So, already 2018.....i can't say that 2017 was an excellent year so i do have hope for this new one especially since it started quite well as i'm bonding with our new family member..i so needed him. Now i think i can hope for some balance or at least i hope so to reach that i'm avoiding unecessary stress so if i didn't manage to complete your christmas gift on time i'm sorry i was too overwhelmed but i will do my best to 2018 an excellent year.
That being said, a year can't be good without good books so it's time i start giving you my opinion on the first book of the year: a romance suspense by Debbie Herbert: Appalachian Prey.
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Genre: romantic suspense
Very good! This book was perfect to start my year as i really loved it. It's a second chance romance if you want ( i'm not fond of those but in this case no cheating was involved only misunderstanding or something like that) but more importantly a romance suspense and i LOVE those! really when it's cold or raining outside staying in front of the fire immersed in a good investigation is a real pleasure. In this case it's even better as there are several cases open on which our characters are investigating which make the story even more interesting.
Debbie Herbert wrote very realistic characters and we wouldn't be surprised to meet them at the turn of a street but it also make us want to stay on their side. Lilah is a wonderful woman, she grew facing difficulties but she didn't gave up and despite being from a family on the verge of the law ( to say the least) she became a good citizen. The fact people judged her because of her family sounded very unfair and made her even more admirable for staying true to her beliefs. She was hurt by Harlan while she also understand his reasons and because of that she was willing to let him free.
Harlan has big goals, he want to become sheriff to clean the area from crime.....more importantly he want to become a good man and not repeat the errors of his father however to do so he gets too easily influenced by public opinion so when his superior told him that a relation with Lilah would look bad on him and diminish his chance to be elected he just stop seeing her without explanation....on that side i didn't like him. He is intelligent as we can see during his investigation but he also lacks courage for what is more important. I did appreciate to see him think about the past and what he really want and what he is willing to give up for that.
the investigation(s) led to some discoveries which added to my pleasure as i don't like guessing everything from the start and with several investigations it wasn't the case.
it's really a good romance suspense that i recommend with pleasure
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book