Title: Blue Ridge Fear
Author: Robin Weaver
My Rating: A
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Main Characters: Sienna and Carson
Release Date: November 2012
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
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Sexual Intensity: spicy
Can things get any worse?
After an intimate relationship with her former boss sours, Sienna Sanders is slapped with a lawsuit for breach of contract. Broke and jobless, she moves in with her airhead cousin in a too-small mountain cabin--their joint inheritance.
But things get worse when a hiking misstep leaves Sienna stranded. That is, until a hunky stranger comes to her rescue. A zing of attraction has her thinking he might be the one. But there's a psycho stalking the area who's already killed four women--women who look a lot like Sienna.
Her stranger insists his name is Carson Addison, but Sienna discovers that isn't true. Plus, her dreamboat protector, a.k.a. possible stalker, only materializes when she's alone. Can she trust her heart and believe he's not a killer? Or is she making herself an easy target for the monster lurking in the mountains?
This book was so good. Seriously, I was sitting at the 80% mark of the story and still had at least seven suspects for who could be the bad guy. I never did figure it out definitely until it was revealed in the story. I was constantly back and forth about who it was. So good! And that was just the suspense part of it.
The romance was even better. Sienna knows that she can't trust anyone and when all things point to the fact that she can trust Carson even less, her heart won't give in. Her heart knows he's a good guy even when her mind is telling her that she shouldn't trust him and should, in fact, stay as far away from him as possible. Then there's Carson. You don't know exactly what his story is, but what you do get from him is that he needs to stay away from her too and he just can't do it. Don't you just love romances where the chemistry is so hot, that the characters just can't ignore it? I know that I do and that's part of the reason why I loved this story so much.
It was an intense book. There's a serial killer on the loose and he seems to have Sienna in his sights. In the middle of all that, she's dealing with her ditsy roommate and cousin with her constant parade of men and the fact that they can't move out of their house or else they will forfeit inheriting it. There's the small NC town who doesn't really trust outsiders and is doubly suspicious with what looks like a serial killer on the loose. There's a lot of tension between Sienna and Bethany. There's a lot of tension between Bethany and her men. Then there's a lot of tension between Sienna and Carson. All of it wrapped up to make a story that I didn't want to put down. I wanted to know who was the bad guy? What was the deal with Carson? And none of those questions were answered until the very last. It made for a super-suspenseful and entertaining read. I really, really liked it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.