Honestly I usually hate the “fake death” plot but I gave this a chance since I love Katie Reus and I’m so glad I did. Usually I just don’t understand why the woman (yes it’s usually the woman) fakes her death instead of just asking for help and trusting the person they love. However, the way this one was written (I won’t give it away) actually worked and was believable. I found myself thinking okay I can understand why she did what she did. Better yet, the hero does as well and I loved that he understands her decision and doesn’t hold a grudge or anger at the heroine.
This book actually has two couples and although Skye and Colt and clearly the main couple I really loved reading the parts with Mercer and Mary Grace as well. I even loved that we got the POV of the first villain and thought that rounded out the book nicely adding an element to the story. The suspense elements were well paced, exciting and kept me turning the page while the romance was hot and emotional.
The perfect mix of suspense/romance and a great start to a new series – I can’t wait to see what happens next. Definitely 5 charms!