⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5 out of 5
Theo Black has moved back to the town he grew up in, River’s End after the woman he was in love with chose someone else to marry. He’s an ex-marine and a firefighter. His whole life has seemed to be centered around protecting and saving people. When there is a fire at the local hotel owned by a young woman that Theo has known and been friends with since they were young, he finds himself going into the burning building with one thing in mind, saving someone.
Maggie Wilson is the town sweetheart, owner of the local hotel, and a survivor. She had a tough childhood and carries a secret around that she’s held onto since she was twelve years old. She’s afraid that she will be found a fraud if her secret comes to light, but with there being someone after her, she may have to share her secret to save her life.
I really enjoyed this suspenseful, tragic story. I love the characters and the story. Ms. Blythe has a knack for writing suspenseful stories that keep you wondering, guessing, and sitting on the edge of your seat trying to figure out who the bad guy is and whether the victim will be saved in time or if they can be saved at all. The back stories of her characters are tragic, heart breaking, and interesting. I really enjoy reading Ms. Blythe’s books and the way they are written is interesting, they are written in a timeline of events and things that are happening, rather than straight chapters. Whenever I read her books, I find myself lost in the story and characters searching for the person causing the pain and suffering along with the characters. I love every one of her books I’ve read, and this story was no different. I give this story a 4.5-star review and suggest it to readers that enjoy, romantic suspense, friends to lovers, or just a great read.