Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Known: A Bone Secrets Novel by Kendra Elliot

Chris can smell smoke.  He shouldn't be able to, it's a snowy day in the Cascade mountains and the cabins are a long way from each other.  It also doesn't smell like a regular wood fire.  It's something worse...

Montlake Romance and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now on Amazon.

What Chris finds is a burnt down cabin with people taking cover in an old Suburban parked there.  It's a young teenager and her mother.  Her mother has been sick, they're both cold, and they have no idea why the cabin burned.  He can smell other death there but he takes them home with him first.  They need to get warmed up and he can help them with that as well as calm them down.  He'll go back later to find out who died since they didn't think anyone else was there.

Ms. Elliot characters both have a history that is filled with trauma.  Chris was held captive and tortured, along with others, by a madman.  Gianna was involved in a car accident where both her parents died and she doesn't remember anything about it.  They are both older and functioning well now but there are cracks in both facades they show the world.

Chris has a super protective streak.  Gianna is a medical examiner and is a "fix it now" person.  Chris is a "do it when it's right" person.  They clash and they mesh together both.  There is someone after Gianna and Chris and his family will not let that happen.

This is a tight and suspenseful story that keeps you on your toes.  It's almost all action, with a little time for a growing romance.  It plays with your emotions but it ends happily ever after.  That's a good thing for these two who have had such a hard life.  Read it, it'll keep you going.

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