I was hooked from the start and couldn't put the book down. It was suspenseful and at a certain point edge-of-your-seat-gripping thrilling, though the romance part was the most present in this book because while Jax worked hard on finding the stalker and keeping Megan safe, they both couldn't ignore the attraction that has always been between them.
This book was a steady paced read which played mostly in the present but jumped a few times back to five years ago when Jax and Megan met. It was woven together perfectly as I usually tend to get confused and annoyed with time-changes but I absolutely loved to get to know the young versions of both characters and what now had become of them.
After a stalker broke into her house and scared Megan to the bones, she finds herself in the arms of Jax, a guy she hasn't seen in 5 years but who changed her life for the better because all those years ago, Megan and Jax met under rather unusual circumstances and while they had spent just a few days together, those had been the best of Megan's life.
Having watched the news report on what happened to Meg, Jax up and left the bar to get to her instantly. Even if they've both changed and he doesn't know anything about Megan anymore, he knows one thing for sure and that's that he wants her to be safe.
Now, after years of having lived separate lives both their worlds collide again and reawake the flames which have always been burning in them.
The story started out really good and kept me on edge but the suspense reached its height much later. Meanwhile the story focused on Megan and Jax getting to know each other anew since they've changed a lot in the past few years but the story doesn't let you forget that there’s a constant threat to Megan and keeps your thoughts running wild on what will happen next.
While I enjoyed the storyline, it was Jax that really got me under a spell. It wasn't so much that I loved his good looks or his commanding or cocky attitude but I loved how deeply he felt even though he tried to shut his emotions out. He didn't have to say what he felt because his feelings were reflected in his actions and that was much more powerful. There were a few scenes that really took my breath away when his internal struggle was almost palpable and I felt the urge to hug him. I'm that weird huh?! That shows how good the writing of this book was! The characters felt real to me and I suffered with them.
Enough of those sad feelings. There weren't as much as you'll probably think right now just because I'm a sentimental person. There were also lots of happy and sappy moments that made me smile and I adored how Meg and Jax interacted with each other. One of the best parts were the chapters of the past when they met because their love was already so strong without them acting on it. It was almost bittersweet but I understood how those moments were the best of Megan’s life.
So even though this book is a romantic suspense and it was suspenseful, I really loved it for the underlying and not-so-obvious emotional parts.
Now though, since I'm an impatient person, I want Annie's story!! Is it august yet? =P
-- I received an ARC of this book by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. --
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars