Sharon Sala has been one of my go to authors for romantic suspense for years. I don’t think I have ever read a bad book by her. Her characters are always well developed and her plots keep you interested from the first sentence.
This book had me puzzled at first. There is a whole story line about a rogue bear that Quinn is tracking and then starts searching for the poacher who injured the bear. In the meantime, there is a concurrent story about a drug dealer returning to Rebel Ridge to set up shop I kept trying to figure out how the two were related and finally with about a hundred pages or so to go it all came together with an ending worthy of a Shakespearian trajedy.
I enjoyed watching Mariah slowly realize that the Walkers were becoming her family. At first she was extremely uncomfortable but gradually she warms up to them. At one point in the book when Mariah thinks she is going insane, her first thoughts were how she just found a family to love and now it was being taken away from her.
I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense. Don’t Cry for Me is a sequel but it can absolutely be read as a stand alone with no problem.
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About the Book:
Title: Don’t Cry For Me
Author: Sharon Sala
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Category: Romantic Suspense
Source: Borrowed from the Library
Mariah Conrad has come home. Badly wounded on active duty in Afghanistan and finally released stateside, she has no family to call on and nowhere to go-until Quinn Walker arrives at her bedside. Quinn…her brother-in-arms, ex-lover and now maybe her future.
Quinn brings Mariah to his log cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky to rest and recuperate both physically and emotionally. While she’s incredibly grateful, Mariah is also confused and frustrated. She’s always stood on her own two feet, but now even that can literally be torture. She’s having flashbacks and blackouts, hearing helicopter noises in the night. She wants to push Quinn away-and hold him closer than ever.
But will she get the chance? Those helicopters are more than just post-traumatic stress; they’re real-and dangerous. Bad things are happening on the mountain. Suddenly there’s a battle to be fought on the home front, and no guarantee of survival.