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Title: Next of Kin
Author: Sharon Sala
Genre: Romantic Suspense.
Part of a series: Yes,Rebel Ridge #1
Length: 336 pages
Release Date: January 31st 2012
Where I got this book: Was an ARC is now part of my e-book collection.
Beth Venable has seen too much. Witness to a major mob hit, she's placed in protective custody until the trial. But after her third safe house is riddled with bullets, she goes off-grid to save herself. What the FBI can't do, her kinfolk will.
The beautiful but forbidding Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky welcome Beth back, dirt roads and rustic shacks a world apart from L.A. But her homecoming—even her blissful reunion with strong, silent Ryal Walker—is made bittersweet by the fight she's brought to the clan's doorstep. Hidden in a remote cabin with the man she's always wanted, Beth begins to dream of a new life: her old one. But after so long, with such dangers stalking her…impossible.
But love can distill life down to its essence: an elixir of pure hope, nerve—and the will to survive.
My Review the first time I read itOH my blooming word this is brilliant!!!! It grabbed me from the first chapter and then dragged me on an adventure that was exciting and thrilling and beautiful all at the same time. It would have been very easy to make Beth kin hillbillies with banjo and no teeth, the nearest we got to that was that most of the people living on the ridge were related in some way so cousins marry cousins, but these were just hard working folk who have learn to live a hard and simple life on a mountain. It reminded me a little of a Patrick Swayze film of the same name and I loved that too.
At the end of this book we are promised another one and I for one will be keeping a close eye out for it but for now I will be treating my self to a lot more books from this talented writer.
My Review this time aroundThis book still had my heart beating faster even though I knew what was coming. The story swept me up and kept my interest right to the last word, I can honestly say that I loved this story as much this time around as I did the first. Reading this still made me want to see the Patrick Swayze film of the same name again and I still have not yet got a copy of that so we all know what I will be doing over the next few days lol. The next book in this series is out now and I will be reading it as it is Quinn's story and I am hoping to learn more about Beth and Ryal. I will admit that after reading this the first time and saying I would read more from this author this is the first time I have read anything else by her but I will so be remedying that, this has reminded me just how good her writing is I will be investing in more books and soon.
Awesome both times!
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