Blurb: A FACE IN THE MIRROR
Hope Carson may not look like a survivor, but she has escaped an abusive ex-husband and recovered from a vicious assault. Now she endures the painful memories and suspicious rumors surrounding her involvement in the attack. Her ex is a cop, so the last people she trusts are law enforcement officials–and she certainly doesn’t trust how the local DA makes her feel inside.
Remy Jennings should know better. He has no business falling for a woman who he suspects may have a deeply troubled mind. And even if he did make a move, she’d bolt like a frightened rabbit. But how can he deny a burning desire that threatens to consume him? As Hope’s past catches up with her in the worst way, Remy is determined to break through her defenses, earn her trust, and keep her safe in his arms–before it’s too late.
Review: This one had a more self contained story than the first book which I liked and didn’t like.
I liked it because the larger plot thread through this book is played out and resolved by the end of the book and doesn’t leave you hanging.
I didn’t like the fact that the huge plot thread that was introduced in book one was almost not even touched on in this book. That was frustrating. I thought that after the utter lack of an ending in book one, we would see a whole lot more growth and development of that plot. All we got was an interesting twist that muddies those waters a bit at the end.
There were also a couple of things that pinged my believably meter a bit. One was the way in which Law damaged his relationship with Hope. He is supposedly this perfect friend and in a moment of lust for a total stranger that just stuck a gun in his face, he treats Hope like crap. That really didn’t work for me.
There were a couple of others, but I’m waiting to see how they play out in the final book to see if they manage to work out later. I did still enjoy this, even though I was frustrated by it. That is more because I’m really not a huge fan of books that leave me hanging. I want more closure or satisfaction by the time I’ve finished a book.