By: MK Harkins
Adult Romantic Suspense
4 out of 5 Stars
I know this has to stop. Something has to give. A person cannot die of a broken heart. Believe me, I know. I’ve been waiting—and it’s just not happening.
Mattie and Jeremy are engaged to be married and looking forward to a lifetime of love. It all crumbles away, however, when Mattie comes across evidence of a massive betrayal. Mattie flees to Washington in an attempt to start a new life and meets Cade, a tattooed engineer by day and a lead singer in a rock band by night. Their mutual attraction enflames Mattie, even as her heart still aches for her former fiancé. Just when it appears that Mattie may have found another stab at happiness, her past comes rushing back. As events unfold, it becomes clear to Mattie that things in her past may not have been quite what they seemed. Will Mattie ever learn the truth behind what really happened? And if she does, could it mean a new beginning with Jeremy, or will it be too late?
I liked this story for the amount of suspense and romance to it. The tragedies that the characters go through is realistic and emotional. When you read the story, you realize each character has been through traumatic events in their lives which ultimately puts them in bad situations in their relationships. There was one writing technique that I was not a fan of, and that is during times the next chapter was a different character's perspective redoing the exact same episode the chapter prior. I understand in certain situations it is needed to explain the actions and feelings of a character but re-reading the same scene by a different character just make the story longer than needed. All in all it is a great romantic - suspense story that keeps you engaged till the end to see who will get their happily ever after, I'm still on the fence on who the main character chose, I personally like the bad boys, but to each his own. Enjoy.