This book did not receive a submitted review for the RITA® Reader Challenge, so I have found some excellent outside reviews to supplement. I am not, however, assigning a letter grade to the review. This book finaled in the Romantic Suspense category.
Plot Summary: I’m not who they say I am. Trust me. But can she? Reclusive novelist Aaron Westhaven, a man she’s admired-and more-for years, has accepted Olivia Dupree’s invitation to speak at a local fundraiser. But the day he’s due to arrive, she gets a call summoning her to the bedside of a John Doe whose sole possession is her business card. Can this undeniably compelling man-survivor of an execution-style gunshot wound-really be the novelist the lonely Olivia has grown to think of as a near soul mate? If not, he can be in Shadow Falls for only one reason: to kill her. Olivia, too, has secrets. And discovering the truth about the man in the hospital bed means dredging up her own past-a past she’s been hiding from for sixteen years.
This book has a 3.78 star average at Goodreads.
Tori from SmexyBooks, who writes excellent reviews, reviewed this book and gave it 2 our of 5 stars. She wrote:
A suspenseful romance, you figure out early on what the mystery is while the rest of the story flushes out the suspense and romance between Aaron and Olivia. For me the story was rather bland till the last 100 pages.There is no substance or structure to it.
The majority of it is watching Aaron and Olivia interact. I really had a hard time connecting with either of these characters. Olivia is a mess of contradictions. She has spent 16 years hiding. She flow under the radar by maintaining low social and no emotional relationships. But once she hits the road with Aaron her personality becomes bi polar. She is attracted to him and propositions him after knowing him two days but in the next breathe talks of how she doesn’t trust men at all.