Thursday, February 13, 2014

Her Mother's Killer by Melissa Schroeder


Her Mother's Killer by Melissa Schroeder
Publication Date: April 10, 2013

A woman who can’t escape her past.

Althea Johnson would like to leave the past behind. The memories of her mother's murder lurk in her dreams and someone wants her to remember. Deciding to return to the small Texas town where it took place to deal with the demons from that night.

A man who will do anything to protect her.

Duncan can’t believe his best friend’s little sister has grown into such a wonderful bundle of curves. He is at first stunned by his reaction to her, but never one to be slow, he starts putting the moves on her. It isn’t until he is completely seduced by her that he realizes that she is putting herself in danger to solve the old crime.

A killer who will do anything to possess her.

As both of them fall in love with each other, the stalking and danger escalates. Women close to Althea’s description are being found raped and murdered. The new lovers work overtime to figure out just what went wrong 20 years earlier, not realizing the mysteries they will reveal could jeopardize everything they are fighting for.

This is a reissue and has been edited for content.


A Netgalley book review
Ok, so based on the title, I assumed this is going to be a thriller, with perhaps a touch of romance…. I was wrong. Take note that I do not read blurbs.  Nor did I see the cover when I requested this book.  Lol.
This is primarily a romance with a touch of action, a bite of suspense and gleam of intrigue.  At its core, it is however, a romance.
So as far as romances go, this is not a bad read, quite the contrary.  The suspense build up was intriguing, the attraction undeniable and the characters both likeable and easy to identify with.
The world building, the rural mountain life etc is the perfect romantic back drop for this story and served to add to basic plot line. 
Not much in the way of character development, not much needed as both the main protagonists are written as likeable, if somewhat extraordinary people made for one another.
All in all, given that I do not much care for romance books, this is one I am glad I picked up. 

http://www.amazon.com/Her-Mothers-Killer-Melissa-Schroeder-ebook/dp/B00CBMZFLY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392277809&sr=8-1&keywords=her+mothers+killer

Her Amazon profile link


http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Schroeder/e/B002BMD8Z4/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1392277809&sr=8-1


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