“Ms. Brooks does an amazing job of creating an intriguing plot woven into engaging characters that are as distinctive as they are eccentric…The suspense elements are there again, much like in book 1, and you will simultaneously worry and cheer the sisters on…there are romantic elements (Casey and Ryan) that will take you through a range of emotions…this book was an emotional rollercoaster for me and I loved every minute of it.”
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: October 22, 2018
Sweat slid down her back and into the waistband of her khakis. She glanced over her shoulder to where Ryan was coming up behind her. He was mumbling to himself—no doubt cursing her—and using a handkerchief to dab the perspiration from his forehead. He hadn’t complained, not once, which surprised her. It had taken her an hour to find the old trail, but she had found it. Now they were on the right track. She hoped.
She stopped and took a swig from her water bottle. “You okay?”
“Yes, thank you,” Ryan said sipping from his own container.
“It shouldn’t be much farther now.” She turned and started walking, not waiting for his response.
“You really think she’ll be out here?”
Casey squeezed her eyes shut for a moment. “She has to be,” she whispered.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t catch that?”
You weren’t supposed to. “When we were little, we made a secret place in these woods. We spent an entire summer building a fort out here and never told anyone about it.” It had been theirs and theirs alone. She slowed her steps when they came to a clearing.
Several trees had been cut down, and the surrounding bushes had been taken out. A cabin now sat where their fort had been. She began walking down the path, then stopped in her tracks, and Ryan bumped into her.
“Oh, God,” she said, turning away from the sight in front of her.
Ryan looked over her shoulder, then took her hands in his and waited until she met his eyes. “That’s her.”
About W.L. Brooks