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Publication Date: March 11, 2013
by Aimee Laine
For years, Ian Sands has enjoyed his life as a bachelor, taking advantage of singlehood and exploring his own definition of passion—whoever she may be. Blonde. Brunette. Tall. Short. Hot. Not. Five months ago, all that changed.
Ian’s been celibate, frustrated and desperately seeking answers to why one woman, who doesn’t play by girls’ rules, haunts his every waking moment.
As a renovations specialist, Taylor Marsh lives, works and breathes construction—a profession her southern belle of a mother would rather Taylor not touch. The same goes for Ian; Mama Marsh would never approve of him.
Like Ian, though, each time he and Taylor draw near, something compels her to get closer.
Something else tells her to run away.
As much as their histories suggest they shouldn’t be together, neither Taylor nor Ian can deny the pull, and the two succumb, indulging in a relationship that brings pleasure to body, mind and soul.
Doing so, though, also ushers in a series of events both should have foreseen as well as one final outcome neither expected.
Let's dive right in.
Yummies: LOVED how flashes from the past play throughout this story, how the plot is revealed to us readers while the characters are clueless.
The setting is so richly described. Perhaps the author is well acquainted with the Carolinas??? hehehe
The mysterious elements are awesome, with just enough revealed each chapter so you just HAVE to know what the heck & how the heck. And the creep factor later on in the book ... creepy!
As for characters - LOVE me some Ian, that's for sure. Love how he & Taylor are total opposites. One city & clean, the other country & a contractor - opposite roles of what you're thinking, trust me! Gives a nice unique change for romance IMO.
Yuckies: I'm going to premise this part by stating that Hide & Seek (GoZ #1) absolutely rocked. LOVED it. HERE is my 5 star review. Silent Echoes, while just as well written, just didn't connect with me as well. The tension - external conflict - wasn't as evident, and didn't drive the plot forward. It was more the mystery that kept me interested. While this is a good thing, honestly it hindered that feeling of 'I have to finish this book in 1 sitting!!!'. Just wasn't quite AMAZING! for me.
And lets face it - Ian is hot, but he's no Tripp. *wink*
Recommend: Oh heck yes. Anything written my Ms. Laine is WELL WORTH YOUR TIME!