intruder and attacks him, leaving him with a massive headache and a bruised ego. Connor came to Whitaker Island to grieve his sister in solitude, but when Maddie visits him in the hospital to apologize, he's instantly attracted to her and eager to protect her from whatever's made her so skittish. The discovery of a dead body amps up the danger as Maddie's past finally catches up with her. The islanders are just as nosey, loyal, and quirky as ever, adding local flavor and comic relief to this intense story. Readers who enjoyed the prior book won't be disappointed.