Some books just stay with you even when they are closed. Shadow by Maureen A. Miller is this type of book. It has all of the characteristics I expect of a book from author – great story line, well developed characters, and a great balance of romance and suspense. Shadow had me engaged from the first page and looking over my shoulder until the very end. And yes, I mean literally. I was out one night when it was dark and wondered if the Shadow was out there somewhere. I love it when books come alive and affect me even when I am not reading them!
In Shadow we meet Sophie who is trying like crazy to move on with her life after her boss up and left the counseling firm she worked. While dealing with unemployment she also has a stalker who she has nicknamed The Shadow that follows here around all the time. Even when she moves to London! She is fiesty and strong and everything you want in a heroine. The hero of the story, Glenn, is not at all what I expected after my first impression of him. He is so broken and still so very kind and thoughtful. His story brought tears to my eyes and my heart ached for him. All I could think about was how good it is that he has Sophie in his life.
Sophie and Glenn are an unlikely pair, which I loved. The chemistry was pretty hot between them and when they weren’t solving crimes I loved getting lost in their intimacy. Despite the circumstances under which they met, their romance was very sweet and makes you realize that you never know where you will find your true love.
I love supporting characters in stories because many times they steal the scene. Sam was that character in Shadow that did it for me. He is witty, protective and sweet. He was that friend to Sophie in London that she needed when she had no one else. Loved him!
Miller lets the reader figure out the clues as to what happened to Sophie’s boss along with the characters and it’s fun to be in a mystery like that. Shadow is unique, intriguing, and moves at a quick pace. If you are looking for a romantic suspense that will pull you in from the beginning, give you the chills, get your pulse racing and your heart bursting with joy, I suggest you give Shadow a try.
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About the Book:
Title: Shadow (Blue-Link, #1)
Author: Maureen A. Miller
Release Date: January 19, 2015
Category: Romantic Suspense
Source: Purchased from Amazon
The Shadow was watching her again. Sophie Diem could not see him. She could not prove he was there.
Sometimes he would approach. On those occasions she tried to run. Running was pointless, though. He would always return. And he would always ask the same question−over and over and over…
Where is Nathan Bethard?
Sophie’s boss has skipped town, abandoning their counseling firm. Now a stranger is stalking her. Granted, the man is drop-dead gorgeous, but he is still a stalker. In an attempt to flee him, she seeks a new job…in London.
Surely crossing the Atlantic will be enough to deter her shadow.