Author: Wendy Stone
Length: 70,545 words/ 254 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
What I liked: What a thrill ride, Sanctuary is! This is a book that will have you reading from start to finish. I really felt sorry for Chloe and how she gets snatched up by horrible person and what he does to her. Stone certainly knows how to take the reader on a journey. I also loved Chief Dane’s charisma, how determined he was to get the case solved, and to save Chloe. Very good read.
Sanctuary, Michigan is a town like no other. Its people are happy and private. So when a serial rapist and murderer starts preying on young hitchhiking girls in the area, Police Chief Dane Alistair takes action.Chloe Sinclair is a young girl searching for answers. She hitchhiked into the vicinity of Sanctuary and took a ride from the wrong person. When she finds herself being attacked and then raped, she can only scream no and pray for someone to help her. Will Dane be able to help Chloe? Will they be able to survive what happens next? Take a trip to Sanctuary and find out!
“Need a ride, girlie?”
Chloe waved a hand in front of her face as the smoke he blew out the window threatened to choke her. Cheap cigar, bad breath and a lack of personal hygiene made her feet hurt less, and she shook her head. “No, thanks. I’m almost where I’m going.”
“You aren’t thinking of going to Sanctuary?” the man said, his tone one of horrified disbelief. “You don’t want to go there, girlie. You go there and you won’t be heard from again.”
“What are you talking about?” Chloe let her hands rest on her slim, jean-clad hips and blew a strand of black hair away from her face. “Come on, I’m a bit old to listen to ghost stories.”
“I’ve been driving these roads for a lot of years, girlie. These aren’t stories. Lots of hitchhikers go missing on this road.”
A clap of thunder rent the air around them, followed by a gust of breeze that sent a shiver down Chloe’s spine. “Is it always so cold around here?”
“It’s Michigan in October, girlie. You’re lucky we don’t have snow. Now, do you want a ride or not?”
Chloe glanced down the dark road and the forest that lay just beyond the ditches. Another shiver shuddered through her, this one not due to the cold. A sharp wind blew through the trees, stirring up the leaves and making a rattling kind of noise that had her reaching for the door handle.
Title: Love at Last
Author: Cassidy Ryan
Just good friends?
What I liked: I have always liked romances that begin with friendships. It comes so natural as the characters start to see more than just friends. I love how the how the author uses such a incident between the two characters for one to understand what’s been in front of her all along. Classic romance and I would recommend it to anyone who loves to read romance that is heart warming.
Since she met him at college, Wade has been Peyton’s best friend and the one person she can rely on. So, it is no surprise that he is there to help her when her private life suddenly becomes very public. Fleeing a media circus, pursued by a particularly zealous paparazzo, Peyton and Wade are involved in a car accident. Sitting by Wade’s hospital bed Peyton comes to realize the true depth of her feelings for Wade. Dare she risk the most important relationship in her life by telling Wade?
She closed the door quietly and walked slowly along the hallway to the door of the living room, where she paused, eyes drawn immediately to the figure in front of the windows. With the morning sun shining bright behind him, he was just a dark silhouette, but relief bloomed warm in Peyton’s chest. She would know those wide shoulders, those long legs and that mess of dark hair anywhere.
A sound like a sob escaped her when he wordlessly opened his arms, and she was crossing the room, bag falling from her hand. Without hesitation, knowing that he would catch her, Peyton launched herself at him, wrapping her arms tightly around his neck.
“Looks like I can’t leave you alone for a minute, can I?” Wade Rafferty squeezed her until she could barely breathe, and then pulled back to look at her, a smile on his handsome face, but concern in his brown eyes.
Peyton sighed and leaned her forehead against Wade’s chest. “God, you have no idea how glad I am to see you.”