Lauren Biltmore is on the road to recovery after a violent night shatters her perception of safety. Not accustomed to being in the spotlight as the headline in a news story, this anchorwoman must find herself again and reclaim her life, if she can.
In an effort to flee the spotlight and those who looking for the next big story, she boards a plan after being released from the hospital and escapes to an island paradise, or is? At her brother’s home in the Cayman Islands, she is still haunted by nightmares, all she wants is a distraction from reality, but can she find one?
Noah Reynolds, a sexy screenwriter, just might be the distraction Lauren is looking for, but he has problems of his own. Under his take-me-to-bed looks mask is a past Hollywood scandal. Not to mention his questionable moral code of using Lauren’s recent attack as inspiration for his latest writing project. He knows he should stay away from Lauren and he’s dealing with a stalker of his own, but ethics are his weakness.
Tentative trust is tested as their love is swept up against a riptide of deceit, murder and revenge.
He toweled himself off, his thoughts centered around Lauren and their last date. It hadn’t exactly gone as planned given the dead guy face down amidst the fish. Not that he’d helped the situation with his not-so-smooth-moves-on-the-beach later. The past two days had given him perspective. He wanted her. Right or wrong, mistake or not, he needed to see where this could go. He couldn’t get her out of his mind. Maybe tonight he’d get another chance if he could track her down.
“Noah.” Lauren cleared her throat from where she stood outside the open bathroom door. She leaned against the wall in a Caribbean blue tank dress that hugged her body in all the right places, legs exposed from mid-thigh down, ankles crossed, long hair glistening over lightly tanned shoulders, gaze averted to the floor and smile playing across lips he desperately wanted against his skin. “Sorry to barge in. You left the deck door wide open.”
“No problem.” He cinched the towel around his waist and wondered exactly how long she’d been standing there. The thought of her watching him shower and dry off did crazy things to his nervous system. “I’ve been looking for you.”
“Erin told me.” She leaned her head back against the wall and dragged her gaze from his toes upward. “Heard you were on private charter for the past few days.”
He leaned his shoulder against the doorframe and let her gaze soak him up. He liked the way she looked at him as if he were dessert.
“About the other night…I’m sorry. Can I make it up to you? Dinner tonight? Etcetera?” he asked.
She caught her lower lip between her teeth, gaze lingering on his chest. “Are you sure this time? No running away when things get hot?”
Electricity zapped in the three feet separating them.
Damn, the woman did insane things to his rational thinking. He’d decided on the boat that he needed to see her, make things right, take it slow, get tangled up in some strings. Seeing her live and in person threw common sense out the window.
Riptide is truly well written and encompasses several different genres without sacrificing any of them. This romantic suspense novel is chocked full of action at every turn of the page and is loaded with a deadly amount of romance and intrigue as well. Defiantly the trappings of murder, mystery, love and disaster.
Author Amber Lea Easton also knows how to throw that proverbial wrench into her story’s plot. It’s not enough Lauren, a news anchor that after having been attacked, died and brought back to life and is intent on not dealing with the aftermath has to be a complete mess, she adds Noah, a Hollywood screen writer who has taken to being a recluse after the high-profile suicide death of his girlfriend, but now it looks like the dead are not dead after all.
Sounds like a recipe for disaster on this island getaway so get ready to stay up all night, as you won’t want to put this novel down.Powered by Sidelines