It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she’d been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party—by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher—only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up—was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue.
Now, returning after her aunt’s fatal car accident, Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night—and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who’d targeted her, disappeared mysteriously, his body never found.
A lot has changed in thirteen years. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother—though he still knows his way around a wrench when he fills in at his uncle’s local hardware store. Even Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California’s wine country. But Mason is still a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara’s house, and some of Tristan’s old friends start acting suspicious, Mason’s quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he’ll save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .
What I liked: Ms Krentz has gotten back to her roots with the romantic suspense, River Road. It's all that you love about her books. The characters drive the story, even the ones no longer living. I love Lucy's character. She's smart, spunky and funny. Mason is the perfect compliment too. If you've read Ms Krentz before, you know more or less what to expect. But, if you haven't, you're in for a treat. The bad guys are there if you pay attention but not easily picked out. I was so lost in the story, I missed the clues, which is a good thing.
What I didn't like: I can't say I didn't like anything. I knew what to expect and knew I could put it down and take a break.
Ms Krentz is one of my go to authors when I need an entertaining read. I wasn't disappointed. The good part, this is a stand alone novel so no playing catch up.
Currently this is available in hardcover at $16.31 and to me the Kindle is priced high at $10.65. If you're a hardcore Jayne Ann Krentz fan, get the hardcover, if not, check it out at the library.