MARY LOU GEORGE
Mainstream Romance, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4 Cups
A request from her Aunt has Ellie Brisby coming back to her home town; ten years have passed and she is no longer overweight and is more experienced in life. Jackson’s rejection of her still haunts her, along with the questionable disappearance of his girlfriend, Nikki Harper. The discovery of Nikki’s body causes interest as to what happened that night to resurface. She decides to investigate, and in the process her determination to resist Jackson again might break.
Jackson Sedgwick grew up with Ellie and treated her as a sister. He never really thought of her in another way, at least not back then. He knows what the town’s people think of him and suspect him in the murder of his old girlfriend. In searching with Ellie for the truth, his view that settling down is bad might actually reverse.
Ellie knows that there is more to what happened to Nikki that has been discovered. While searching out the facts she has to make a choice. Does she trust Jackson with her heart again? Old secrets, along with someone who does not want the truth to be found out, might keep her from finding the facts of that night and giving her heart to Jackson.
This story was a delight to read. I liked the mystery in it, as Ms. George kept you guessing, giving enough information for you to think it may be one person, then something else is revealed which makes you think that someone else might have actually been the one who did it. If you are not adept at keeping an eye out for details the little clues she scatters through-out the story will not add up, and the person and why who actually did it might be a surprise to you. I found this to be a good read. The mystery was actually a mystery. It did not seem to be something easy to figure out, and the romance between Ellie and Jackson unfolding was a pleasure to read. I would read this story again and recommend it to someone who likes romance with some mystery thrown in.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More