Morgan’s life is destroyed when a serial killer murders her best friend and steals her identity. She moves back in with her family and starts rebuilding her life as well as she can. But she’s not out of danger yet – for it was she who Rozwell had intended to be his victim, and he’s not done with her yet.
Of Nora Roberts’s many author hats, I like her romantic suspense books best. They are quite formulaic, I will admit. There is a heroine whose life is destroyed by some awful villain, who returns to a safe place and starts rebuilding things and meets a hero even, but the villain is fixated on her and comes after her in the end to try and destroy her once and for all – and of course they always fail. Only the details vary. But it’s all so very soothing that I never mind.
Here the heroine is Morgan, a bartender, and the villain an identity-stealing serial killer. We have all the usual suspects – characters who are good at their jobs, close knit families, a hero who falls hard and fast. I enjoyed getting to know the small town and the resort that Morgan transplants herself to, and the Nash women are a delight. The villain is appropriately dastardly, and Nina’s death hits hard.
However, I did think that the relationship between Miles and Morgan comes a bit out of nowhere, and I would have like to see it developed more over the course of the book. The previously fragmented relationship between Audrey and Morgan probably should have been discussed earlier on, as it otherwise seemed to pop up out of nowhere. And even I became a little bored of the glowing detail in which we see Morgan craft new drinks and work on house improvement projects. Also, what on earth was Opal’s problem?
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.